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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8-22-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Welcome To Arizona President Trump

President Trump Will Be Flying Into The Marine Base in Yuma between 1 & 2 pm today, Tues., Aug 21. Colorado River Tea Party Supporters of the President as asked to be at the fairgrounds [corner of 3E & 32nd St.] across from the base to welcome him.  Participants are asked to wear a hat or have an umbrella, use sun screen, carry water, and bring your supports signs and American flags. Contact: CRTP Chr Sally Kizer or Secrtary Cora Lee Schingnitz coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com 928-210-1219.

President Donald Trump will hold a rally at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at the Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Get your tickets here Doors open at 4 pm. Limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue. No homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie-sticks, back pack or large bags will be permitted into the venue. If you are unable to attend, you can pick up MAGA gear online here, according to Team Trump–Pence.

LD2 State Committeeman Leiann Anderson: The Friday night Pima County meeting was extremely revealing.  AZGOP 1st Vice-Chair Parralee Schneider used the words “wacko” and “power grab” to describe former and current tea party members and those mounting the recall effort.  There is no doubt that the governing documents of the AZGOP are being ignored in the halls of state leadership.  Foremost in my mind is Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s warning regarding leftist billionaire George Soros planning another redistricting nightmare in Texas as was orchestrated in Arizona in 2010 by Colleen Mathis and Ken Strasma of Strategic Telemetry.  We have to be ready in 2020 and before with knowledgeable leadership, committeemen! Recall AZGOP Chairman Lines signature sheets are available here in Pima County. Contact Leiann Anderson 520 289-9600 or binderosa10@gmail.com.

Activist Nancy Russell Plencner: Sunday Dan Nowicki a seasoned political writer for the Arizona Republic managed to write 25 column inches of copy about our President's visit to Phoenix on Tuesday.  He managed to write all those words without ever using the proper title, President Trump.  He wrote about Trump this and Trump that, as though our President were some sort of hack salesman passing through Phoenix.  There is, and should always be, a huge distinction between writing about candidate Trump and the President of the United State of America, Donald J. Trump and I for one would appreciate the Arizona Republic and especially their political writer to use the correct title. By the way, when no longer in office Donald Trump will be called Mr. President for the rest of his life. President Trump will join today's other five living Presidents in carrying that honored title.

Bruce M Piepho, LD14 Cochise County State Committeeman: Mitt Romney criticism of President Trump's comments about the Charlottesville fiasco is beyond reprehensible. Romney has always been a “Rockefeller Republican” aka a “RINO (Republican In Name Only).” I voted for Donald J. Trump; because I believe his ‘Ideology and Core Beliefs’ are aligned closely with mine. The Hate Trump media, progressive Democrats and RINO political factions will spin anything to vilify Trump. All are aligned with snakes like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and the flamboyant manipulators, like George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg et;al. And then weasels like Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Susan Collins Chuck make a lot of meaningless noise. This nonsense would be funny; if it weren’t so: “Stupid”! Keeping Johnathan Lines as Chairman of the Arizona State Republican Party (AZGOP) would be stupid. I agree 100% with La Paz County Chairman Russell Sias comments in the 8-21-17-briefs and believe Fake Flake must not be re-elected in 2018. I also support President Trump. Fake Flake is a forever Never Trumper. Replacing Flake would be big step to draining the Washington D.C. Swamp. Chairman Jonathan Lines needs to be sent home just like Flake. If you as a Republican or concerned Independent do not have a GOP State Committeeman signing the recall petition for an AZGOP Special Meeting on 9/30/2017, find him or her and request them to sign the petition. AZGOP does not exist for John McCain or Jeff Flake or Johnathan Lines or Matthew Kenney or Kory Langhofer (John McCain's lawyer). More at drain-the-azgop-swamp

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman to AZGOP 2VC Cindy Coleman: Glad you finally responded, even if it’s without answers to our questions. At the very least, we are communicating. As our first, maybe second, communication in this public forum, you now are suggesting I am manipulating you. I am truly sorry that you feel that way, but I know of no other way to resolve your seeming ongoing trust issues with me. I would remind you that it was your partner that suggested my bylaw changes would be better suited to our “standing rules” which are non-existent!

     I thought I was perfectly clear that I would not participate in a “private” dialog with you 8-21-17-briefs since we, as a general public, have been deceived. Going public appears to me to be the only way to let all know what is going on. So, I am glad you have decided to respond. Maybe, if we try to get Sen. McCain to participate, we might even learn why, for many years, he led the repeal effort in regard to ObamaCare, and then when the opportunity arose to actually do something about it, he voted down the effort. Maybe one day! Let’s return to issues closer to home for us both:

     Why have you and Kathie Petsas resolved to disallow communication between bylaw committee members for so long? Seems to me, that if members were communicating, that meetings would go much smoother, and accomplish much more if members could come to the meeting with some ideas in mind to discuss. Unless of course, the whole idea is for you and your crew to be able to control the meeting outcome. Is that so? Forgive me for being suspicious, but if I were in control, and wanted to maintain control, this is one thing I would do. That, and appoint a chairman, instead of letting the committee elect their own chairman, as is normally done.

    My second issue: The secretary bylaws state that “...He/she shall ... relinquish them to his/her successor.” Who decided to circumvent this “relinquishing” to the new secretary? Who decided that she could not be responsible as she sees fit, as the previous secretary has done? This bylaw clearly has not been honored. We are, after all, now about eight months into the new term of office. Again, thanks for responding! Editor’s Note: Sias is responding Coleman’s Note that reads: “Your manipulation of my recent email, while your right, was a breach of trust. A conversation may have been helpful in resolving that concern. I'll pass on your offer.”

Activist Nohl Rosen: Apparently, the left has sunk to a new low of targeting conservative business owners who support President Trump. I woke up yesterday morning to find my company's business page on both Facebook and Google under attack by fake reviews regarding my business. One of them stating on my company's Google business page that the reason my company got a 1 star review was because it was "run by a Nazi trump supporter." In both cases the reviewers used fake names to post their fake reviews. The left has resorted to using fake names to post fake negative reviews in order to attack conservatively owned businesses online in an effort to hurt them financially. And the excuse is because the owner is conservative and a Trump supporter. How is supporting our President, believing in God, supporting our law enforcement and wanting the Constitution upheld a bad thing? The truth is, it isn't. Customers that call my company needing computer help don't care about my political views or even ask about them when they call; they just want good and solid service which is exactly what I'll provide them. I don't care what their political views are because I don't base serving a customer on that. The ones posting these fake reviews against my businesses aren't customers as their names don't show up in any records for service. I would know because as a small business, I've gotten to know each and every one of my customers and many are repeat customers.

     It's sad that the left is resorting to such tactics to bring down conservative business owners and try to prevent them from earning a living. I think they should know that I won't allow myself to be bullied by them and most of the time these tactics backfire on them. If anything, conservative business owners that are targeted are usually patroned by even more conservative minded customers. I will not let these things bother me, but I did want to put out there that the left is attacking our businesses. We conservative minded business owners must stick together and exchange business. The left needs to know that no matter what underhanded tactics they use, they can't stop free enterprise nor will they stop me from operating my business the way I see fit. I also don't feel ashamed that I support President Trump; in fact, I'm proud of it. Editor’s Note: Rosen owns and operates Panther TEK in Wickenburg and has organized several law enforcement support events in the past. 480-980-8541 catprotector@panthertekit.com

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. –ft

Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix needs solutions and that’s why I continue to fight for your support in District 6. When we saw a proliferation of drug houses in Phoenix neighborhoods I fought to enforce the laws in place that would help the neighborhoods stay safe and help the individuals in recovery to actually get the care and support they deserve.

Vice President Mike Pence: "President Trump has no higher priority than the safety and security of the American people. Since the very first day of our administration, he has taken decisive action to protect our citizens, our country and our very way of life — and on Monday, President Trump announced a new strategy for addressing threats from Afghanistan and South Asia that will enhance the security of our homeland and protect our people from those who would do us harm.

    "America must prevent terrorists from regaining a foothold in Afghanistan — the country from where al-Qaeda, aided by the Taliban, planned and directed the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Yet the previous administration publicly placed an arbitrary end date on military operations in Afghanistan, enabling the Taliban to bide its time and begin a renewed campaign to reconquer its lost territory. We need only look at Iraq, and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria following the last administration’s withdrawal of U.S. forces, to see where this path leads. President Trump has reversed that policy.  And important, he has ensured that our armed forces will have the resources and authorization they need in order to succeed.

     "President Trump has determined that conditions — not arbitrary timetables — will guide our strategy. The previous administration alerted our enemies ahead of time by announcing troop numbers and timelines, something President Trump has wisely refused to do. A stable Afghanistan will mean a safer America. To achieve this goal, President Trump’s new strategy for South Asia also calls for a shift in America’s policy towards Pakistan, a place he refuses to ignore.

     "Finally, the president's strategy for South Asia involves a stronger strategic partnership with India — the world’s largest democracy and a key security and economic partner. India has made important contributions towards Afghanistan’s stability and security, and India has also pledged critical support to Afghanistan’s development needs. Because they directly affect America’s interests, America will continue to work closely with New Delhi on these issues. President Trump’s strategy for South Asia will undo the failed policies of the past and put the safety and security of the American people first. And with the president’s leadership, with the courage of our armed forces, and with the prayers of our people: America will be stronger, safer and more secure than ever before." To read more, click here.

Congresswoman Martha McSally will meet this morning with Edith King, a 94 year old World War II veteran and resident of Sierra Vista, to celebrate her casework success. In March, Mrs. King approached McSally’s office to ask for assistance in obtaining an earlier effective date on a service-connected pension which had been pending for almost two years. Within one month of learning of Mrs. King’s situation, McSally successfully expedited her claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Mrs. King received a back pay award of $15,238.

On Friday night, the Maricopa County Recorder's office received more than 2,900 petition sheets containing 3,931 randomly sampled signatures from the Secretary of State's Office for verification. The County Recorder's Office has 15 business days beginning Monday to verify the signatures.  The verification process will begin Tuesday at 8 am and run until 5 pm every week day. The Recorder's Office has until Monday, September 11 to return the certification to the Secretary of State's Office. The Office is opening the process up for observers, two appointed from the opposing committees and two members of the public, making four total spots for each two hour shift. Those interested in observing the signature verification process can contact the County Elections Department through email to sign up (voterinfo@risc.maricopa.gov). Observers must agree to follow guidelines set forth by the office including keeping a distance of no less than two feet from staff members and refraining from taking photos, video or audio recordings. Reasons for signature disqualification and all observer guidelines available here: Petition Process

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued the following statement in response to President Trump's address: "Tonight, President Trump took a bold step forward by asserting America’s strength worldwide and making crystal clear that we will no longer lead from behind," said McDaniel. "In announcing a long-term vision and strategic plan in Afghanistan, the president is showing the American people our national security is his top priority and requires a clearly defined policy. Thanks to President Trump and his dedicated team, we will strengthen America’s presence in one of the most vulnerable areas of the world."

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

AUGUST 22

CANCELED DUE TO TRUMP RALLY IN PHOENIX: The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity will hold a policy panel on "Death And Taxes: Health Insurance And Tax Reform In Congress" at 5:30 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at a yet to be disclosed location. The panel will feature freshman Congressman Andy Biggs, an outspoken proponent of health insurance and tax reform, and Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Phoenix surgeon and Cato Institute senior fellow. Tickets : reform-in-congress-tickets Once you have been cleared to attend by their security process, the staff will send you confirmation and more details about the event. - Leslie D. White , Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity – AZ

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is set for 6 pm., Tues., Aug 22 inside the Fireside Gill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills. This is a social event – no speeches, no reservations, no host bar with option food. Open to everyone. Elected officials and candidates welcome.

The Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will be held at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W Greenway Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381(behind the Greenway Medical and Professional Center).  Meetings are open to anyone wanting to discuss constitutional issues as they relate to current events.  They also practice and train in communications with Ham radio, emergency medical and personal, group and community security during times of crises or emergency. Drive into the parking lot entrance for Gental Dental and keep going to the rear.  The church is on your right.  Use the door that faces south. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, according to coordinator Randy Miller. Contact Miller at 623-866-3544.

AUGUST 23

The Pima County GOP Trunk N Tusk Dinner, featuring Congresswoman Martha McSally, is scheduled at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23. A 6 pm., VIP Reception is scheduled, according to Chairman Eppihimer. Tickets at www.PimaGOP.org or call 321-1492 through Aug. 19. Dinner tickets $50 each or two for $90. Dinner/reception single tickets $100, includes reception, dinner and photo op.

The Estrella Republican Club and LD#4 will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23 at Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy.,Goodyear.  Guest speaker:  Mr. Brian Dalke,City Manager, City of Goodyear.  Other business:  Amendment to bylaws to be discussed and voted upon.  All welcome.  Any questions please call Dick Newcomer, 623-398-5638.

AUGUST 24

Sen Jeff Flake will present an update on Capitol Hill at 6 pm., Aug 24 at a yet to be disclosure location in Phoenix. Details tba.

The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) board members and LD chairs will meet with the County Recorder on Thurs., Aug 24 to discuss 2017 jurisdiction elections, Ballot-on-Demand system, updates to precinct lines.

AUGUST 28

The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with How Trump Won author Larry Schweikert. RSVP at facebook.com/pg/TempeRepublicanWomen/events/ Annette Fettig will have a table with her hand-made for $20 each. To order a Trump doll prior to the Aug 28 meeting, contact Stephanie at (480) 329-0245 or sjournalizer@gmail.com.A portion of the proceeds from these dolls will go fundraising efforts for two TRW members and representatives of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to attend the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention next month in Phildalephia. TRW will also have a vendor’s table at the October AzFRW Biennial Convention at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton Hotel.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

· McCain On The New Strategy For Afghanistan

· McCain On Navy Operational Pause

· McCain On The Elevation Of U.S. Cyber Command

· McCain On NAFTA Renegotiations

SENATOR JEFF FLAKE

· Flake Statement on Charlottesville Comments

CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR

· Gosar Introduces Bill to Seek Justice for "Downwinders" Negatively Impacted by Government Nuclear Testing

CONGRESSMAN TRENT FRANKS:

· A Legacy Of Law And Order Deserves Better

· Tragedy In Barcelona

· Rep. Trent Franks Reacts To Events In Charlottesville, VA

CONGRESSMAN DAVID SCHWEIKERT

· Congressman-Schweikert-Staying-Busy-During-Summer-Hiatus

CONGRESSWOMAN MARTHA MCSALLY

· McSally Urges Secretary Of Interior To Consider The Importance Of Arizona’s National Monuments

CONGRESSMAN ANDY BIGGS

· Biggs-Calls-President-Trump-Pardon-Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio

· Biggs Requests Answers From The U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

· Biggs Office Is Looking For Interns For The Both The Washington, D.C. And Arizona Offices. Click Here If You Are Interested In Applying For An Internship With My Office.

CANDIDATES

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

Frank Riggs, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction: My years working as a police officer and deputy sheriff led me into education.  As a street cop and criminal investigator, I came into contact with repeat offenders of a young age who had engaged in delinquent behavior as juveniles and didn't have the education and skills to live productive lives. Law enforcement is primarily reactive; education is proactive.  While I'm proud of the work I did as a patrolman, investigator and crime prevention specialist, I came to realize that education is essential to ending the cycle of crime and to creating opportunity for all young people to live responsible and productive lives.  As Frederick Douglass said, "It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. "That realization led me to run for the school board in my home community.  After serving two terms as the board president, I ran for and was elected to Congress.  During my three terms in Congress, I chaired the House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and authored laws on charter schools and special education.  I also co-sponsored legislation to ban federal funding for national tests and the "Dollars to the Classroom Act," block-granting the K-12 education programs and funding back to the states with the stipulation that 95 cents of every dollar had to go into the classroom.  This legislation was consistent with state and local control of K-12 education...and the 10th Amendment! Learn more about my record and my plans for reforming and improving K-12 education in Arizona at www.riggsforaz.com

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward’s Op Ed in USA jeff-flake-trying-to-have-it-both-ways; kelli-ward-editorials-debates

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward: "The American People Have High Expectations for Congress and we are continually disappointed with the lack of results from career insiders like Mitch McConnell, Jeff Flake, and John McCain. #GOP voters were promised that if we delivered the House, the Senate, and the White House to Republicans, we'd see action, and instead we've gotten finger pointing at President Trump from the Senate Majority leader. The era of excuses is over! It should not take decades to deliver on promises made. It's time for #BigLeague conservative changes in 2018."

Incumbent Sen Jeff Flake: For my entire career, I’ve been guided by the Goldwater principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual responsibility. These are values I learned growing up on my family’s ranch in Snowflake, Arizona…and I will never abandon them. Today’s Republican Party is at risk of abandoning these values. Our party has taken up an unfamiliar banner-populism, protectionism, resentment, and chaos – values that have never been our own. I have been troubled watching this shift over the last several years and that’s why I am driven to speak up and to remind Republicans of the conservative principles that have served us so well. I’ve been energized by the response and the surge or support, but I need your help to keep the momentum going.

NEWS LINKS

· Baby-Born-In-Mesa-During-The-Eclipse

· If We're Tearing Down Statues, Let's Be Consistent

· Army Not Changing Confederate Base Names … For Now

· Trump-Urged-To-Pardon-And-Hire-Arpaio

· No Time Wasted! Breitbart Targets Mcmaster

· Petition To Label Antifa Terror Group Gets Over 100k Signatures

· How Arizona Is Giving Inmates A Second Chance

· Solar Eclipse 70% Visible In Arizona Today

· Millions Of Americans Experience Eclipse Of The Sun

· 1.5 Million Reasons That Al Sharpton Should Shut Up About The Jefferson Memorial

· Analysis | Who Are The Antifa?

· While We're Toppling Offensive Symbols, What About The Democratic Party?

· Tucson Police Chief Sued For Not Protecting Child Sex “Slave”

· Navy Chief Orders Probe Into Pacific Fleet After Collisions

· Jeff Sessions Is Calling For A Massive Crackdown On Marijuana Nationwide

· Radical Left’s Revisionists Now Targeting 225 Year Old Columbus Artifacts

· Antifa Plans Nationwide Attack For Nov 4…And We’ll Be Ready!

· Huckelberry Denied Supervisors Vital Information On American Airlines Deal

· Feds: Texas-Man-Tried-Planting-Bomb-On-Confederate-Statue

· Radical Left Now Stabbing Fellow Americans Over “Nazi” Haircuts

· Robert-Downy-Jr-Blows-The-Whistle-On-Elite-Hollywood-Pedophile-Ring

· Federal Judge Orders IRS To Reveal Identities Of Employees Who Targeted Conservatives For Audit

· Identity Sought Of Woman In Ice Child Sex Abuse, Exploitation Case

· The Sobbing Nazi Saga: Christopher Cantwell Singing A Different Tune Facing Arrest Warrant

· Gross!….Antifa’s Signature Weapon: Urine

· Domestic Violence Suspect With Explosive Device Attached To Body Arrested

· Trump-Approval-Rating-Up

· Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills

· Roberts: Gov-Doug-Ducey-Will Be MIA At-Trumps-Phoenix-Rally

· Charles Barkley: Most Black People Haven't Thought A Day In Their Lives About Confederate Statues

· To Americans Everywhere: What Is Really Going On Here

· Hallucinations, Cramps, Even Death: Sports In Arizona Heat Can Be Dangerous

· Roberts: Gov-Doug-Ducey-Will Be MIA At-Trumps-Phoenix-Rally

· Kendrick Mountain Area To Remain Closed Temporarily For Public Safety

· Statue Of Christopher Columbus Smashed In Baltimore

· Arizona’s New Detection System For Wrong-Way Driving

· Poor Nutrition Can Hurt Young Athletes As They Grow

· U.S. Customs And Border Protection Invites Public To Citizens Academy


SEEING RED AZ

· Toppling Monuments: Analyzing The Radical Leftist’s Demands

· Pres.Trump Calls Jeff Flake “Toxic,” Supports Kelli Ward For US Senate

· Phx’s Tyrannical Mayor Stanton Sabotages 1st Amendment

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· President-And-First-Lady-Trump-Will-Not Attend Kennedy Honors Event

· Resolution-AZ-RNC-State-Committeeman To Present Resolution At National Convention Next Week

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Is The Establishment Preparing To Sacrifice Chairman Lines?

· Exciting AZRA Convention - Look At The Speaker Lineup

· Inquiring Minds Now Can Know - What The Police Say About Charlottesville

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Stone-Mountain-Monument-Risk-Next


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Mnuchin Defends Trump's Response To Protests

CONGRESS

· Democrat Congressman Endorses Violence Against Speech

· Congressman Louie Gohmert Calls For Investigation Into Possible Charlottesville False Flag

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Navy Pauses Pacific Operations, Launches Investigation

· Bowe Bergdahl Throws Hail Mary To Stay Out Of Prison After His Trump Gambit Fails

MEDIA

· Viral Video: Black Woman Slams Media For Creating Fake Race War

PROTESTORS/THUGS/RIOTS

· When The Left Eats Its Own: Watch Antifa Thug Punch Blm Member

COURTS

· Ohio Judge Fires Back At Gunman, Killing Him

EDUCATION

· The Solar Eclipse Was Racist According To Law School Professor

· More Cowardly Overnight Statue Removals Hit University Of Texas

INTERNATIONAL

· Canada Faces Harsh Reality Of Illegal Immigration, Threatens Mass Deportations

· Pope Lays Out Disturbing And Delusional View Of International Immigration

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Monday, August 21, 2017

8-21-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

"If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents." - Steve Bannon.

President Trump will address the nation on Monday night (tonight) in a prime-time address on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia, the White House announced Sunday. Trump will address the nation "on the path forward for America's engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia," the White House said in a statement. full story here

Mittens-Spells-It-Out-For-Flake (courtesy IDA Sunday comics)

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Wikileaks: Clinton-Bribed-6-Republicans To ‘Destroy Trump’ Guess who is listed??

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 PC and State Committeeman: Is The Establishment Preparing To Sacrifice Chairman Lines?  The Absolute Necessity of Calling a RINO, a RINO : I, the person behind the effort to remove Chairman Lines, met Parralee Schneider, our 1st vice chair, for the first time, last Friday evening, at a meeting called for state committeemen in Pima County. Damien Kennedy, whom I believe to be another friend of the Establishment, also attended--after having emailed me recently to say that he is fine with removing Chairman Lines. In his email, he told me that he can understand doing that, but believes I’ve overstepped in calling for the removal of the 1st and 2nd vice chairs. I wondered at his apparent willingness to let Lines be removed. Perhaps they know they are in a very weak position, I thought, so are willing to sacrifice the chairman, thinking that the two vice chairs will retain the status quo. That is exactly what I am convinced they would do, thus preventing any change to come from our great effort. Hence the absolute necessity of calling for the removal of all three.

     My Conversation with Parralee and Damien - We began our conversation by pledging to remain cordial and polite, yet be frank and clear about our opinions and convictions. We all kept that pledge, so the evening ended in a friendly manner. Nevertheless, I thought the frankness on both sides revealed a great deal, not least the clear and pressing need to remove RINOs from all elected offices in our state party.

     I began by asking Parralee what her duties are, as 1st vice chair, something I don’t think she expected to be asked, because her answers seemed pretty vague, and repetitive. Parralee twice mentioned chairing committees, even though the only one she named, specifically, occurred while Robert Graham was still chair. When I asked her how often she must trek north to the 24th St. office, she engaged in such protracted hemming and hawing that it seemed clear to me that she must go quite rarely to 24th St., but didn’t want me to know that. In the end, Parralee’s responsibilities as an elected officer seemed quite few. She does proudly hold her title as 1st Vice Chair. I couldn’t help wondering, though: Is she a placeholder, just as Chairman Lines certainly seems to have been, as Treasurer under Graham? Is she a 1st vice chair-in-name-only? If Parralee is a placeholder, it would appear that we now have a pattern of possibly multiple elected officers who do not actually do the work assigned to their offices. To see full story: Is-The-Establishment-Preparing-To-Sacrifice-Chairman-Lines?

Congressman Trent Franks: Sheriff Arpaio has been a long-respected member of the law enforcement community who has dedicated his life to keeping Arizona communities safe. He has no prior convictions, no criminal record, no record of wrongs. In his twilight years, he deserves to retire peacefully and enjoy the satisfaction of a hard-earned and honorable retirement. Let us have an honest moment – this has been a political prosecution from the beginning. The real reason Arpaio is in legal trouble right now is because a Clinton-appointed judge decided to issue a judgment that contradicted every single witness that testified in the case. Pardoning Sheriff Arpaio would be celebrated by Arizonans that appreciate and respect a man who has accomplished so much for law and order in our state. It would absolutely be the right thing for President Trump to pardon Sheriff Joe.

LD21 Randy Miller: Upcoming elections for LD 21: It is a sad when you have two “conservative” Representatives incumbents in an LD, both early in their legislative careers, and given what they must work against, are doing a respectable job and you have Rick Gray, now running against them both. Rick had his stint in office and dropped out due to his political ambitions for a failed attempt at Corporation Commission, (ACC) and now has reared his head yet again. Why you ask?

    Last month when he announced his running he claimed it was because he wasn’t happy with what Tony Rivero was doing with the EPCORE and Sun City issue. I asked Rick, (in front of the group, knowing that the ACC was a separate entity under the AZ Constitution), what as a legislator he thought he can do about it? In true form of a politician he failed to answer the question and wasted air time for about 2 minutes. I again asked him the question and he spouted “I know a few guys on the ACC and I’ll get in their face”. Basically, Rick played on the emotions of the Sun City group, threw Rivero under the bus and had no basis for doing either.

    He has no authority as a legislator to do anything about the ACC and water rates and he had nothing specific to complain about with Rivero other than his own ambitions. Gray is risking our LD losing at least one seat to the Democrats by dividing our votes by three. We all know who to blame if this happens. I have asked Rick Gray in the past (who claims to be one of the few Constitutionalist at the capital and “making progress one inch at a time”) about constitutional concerns of federal mandates and his lack of standing up. He replied, “We can’t just wave the constitution at them”. Really, that is exactly what you should do, especially when you claim to be a constitutionalist and the constitution being the basis for everything a legislator does!

    Our party is divided by the ambitions of the political elite that don’t have our interest in mind. I ask each of us to seriously evaluate those running for office and ask the tough questions and vet each candidate on what they say and do. I believe, knowing both Rep Rivero and Rep Payne, that they are constitutionalist and honorable men willing to take on what is needed.

Coconino County Republican Chairman Jeff Oravits: Good news! The attempt to stop Elevate Flagstaff’s Sustainable Wages Act from going to the voters has been dismissed by Coconino County Superior Court. This ballot measure will move forward and hopefully undo some of the economic folly that far left progressive Flagstaff City Councilmember Eva Putzova has caused.

La Paz County Chairman Russell Sias: I am concerned about our country, our state, our party. We elected President Trump. We owe the office to which we elected him the respect due any president who has been duly elected by the people. Whether we agree or disagree with him and his policies is immaterial. We elected him. We, as individuals, now have an obligation to support him in his endeavors to rebuild our country. He hasn’t deceived us. We are obligated to support him.

    My concerns are about those who refuse to accept our elections and laws. You know, those deceivers out there that will do or say anything to take advantage. Sen. Jeff Flake, whom we discovered this week, comes from a family who built their ranch on the backs of illegal aliens, blatantly in violation of our laws. He, whom has defiantly refused to recognize Pres. Trump as our president, continues to knock him and what he is attempting to do for our country, all the while, claiming to be a fellow Republican, no less.

     Locally, we have our state party, being led by Chairman Jonathan Lines. This local cabal has obviously routinely ignored our bylaws, just as Sen. Flake’s family ignored our immigration laws for years. When I attempt to deal with Chairman Lines, who hasn’t answered one of my concerns, or Kathie Petsas, who lied to me about wanting my bylaw suggestions to be in our “standing rules” which don’t exist, or her co-chair, Cindy Coleman on the bylaws committee who has yet to answer my offer to discuss “in public” my concerns – after volunteering to do so privately, I become more concerned. When Chairman Lines expresses his utmost confidence in these two, and then allows the bylaws committee which they co-chair to be off limits to most of us, I begin to feel, not at a part of a team, but as someone being intentionally manipulated. None understand the 1st amendment!

    Fair warning, I do not intimidate easily! When folks start lying to me, not telling me what their objectives are, denying our 1st amendment rights, I usually push back. Till then, I am a pretty laid back sort of fellow! To the manipulators I have mentioned above, stop with the manipulative nonsense, and be open and honest with us, the grass roots of not only this party, but this state, and this country. Don’t do so, go find yourselves another job.

DonTurner, President of the Pres Nevada Firearms Coalition, says, “In 14 weeks, the Annie Oakley team has introduced firearms safety to 890 ladies, supervised 1380 shooters, trained 43 team members, provided advanced programs to 96 ladies, conducted 26 classes and 37 range sessions. That is an outstanding record for any shooting program anywhere in the USA!!” See NVFAC Annie Oakley Women's Shooting Program Editors Note: Turner is a retired Arizona Game and Fish Law Enforcement office and Administrator.

The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) is raffling off a Sig Sauer MCX Patrol rifle, chambered for 5.56 and outfitted with Sig Sauer's SRD 556 QD suppressor and Romeo4 red dot optics.  Suggested retail for this package is over $3,200.  AzCDL will pay the $200 NFA tax for the suppressor. Tickets are $10 each . A link to the raffle website along with instructions on how to buy tickets can be found on AzCDL's Raffle page.

Coconino County Republican Chairman Jeff Oravits is calling for volunteers to help register new Republicans during the Aug 31-Sept 4 Coconino County Fair in Flagstaff. Contact: www.CoconinoRepublicans.org

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will met at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 24 at the Ahwatukee Fire Station, 4110 E Chandler Blvd, in Phoenix to hear 25 year Arabic Translator/Analyst for the National Security Agency Barry Webb address “The Islamic Hajj: Its History, Its Meaning, And Its Connections To The Adam And Eve Story.” He recently authored “Confessions Of An (Ex) NSA Spy: Why America and its Allies Are Losing The War On Terror.” Contact: info@tukeeteaparty.com

Anyone Interested In A Leadership Role in the Ahwatukee Tea Party should sent an email to info@tukeeteaparty.com with your contact information.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., Aug 23 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, south of the Dunlap exit I-17 with “Impact Your World” author Becca Keating present “My Life Under Sharia Law” in Saudia Arabia. Keating is an ASU grad and will be autographing her book after the presentation. Contact: Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

Dr Robert ‘Bob’ Branch, candidate for Supt of Public Education, needs volunteers to help gather signatures for his petition at the Tues, Aug 22 Donald Trump Rally in Phoenix. Branch is campaign on taking education out of the social engineering hands of the federal government and brings it back to the people of Arizona. Branch, a strong support of Trump, said, “Through President Trump’s vision, we will being education back to the people of Arizona. Volunteers should go to www.Vote4Branch.com or contact Michael at mdeianajr@gmail.com

Mohave County Republicans Picnic celebrated their 73 picnic with attendees including AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines, Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Speaker Pro Tempre Sen Steve Montenegro, US Senate candidate Kelli Ward and State Supt of Public Education candidate Tracy Livingston.

Packers-Coach- Pisses-Off- Racist-Players; To Stop Protests McCarthy said he addresses the anthem and his expectation of proper decorum during it with the players via a preseason presentation. “It’s something that I’ve done each and every year here since I’ve been the head coach,” McCarthy said. “We have a PowerPoint presentation that you update (each year), and you always try to deliver the message clearly to the team. Our approach has always been to give the history and the understanding of what the national anthem means, and why it’s played before any National Football League game, particularly how (the tradition) started after World War II. I go through the whole history and the importance of what it means to you personally.”

A Third of Republicans Want McConnell, Ryan Out Late last week, President Trump criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the Senate's failure to pass a health care repeal bill before the August recess, raising the question of whether the Kentucky Senator should step down from his position. Even one third of his fellow Republicans think that's a good idea.

Ten Sailors Are Missing And Five Have Been Injured after a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant ship collided near Singapore The USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided while en route to Singapore early Monday morning. Search and rescue operations are under way, according to the 7th Fleet. This is the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet's home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision. Seven sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a tanker south of Japan in June. Read more

The LD17 Aug 22 meeting has been rescheduled for Aug 31 so members can attend the Trump Rally in Phoenix on the 22nd. Get your tickets here

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 31 with Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. PC training will start at 6 pm., prior to the regular meeting. Contact Chr Bert Moll at az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

Get Out The Vote For Republican Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez phone banks are conducted daily between 9 am-5 pm at the Pima Republican Headquarters. Call HQ at 520-321-1492 to volunteer. If calling from home contact Michelle Ludwig at Headquarters (520-326-1492) or pimacountygop@gmail.com for script and call list. A Meet & Greet for Rodriguez was held yesterday at in Tucson.

President Donald Trump will hold a rally at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at the Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Get your tickets here Doors open at 4 pm. Limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue. No homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie-sticks, back pack or large bags will be permitted into the venue. If you are unable to attend, you can pick up MAGA gear online here, according to Team Trump–Pence.

Volunteers Wishing To Work At The Trump Rally at the Phoenix Conventional Center on Aug 22 should contact the official Trump-Pence Team’s volunteer coordinator Marina DeWit at Marina@JeffDeWit.com  for vetting and security purposes. Trump-Pence Team’s Arizona Senior Advisor Jeff DeWit (aka AZ State Treasurer) is in charge of organizing/coordinating/staffing the upcoming Tuesday rally.

AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines is calling for Republican volunteers to recruit and register as many voters as possible between now and the upcoming November 2018 elections to keep Democrats from turning Arizona blue. Lines writes, “We need hundreds of volunteers to register as many voters as possible, so if you would like to be a part of this effort, please sign up here. We will be getting in touch with everyone who has signed up within the next 24-48 hours with further instructions, training information and volunteer credentials.”

Marianne Ferrari, spokesman for the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “Call” petitions, has announced that the Removal “Call” Meeting will be held at 10 am, Sat., Sept 30 at the Living Word Bible Church, 3520 E Brown Road in Mesa.  Ferrari can be reached at InDepthCritique@zoho.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

AUGUST 22

CANCELED DUE TO TRUMP RALLY IN PHOENIX: The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity will hold a policy panel on "Death And Taxes: Health Insurance And Tax Reform In Congress" at 5:30 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at a yet to be disclosed location. The panel will feature freshman Congressman Andy Biggs, an outspoken proponent of health insurance and tax reform, and Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Phoenix surgeon and Cato Institute senior fellow. Tickets : reform-in-congress-tickets Once you have been cleared to attend by their security process, the staff will send you confirmation and more details about the event. - Leslie D. White , Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity – AZ

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is set for 6 pm., Tues., Aug 22 inside the Fireside Gill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills. This is a social event – no speeches, no reservations, no host bar with option food. Open to everyone. Elected officials and candidates welcome.

The Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will be held at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W Greenway Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381(behind the Greenway Medical and Professional Center).  Meetings are open to anyone wanting to discuss constitutional issues as they relate to current events.  They also practice and train in communications with Ham radio, emergency medical and personal, group and community security during times of crises or emergency. Drive into the parking lot entrance for Gental Dental and keep going to the rear.  The church is on your right.  Use the door that faces south. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, according to coordinator Randy Miller. Contact Miller at 623-866-3544.

AUGUST 23

The Pima County GOP Trunk N Tusk Dinner, featuring Congresswoman Martha McSally, is scheduled at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23. A 6 pm., VIP Reception is scheduled, according to Chairman Eppihimer. Tickets at www.PimaGOP.org or call 321-1492 through Aug. 19. Dinner tickets $50 each or two for $90. Dinner/reception single tickets $100, includes reception, dinner and photo op.

The Estrella Republican Club and LD#4 will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23 at Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy.,Goodyear.  Guest speaker:  Mr. Brian Dalke,City Manager, City of Goodyear.  Other business:  Amendment to bylaws to be discussed and voted upon.  All welcome.  Any questions please call Dick Newcomer, 623-398-5638.

AUGUST 24

Sen Jeff Flake will present an update on Capitol Hill at 6 pm., Aug 24 at a yet to be disclosure location in Phoenix. Details tba.

The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) board members and LD chairs will meet with the County Recorder on Thurs., Aug 24 to discuss 2017 jurisdiction elections, Ballot-on-Demand system, updates to precinct lines.

AUGUST 28

The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with How Trump Won author Larry Schweikert. RSVP at facebook.com/pg/TempeRepublicanWomen/events/ Annette Fettig will have a table with her hand-made for $20 each. To order a Trump doll prior to the Aug 28 meeting, contact Stephanie at (480) 329-0245 or sjournalizer@gmail.com.A portion of the proceeds from these dolls will go fundraising efforts for two TRW members and representatives of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to attend the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention next month in Phildalephia. TRW will also have a vendor’s table at the October AzFRW Biennial Convention at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton Hotel.

NEWS LINKS

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· While We're Toppling Offensive Symbols, What About The Democratic Party?

· Hostile Leftists Use Any Weapon Trying To Cripple Trump’s Challenge

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· How The Violent Hard-Left 'Antifa' Movement Copies Communists In Weimar Republic Germany

· International Students Find Assistance Adjusting To Life At U.S. Universities

· Virginia Police Have Admitted That President Trump Is Right About What Happened In Charlottesville

· ADF Demands 12 News, Arizona Republic Retract Defamatory Stories, Issue Apology

· Jeff-Sessions-Is-Calling-For-A-Massive-Crackdown-On-Marijuana-Nationwide

· If-You-Think-This-Is-About-Race-You’ve-Already-Been-Had; Prepare-Yourselves

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· Bubba Must Go: Sunday’s Comic

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· Trump Just Did Away With Another Stupid Law Implemented By Obama – And The National Parks Service Is Cheering!

· GPS Insight Ranks In 2017 Inc. 5000

· Special-Prosecutor-With-Larry-Klayman: Civil-War-Statue-Outrage; Update On Bundy Persecution; And Sheriff Arpaio Pardon

· Most Republicans Credit Trump For Job Creation

· Wikileaks-Clinton-Bribed-6-Republicans To ‘Destroy Trump’

· Petition: President-Of-The-United-States-To Declare-Antifa-A-Terrorist-Organization

· Montana-Voters-Say Cut-Legal-Immigration-Least-Half

· Calls-For Dem-State-Senator-Resign-Surge-Trump-Assassination-Post; Secret-Service-Investigates

· Donald-Trump: Steve-Bannon-Tough-Smart-Voice-At-Breitbart-News-Fake-News-Needs-Competition

· After Media Calls Boston Rally Peaceful, Police Department Sends Out Tweets Telling Different Story

· Morgan-Freeman-Drops-Truth-Bomb-Race-Hustlers; -Leaving-Cnn-Embarrassed-Speechless

· Bannon: Unless GOP Falls In Line There'll Be No 'Sweetness And Light'

· Blaze-TV-Host-Lawrence-Jones-Backs-Charles-Barkley-Calls-For Civil-Discussions-Confederate-Statues

· Dinesh D’Souza: Organizer Of Charlottesville Rally Is An Obama Guy

· Disgusting! Antifa Chant “F*Ck Off, Nazi Scum” At Afghanistan Veteran At Boston Free Speech Rally [Video]

· Arrest Records Prove Trump Was Right! Both Sides Were To Blame For Charlottesville Violence [Video]

· Hey Protesters: Don't Like Confederate 'For Hood'? Say Hello To 'Fort Trump'

· Media-Ignores-Fed-Lawsuit-Dems-Accusing-DNC-Wasserman-Schultz-Fraud/

· Texas Just Cracked Down Hard On White Supremacists – 89 Gang Members Locked Up

· Civil-War-Weekend-Cancellation-A-Bust-For-Small-Business

· Eclipse-Day-Timeline-From-Coast-To-Coast-When-Will-You-See-The-Total-Solar-Eclipse

· Black Journalists Turn On White House Advisor After She Refuses To Betray Trump

· How To Give Sen Jeff Flake's Seat To A Democrat

· Franks Calls For Trump To Pardon Arpaio, Dems Say No


SEEING RED AZ

· Toppling Monuments: Analyzing The Radical Leftist’s Demands

· Az-Republic-Gives-Instructions-For-Trump-Rally To-Protesters

· Pres.Trump Calls Jeff Flake “Toxic,” Supports Kelli Ward For US Senate

· Phx’s Tyrannical Mayor Stanton Sabotages 1st Amendment

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Invitation-To-Veterans-Benefits Awareness Fair

· President-And-First-Lady-Trump-Will-Not Attend Kennedy Honors Event

· Resolution-AZ-RNC-State-Committeeman To Present Resolution At National Convention Next Week

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Is-The-Establishment-Preparing-To-Sacrifice-Chairman-Lines?

· Exciting AZRA Convention - Look At The Speaker Lineup

· Inquiring Minds Now Can Know - What The Police Say About Charlottesville

· Phoenix Was Warned About Pipe That Caused Massive Damage At Burton Barr Central Library

· Steve Bannon: I'm 'Going To War' For Trump

· 'Putin's Favorite Congressman' Met With Julian Assange — And 'Plans To Divulge' Details To Trump

· Just To Keep The Senate Race REALLY Interesting...


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· What-Ivanka-Trump-Just-Said-About-The-Protestors-In-Boston-Has-Everyone-Smiling-Especially-Her-Dad/

· Trump-Phoenix-Rally-To-Highlight-Feisty-Feud-With-Senator

· Watch-Pro-Trumper-Shouted-Surrounded-Antifa-Rally-527483

· Romney Warns Of Civil War Unless Trump Apologizes

· Trump-Slams-Graham-Publicity-Seeking

· Donald Trump Is Blasting The Media For Its ‘One-Sided’ Coverage Of Charlottesville

· Holy Man’s Prophecy Decades Ago That Trump “Will Lead Us Back To God”; Did One Amazing Thing That Proves It

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP

· Melania-Trump-Breaks-Her-Silence-On-What-Happened-In-Charlottesville

· Black Journalists Turn On White House Advisor After She Refuses To Betray Trump

BARACK OBAMA

· This Racist LEADER In Charlottesville Was Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· The-Border-Patrol-Just-Busted-Another-Group-Of-Sex-Offenders-And-Criminals-Trying-To-Sneak-Into-The-US

CONGRESS

· Nebraska Senator Warns: It Feels Like Violence Is Coming

SECOND AMENDMENT

· New Law Lets Police Confiscate Guns “Without Due Process” If Someone Reports You

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Military-Bases-Should-Not-Be-Named-For-Confederate Officers

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Demands Removal Of Bubba Statue In SD

· Clinton Paid Aide Huma Abedin Nearly $65K From Campaign Funds Since Defeat

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Removing-Confederate-Statues-Is-A-Plot-So-Country-Forgets-Democratic-Party-Enslaved-Blacks

WAR AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Boston-Police-Chief-Says-Protestors-Threw-Bottles-Of-Urine-At-Police

· ‘Stupid-Black’: Youre-Supposed-Side-Black-Antifa-Protester-Screams-Obscenities-Black-Officer

COURTS

· You’re Outta Here! Violent Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Deported On Federal Judge’s Orders

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