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St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day brings fond memories of investigator George Weisz, who worked for former Arizona Attorney General Bob Corbin. Every St Paddy’s Day George came to work laden with green bagels, and passed them out saying, “Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.”
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You are invited to attend Louise Gosselin's memorial Mass at 10 am., Wed., March 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Parish, 19002 N 128th Ave in Sun City West. Pastor Fr. David Ostler will be the celebrant. Your presence would be appreciated. - The Ron Gosselin Family
Some Of You Have Reported having trouble with the e-dress Briefs posted for Ron Gosselin yesterday. He has verified his e-dress is firstname.lastname@example.org - ft
The-James-T-Harris-Show featured State Treasurer Jeff DeWit as he hammered Gov Doug Ducey on Prop 123, indicates he isn’t running for US Senate, and talks about President Donald J Trump and the Trump campaign. www.1041kqth.com
Former Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Lyle Tuttle: (1) The 3-15-17 AZGOP Update by Mr. Lines - “At last Saturday's Executive Committee meeting I presented a mission statement for the State Party as well as my priorities.” Wouldn’t it be interesting to know the rest of his Priorities? Wouldn't it be great to even know HIS Mission Statement, as well as the rest of his 'other priorities"?? (2) Has Mr. Lines ever explained to anyone why as Treasurer he didn’t know about the financial antics of Mr. Graham, or why there is so much secrecy in turning over records to the new Secretary and Treasurer? I have been asking myself that question as well..... has Lines been a "mushroom" all along! (You know what a mushroom is, don't you? A person you keep in the dark and feed them BullS**t!)
Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm., Tues., March 21 at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bid). This is a counter demonstration to the “Resist Trump Tuesdays” which is Anti Trump. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Our Facebook page is Mobilization of Conservatives. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at MOC1776@GMAIL.com
The Leisure World Republican Club, will meet at 7 pm., Mon, March 20 in the Ballroom at 908 S Power Road in Mesa. Nathan Duell with Heritage Action For America and Ed Martinez with the Arizona Citizen's Defense League will address the group. Greg Safsten with Representative Andy Biggs will be on hand for a congressional update. They plan a 50/50 drawing and will serve free refreshments! Contact: Diane Andersen, email@example.com 480 395-5515
The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat, April 1 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting starts. A $2 donation is requested to help defray the room rental. Dr. Carl Goldberg who will speak on "What non-Muslims need to know about Islam as ideology and why". After 9/11, Dr. Goldberg became seriously interested in Islam because the hijacker-murderers were religious Muslims who quoted the Koran. He read the Koran from cover to cover, followed by many other books and articles about Islam in order to understand what motivated the Muslim terrorists. Goldberg has made it his patriotic duty to help educate our fellow citizens about the doctrines of Islam, which are having such an enormous negative impact on our world in general, and on our country in particular. All Republicans in SCW, Sun City, Surprise and all surrounding communities are invited to attend our very informative meetings. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity, 623-214-8010. firstname.lastname@example.org
US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward meet with ASU College Republicans last night. Republicans students should be aware they serve pizza at their meetings.
Congresswoman Martha McSally says, “Democrats are already gearing up for a tough midterm election fight. Democrats have made 2,081,342 donations to take back the House and reclaim districts like ours in Southern Arizona.”
PC Zack Taylor: So what is the root problem here and in failing state systems? Is it New York Politics in this case or is it Affirmative Action per se applied to New York City's and other schools? Does Arizona have a similar impediment? After all, it is student outcomes that should matter, or is it that academic excellence is subordinate to political correctness? I figured this out 40 years ago, have you? quota-games-wont-fix-the-racial-gaps-in-nys-schools
Congressman Jeff Flake will conduct at 6:10 am, Wed., March 22 phone call to discuss the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the United States Supreme Court. Next week Flake will join the Senate Judiciary Committee in holding a series of hearings to advance Judge Gorsuch's nomination. If you would like to participate on the call, click here and submit a current phone number. For information please click here.
The Pima County Republicans St. Patrick’s Day event with Scottsdale business man Frank Riggs has been postponed. Another date tba. Contact Debe Campos-Fleenor at email@example.com or 520-520-1755 or www.PimaGOP.org
Arizonans Drove Almost 67M Miles In 2016 Drivers covered nearly 67 million miles on Arizona roads in 2016, the state’s fifth consecutive annual increase, according to a Federal Highway Administration estimate. Part of a Traffic Volume Trends report estimating a record 3.2 trillion miles driven on U.S. public roads last year, the Arizona figure demonstrates the importance of maintaining and improving the state’s transportation system, said John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Pima County Republicans will host a town hall with Rep Todd Clodfelter at 10 am., Sat., March 18 at the Kirk Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E Tanque Verde Road (NE corner Bear Canyon/Tanque Verde Roads. www.PimaGOP.org
Sheriff David Clark, Stephen Moore and James T Harris will be featured during the Fri., March 24 and Sat., March 25 Freedom Expo at Lowes Ventana Canyon, 7000 N Resort Drive in Tucson. More Info...
Americans for Prosperity could use some volunteers between 10 am and 1 pm., Sat., March 18 to help with calls urging citizens to contact their congressional delegationrequesting “full repeal and full replacement” of ObamaCare. Volunteers should go to the AFP Phoenix Field Office, 3835 North 32nd Street, Suite 7 Phoenix, AZ 85018 to help with the phone bank. email me (Leslie White) for phonebank options in other parts of AZ. Snacks and beverages will be provided, and PeiWei lunch will be served at 1:30pm for all dialers. Contact: AFP-Arizona Grassroots Director Leslie White, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 290-2286.
A Bipartisan Group of Representatives including Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Don Beyer (VA-08), Martha McSally (AZ-02), Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Barbra Comstock (VA-10) held a press conference to introduce the Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act. This legislation would add “death of a child” as a life event that would qualify for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), allowing a grieving parent up to 12 weeks to deal with the trauma and then return to work. Currently, the FMLA mandates up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family events, including the birth of a child. During that 12 week period, an employer cannot terminate an employee who qualifies for such leave.
Sen Jeff Flake is bringing some heavy hitters for his kick off for re-election. Former President George W Bush is among the headliners for the April 11 fundraiser at the home of Barbara and Craig Barrett. Don Brandt, Don Budinger, Jim Click, Eric Crown, Jon Kyl, Francis Najafi and Robert Sarver are among the movers and shakers listed as co-chairs and host committee members. Photo Ops - $10,000. Co-chairs and host committeemen who give $50,000 and $25,000 can attend a dinner with former President Bush.
The Annual Arizona PTA Day at the Capitol is scheduled from 8:30 am-2 pm, March 22 in the Capitol Rose Garden. RSVP here
Something To Think About: Some farsighted readers cautioned that giving your email to those holding tele-town halls just gives them easy access to you for their future campaign fundraising requests and campaign literature.
A Gentle Reminder: Each precinct needs to elect a Precinct Captain and provide the Captain’s name and contact information to the Legislative District Chairman. It the precinct doesn’t select a Captain by March 30, the LD Chair will assign captains. A precinct captain should reside within the precinct they represent.
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Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:
Senator John McCain (R- AZ)
Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)
Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)
Rep Martha McSally (R2)
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Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)
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Rep David Schweikert (R6)
Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)
Rep Trent Franks (R8)
Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)
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Pima County Republicans will meet at 11:30 am., Fri, March 17 with Scottsdale businessman Frank Riggs (former CA Congressman) to discuss “Ensuring a Great Education For All Kids: the Outlook in Arizona and Nationally” at the Sabbar Shrine, 450 W Tucson Blvd in Tucson. $20 per person for a corned beef and cabbage luncheon. Contact: Debe Fleenor email@example.com or Debe at 520-250-1755 or www.PimaGOP.org
Arrowhead Republican Women & Central Republican Women of Phoenix invite you and your Republican friends to their joint 11:30 am., Sat., March 18 luncheon with well-known Tucson radio talk show host James T Harris at The Briarwood Country Club. $20 per person payable at the door. Contact: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club Election Victory Celebration Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am., Sat., March 18 in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive in Fountain Hills with KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead. Admission is $22 for members (with reservations paid in advance. 425 for non-members and members without reservations. Children under 12 are free with paid adult, but advance reservations are required. A number of elected officials are expected to be present. The FH “Republican of the Year” award is presented at the breakfast. RSVP to Replady2015@outlook.com. or send check to Fountain Hills Republican Club to P.O. Box 17814. Contact: contact Secretary Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or visit http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/
LD30 Mtg Date Changed: The LD30 Precinct Committeeman training, original scheduled for March 11, has been reset for March 18 due to the AZ Executive Committee meeting in Yuma. For update training meeting information contact Timothy Schwartz Alive.Kicking.TS@icloud.com
The Arizona Game and Fish Dept is offering boating safety course between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., March 18 at the Apex Arms Facility - Green Building, 2176 McCulloch Blvd. N. Suite 8, in Lake Havasu City and at AZGFD Headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix’. Register www.azgfd.gov/boating and click “Boating Safety Education.”
The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am, Sat. March 18 at Culver's at 5127 N 99th Ave, Glendale, AZ. 85305 to hear Nathan Duell, who is the Southwest Regional Coordinator with the Heritage Action for America, the grassroots sister organization to the Heritage Foundation. Duell’s topic will be on " How to hold Congress Accountable" especially now with the roll out of the American Health Care or like some are calling it Obama Care Light. Also bring your appetite Culver's has a five dollar menu just for this group. Contact: President Cirilo “Cid” DeLaFuente firstname.lastname@example.org (623)312-7054.
The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Saturdays (March 18 and 25) at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact: email@example.com
The Yavapai County Republicans meet at 5:30 pm., in the Yavapai GOP headquarters, in Prescott. YAV HQ, E 112A Union St., Prescott.
Pima LDs 3 and 4 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 am, Mon, March 29 at the Kettle Restaurant, 748 W Starr Pass Blvd in Tucson. Meeting at 9 am.
LD22 PC's will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 20 at Westbrook Village Association Recreation Center, 18825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria. Doors open at 5:30 PM for social interaction, registration and dinner. Dinner participants are asked to bring food items that compliment lasagna. $5 donations will be accepted to help offset room rental. Attendees are reminded to sign in. Speakers include MCRC Chairman Chris Herring and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. Contact Secretary Claudia Burr 480-371-7409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 21 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation,14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. to discuss Common Core and American’s education al system with Dr. Robert Michael. Anyone in Surprise, SCW, Sun City or all surrounding communities are invited to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity 623-214-8010 email@example.com.
LD4 will meet at 6:30 pm., March 22 at the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338.
The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Gov Doug Ducey are it’s keynote speaker. Tickets are available at www.FlagstaffVotes.com for the 5:30 pm; March 22 banquet at the Little America Hotel, 2515 E Butler Ave., Flagstaff. Single Tickets - $60 each single tickets - $60 each. table for 8- $450 here - $450. Also payable by personal check to CCRC, 2532 N 4th St., #118, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 – include name and phone. Raffles include a silent auction item from the Staveley's of Canyoneers for a Grand Canyon white water river trip for two for 6 nights and 7 days! You must be present to win. Contact Chairman Jeff Oravits at FlagstaffGOP@icloud.com or 928-606-1028.
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Congressman Andy Biggs after the completion of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing to examine ideas for restructuring the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. “Today’s hearing highlighted many of the reasons why the Ninth Circuit needs to be divided into two smaller circuits. To start, it is simply too large. Twenty percent of the U.S. population resides within this Circuit, twice as many as any other Circuit. This delays access to justice for many Americans and creates a situation wherein citizens of the Ninth Circuit are treated differently than if they lived in any other Circuit. It is time we consider true reforms, and I believe my bill, the Judicial Administration and Improvement Act, is a good place to start. I am grateful to Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Issa for their attention to this critical issue.”
Congresswoman Martha McSally introduced legislation to help address the National Park Service’s growing billion-dollar maintenance backlog. The legislation, the National Park Service Transparency and Accountability Act, directs the National Park Service to re-evaluate its current strategy of prioritizing maintenance projects and to submit its findings to Congress. From FY2009 to FY2015 the National Park Service’s backlog increased from $10.2 billion to $11.9 billion, and Arizona has one of the largest backlogs in the nation. There is a $580.2 million in delayed or deferred restoration projects throughout the Grand Canyon State. In McSally’s district specifically, maintenance projects requiring attention at Saguaro National Park amount to approximately $12.9 million, while Chiricahua National Monument in Cochise County faces roughly $10.3 million in needed restoration projects. See McSally’s continued efforts since taking office to address this backlog. Her legislative text, CLICK HERE.
Senator John McCain Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the White House’s proposed fiscal year 2018 defense topline budget: “The fiscal year 2018 defense topline proposed today of $603 billion will not be sufficient to rebuild the military. Such a budget does not represent a 10 percent increase as previously described by the White House, but amounts to a mere 3 percent over President Obama's defense plan, which has left our military underfunded, undersized and unready to meet the threats of today and tomorrow. Informed by testimony by our military commanders and years of rigorous oversight of the Department of Defense and our Armed Forces, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry and I agree a defense budget of $640 billion in fiscal year 2018 and sustained increases for years to come are needed to rebuild our military, restore military readiness, and modernize our forces for the realities of 21st century warfare.
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