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Thursday, April 20, 2017

4-20-17 Briefs

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Briefs Will Be Taking the weekend off to entertain a large group of out-of-state relatives. Briefs will resume its regular postings early next week. - ft

It Is With Deep Sadness and Regret that Briefs posts yesterdays’  passing of former Republican National Committeewoman Sharon Giese. Services are pending. Giese was elected Arizona’s RNC committeewoman in 2004. She was a member of the AZGOP Executive Committee, state committeewoman, precinct committeeman, member of the Mesas Republican Women, AZ Federation of Republican Women, National Association of Parliamentarians and past president of the Arizona State Association of Parliamentarians. Loraine Pellegrino, president of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women remembers Giese “was one of the first people I met when I got involved in politics.” Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Lyle Tuttle, comments, “She was a straight shooter and a good person.” Always the perfect lady, she will be missed by many. Services were held for  her husband Rev Burton Giese last Saturday. -ft

Yesterday was Stephen Lemons aka “The Feathered Bastard’s” last day at the Phoenix News Times. After 13 years at PNT, he is moving to Montgomery, AL where he has taken a position as an investigative journalist with the Southern Poverty Law Center. While some of the GOP view “the lefty” as a “annoyance” because of his constant digging for hidden news, readers found his “pull no punches” commentary often offers insight into the underbelly of the Arizona political scene. As one GOP PC commented yesterday, “He always responded to texts quickly, always wrote the truth on stories, dug around til he found answers & gave us the whole enchilada. That's good investigative journalism.” While his writing was hard-hitting, graphic and salty, he was always a soft-spoken, well-mannered gentleman in Briefs contacts with him over the years. May he have much success in his new adventure.- ft

Jeff Greenspan: SpendingTracker.org from the Coalition to Reduce Spending - The Coalition to Reduce Spending is dedicated to advocating for reducing federal spending and balancing the budget.They have produced an innovative tool that conservatives have waited a long time for.  It ranks spending based on each individual Congressman's and Senator's AYE votes on spending bills that are signed into law.  Therefore, it tracks their real votes (not the ones they like to claim they were against that go nowhere and they like to use for political cover for their bad, real votes.). It is very easy to use.  Here's a link to the rankings, but you can also search by your own district.  Just pay attention to the sort criteria.  It's easy to resort rankings just by clicking on "Score".  It appears that  our own Jeff Flake and John McCain are both quite high spenders when ranked against peers and ranked against other Republicans.  Jeff Flake and John McCain's successful votes have resulted in both of them voting for spending an amount approximately equal to what the notorious Barbara Boxer of California voted for. Rankings | Spending Tracker

LD 20 will meet at 7 pm, May 15. Non-LD 20 PCs are asked to bring photo ID and proof of Republican Party voter registration in order to gain admittance. Contact: Colleen Lombard at ChairmanLD20@gmail.com

LD-25 will be joining the East Valley Legislative District meeting at 7 pm, Thurs., April 20 at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs due to last night’s cancellation by AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines as the scheduled LD-25 speaker. Contact: LD25 Chr Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.

SRP Is Currently Recruiting for a College Intern in the Events and Marketing Department. Great opportunity for college kid with mobile tech skills. Phoenix-College-Intern-AZ

Help Prevent Wildfires Along Highways. Like a lot of Arizona these days, the hillsides along State Route 87 south of Payson look mighty green after a wet winter. But that didn’t stop a brush fire from breaking out last week after a vehicle dragging chains threw sparks off the roadway, backing up traffic as first responders addressed the blaze. “Everyone can help prevent fires,” said Jesse Gutierrez, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s deputy state engineer for statewide operations. “That starts with making sure your tires are properly inflated, being careful not to park over tall grasses and ensuring that chains aren’t dragging.” During the winter and spring, ADOT crews mow vegetation along highway shoulders. Crews also remove brush, thin trees and spray fire retardant within the ADOT right-of-way to prevent fires and slow the spread of those that occur. But motorists have an important role as well:

  • Don’t park in tall grass, as the heat from parts under your vehicle can start a fire.
  • Make sure nothing is hanging from underneath your vehicle and dragging on the pavement.
  • Dragging chains during towing can cause sparks. Never substitute parts when towing.
  • Check tire pressure before you travel. Exposed wheel rims can cause sparks.

ADOT participates in the “One Less Spark One Less Wildfire” campaign that the U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies launched to focus on the role drivers and homeowners play in preventing wildfires.

Phoenix City Councilman Sal Diciccio says registration for 2017 summer camps, classes, and sports starts Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online: http://tinyurl.com/lber36t

LD22 PCs Have Nominated Frank Carroll, Ben Toma and John Heep to fill the legislative state representative vacancy left by Rep Phil Lovas, who has taken a position with the Trump Administration. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will appoint one of the three nominees to Lovas’ former position.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends that all watercraft owners thoroughly inspect their vessel to help prevent problems that could keep them off the water. The department offers free courses in Phoenix and Lake Havasu City every month to provide water users the information and tips needed to stay safe while on the water. For more information on boating safety or to register for a hands-on or online safety course, visit www.azgfd.gov/boating and click “Boating Safety Education.”

The AzRA Western Pinal County Chapter will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 24 at 408 N Sacaton St ll in Casa Grande (SE corner of W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St. to learn about the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and its plans for Pinal County from Director of Pinal County Public Works Louis Andersen and ADOT Senior Planner Andy Smith. Azra meetings are free to attend, donations accepted. Contact: Nancy Hawkins at nancydist3@gmail.com

The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Program at 9 am., Fri., April 21 at the Coconino County Administration Building (first floor board meeting room), 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, 86001. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow. Meetings are also scheduled May 19 at 9 a.m.: Public hearing and State Transportation Board meeting in the ADOT Administration Building Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix and June 16 at 9 a.m.: State Transportation Board meeting in Payson. Meeting details will be announced when finalized.  The Tentative Program is available for public review and comment at azdot.gov/FiveYearPlan, where a “how to read it” guide is available. ADOT welcomes feedback through Survey Monkey at surveymonkey.com/r/M36583J, by email at fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov and by calling 855.712.8530. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. on May 30.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

LD16 - 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212 to hear Sec of State Michelle Reagan. Meet N Greet at 6:30pm. Contact: Kay Reardon, LD16 Corresponding Secretary, 602-882-6507 ld16sec@gmail.com

LD17 - 7 pm, Thurs. April 20 with Congressman Andy Biggs in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Contact Chr Bert Moll at az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

LD21 - 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the West Valley Republican Office, 10050 W Bell Road in Sun City. Scheduled speakers are AZ GOP Voter Registration Committee Chair Irene Littleton and Rick Gutridge .

LD 24 – 7 pm., Arizona Republican Party Office, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016. Former Congressman John Shadegg is scheduled to speak.

LD-25 will be joining the East Valley Legislative District meeting at 7 pm, Thurs., April 20 at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs due to last night’s cancellation by AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines as the previously LD-25 scheduled speaker. Contact: LD25 Chr Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.

The Tea Party Scottsdale - 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 20 with Congressman David Schweikert at the Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Schweikert will update the group on tax reform, free markets issuses, etc. Contact: teapartyscottsdale or Elizabeth Brantley elizabethbrantlee@gmail.com

The Colorado River Tea Party - 6pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

East Valley Legislative Districts - 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs. Open to PCs and guest only. Contact: Chr Bert Moll at az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

FRIDAY APRIL 21

US Sen Jeff Flake will meet with Yavapai County PCs only at 8 am., Fri, April 21 in a “Private Meet ‘N’ Greet” at the Yavapai GOP Headquarters, 112-B E. Union St in Prescott. Contact: YCRC Chair Dr Mark Sensmeier mdsensmeier@Hotmail.com or info@yavgop.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

A “Red, White & Blue” Unity Rally - in support of President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence - is scheduled between 11 am -4 pm., Sat., April 22 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1600 W Washington in Phoenix with food, vendors and speakers. Speakers include political talk show host Clair Van Steenwyk, national political activist Darla Dawald, US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward, activist Frank Schmuck, Donald Trump support Hope Cole, Dobson High School student Jacob Martinez, Riders USA Jim William, Viet Nam War veterans Mark Del Maestro, HollowNet Podcast host Mark Holloway, activist Michael Loverine, Evangelist Reggie Jackson, anti-illegal immigration activist Steve Ronnebeck (father of Grant Ronnebeck who was murdered by an illegal), Sen Steve Smith, Rep Vince Leach and singers Terry Kerr and Dominic MacCaroli. See rally info This is a nationwide movement. facebook.com/events Also United Liberty Coalitions 1st annual unity rally at AZ State Capitol

Pima County LD3 & 4 – 9 am., Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson.

AzRA West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., April 22 at Culver's, 5127 N 99th Ave., in Glendale to discuss how AzRA West Chapter will play a part in an program in giving out Scholarship's to children in Elementary, to High School level. Culver's like always will have their $5 special. Contact: Pres Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente at ola2que@yahoo.com (623)312-7054.

Monday, APRIL 24

The Tempe Republican Women will meet with Maricopa County Republican Chairman Chris Herring at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 24 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 S Southern Ave in Tempe, according to Chairwoman Jessica Merrow merrowjessica@gmail.com 480-306-2545.

The AzRA Western Pinal County Chapter will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 24 at 408 N Sacaton St ll in Casa Grande (SE corner of W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St. to learn about the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and its plans for Pinal County from Director of Pinal County Public Works Louis Andersen and ADOT Senior Planner Andy Smith. Azra meetings are free to attend, donations accepted. Contact: Nancy Hawkins at nancydist3@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 25

LD17 - 7 pm., Tues., April 25 in the Seminary Building at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road., Chandler, AZ 85286. They regularly meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club "GOP Social" - 6 pm., Tues., April 25 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food). Everyone welcome. Socials are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Contact: Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/.  

“Keep It Red – East Valley” – 5:30 pm, April 27 at the home of Denny & Nichole Barney in Gilbert. RSVP by Tues., April 25 to Teresa Wright, 623-498-7999 or wrightvision1@gmail.com Contributions here. Host committee Contact us.

Wednesday, April 26

The Guv's Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am., Wed., April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N Second St in Phoenix. Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green will address the group. Contact: Chaplain Donna Kafer at 602-435-5144.

The Arizona Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am., Wed., April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N Second St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 with speaker Steven Green, Hobby Lobby CEO. Contact: Chaplain Donna Kafer 602-435-5144.

LD 4 Republicans – 6:30 pm., Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy. Goodyear, AZ 85338.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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Congressman Paul A. Gosar joined several of his House colleagues in calling on the White House to completely withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: “President Trump ran his campaign on the idea of putting America’s interests first. He can fulfill that pledge in a big way by using his authority to completely withdraw the United States from the misguided Paris Climate Agreement. This unconstitutional treaty is nothing more than an extension of the Obama Administration’s ideological war on affordable energy.  This liberal pipedream abdicates our sovereignty in favor of a global redistribution of wealth. Furthermore, this scheme was designed to favor our economic rivals like China and India by giving them until 2030 to reduce emissions while the United States front-loaded our costs at the expense of American jobs. President Obama had to pull off Olympic-level legal gymnastics to mislead Americans into thinking the Paris  Agreement wasn’t a treaty because he knew this charade would never pass the U.S. Senate. Spending nearly a trillion dollars per year to reduce the global average temperature in 2100 by a third of one degree defies common sense and is a terrible business decision. Thankfully, we have a new deal-maker in the White House who puts America first. It’s time to put this bad deal to bed once and for all.”

NEWS LINKS

· Rep-Gosar-Calls-White-House-Withdraw-Unconstitutional-Paris-Climate-Agreement

· Rand Paul: McCain And Graham Are Blind To The Risks In Syria

· We Have Entered A Time When Islamic Terrorists Will Be Specifically Targeting Christians And Churches In America

· Poll: Do You Still Believe That Hillary Belongs In Prison?

· Gov-Ducey-Signs-Legislation-Making-It-Easier-Prosecute-Child-Sex

· Governor Doug Ducey Announces Judicial Vacancy In Yavapai County

· Sessions: Sanctuary Cities ‘Dangerously Undermine’ Fight Against Gangs

· Voters Think Congress' Job Performance Will Hurt Congressional Candidates

· Theft Of Georgia Voting Logs Raise Questions Of Vote Tampering

· Watch-What-Happens-To-American-Flag-When-Dnc-Chair-Mentions-Hillary/

· Supreme Court Voids $2.7 Million Award Against Goodyear In Arizona Case

· Target Boycott Reaches Another Milestone

· Arizonans Paid $11,264 In Federal Tax In 2016, Below U.S. Average

· Is-GOP-Leadership-Stupid-Incompetent-Or-Slap-Crazy

· Yavapai County Notice Of Sex Offender Residence In Prescott

· Major-Us-Army-Base-Lockdown Follows Drug Bust

· U.S. Companies Performed 18 Percent Of R&D Outside The United States

· Kelly Touts Homeland Security Gains, Has Harsh Words For Critics

· Backpages-Ex-Owners-Michael-Lacey-And-Jim-Larkin-Smeared-By-Cronkite-School-Arizona-Republic-Article-

· Oregon Gun Owners Are Furious Over This New Law That Forces Them To Surrender Their Legally-Owned Firearms

· Theranos Agrees To Refund Blood Test Costs To Arizonans

· Muslim-World-Permanent-Refugee-Crisis: Daniel-Greenfield

· Governor Doug Ducey Announces Judicial Vacancy In Yuma County

· Benchmark Electronics Corporate Headquarters Relocation To Az

· Serial-Ada-Lawsuits-Update-Arizona-Legislature-Approved-Bill-Limiting-Disability-Lawsuits

· Russian Bombers Fly Dangerously Close To Alaska, Us Fighter Jets Intercept

· Ducey Signs Arizona’s Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Bill

· We Have Entered A Time When Islamic Terrorists Will Be Specifically Targeting Christians And Churches In America

· Applicants Sought For Yuma, Yavapai County Superior Court Vacancy

· There-Will-Be-Blood-Left-Prepares-For-War-After-Berkeley-Beat-Down-Combat-Training-Better-Equipment-Guns

· Photo-Gallery/Missing-Children-In-Arizona-138-Open-Cases

· Border Patrol Assists Multiple Distressed Migrants

· GOP-Pressures-Kyrsten-Sinema-On-Backpage-Donations/

· Illinois-Woman-Rescued-After-Falling-Into-Crevice-In-Arizona

· Lukeville Port Officers Seize $1.4m In Marijuana

· AZ High Schooler First Female To Receive College Football Scholarship

· Prescribed Burn Planned To Begin Wednesday South Of Tusayan

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Georgia CD 6 Election Is One To Watch Dems hope of reclaiming  the U.S. House is the thrust propelling liberal Ossoff

· AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines Exposed As Establishment Trickster

· Clemson Univ. Teaches Expecting Promptness Is Racist

· A “Spring Homecoming”

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Church And State ... Are United With This

· Today, Arizona Grassroots Patriots Lost!

· New Rumble In LD23 Shaping Up

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Fox-Kicks-Bill-O’Reilly-To-Curb

· On-Tax-Day-AAP-Releases-Research-On….

· Trump-Military-Strikes-Need Ratified

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump To Sign Bill Extending VA Choice Program

· Confirmed: President Trump's Inauguration Was Bigger Than Obama's!

· Trump Says Illegal Aliens Who 'Murdered People, Raped People' Are 'Getting The Hell Out'

· Trump Pushes ‘Buy America, Hire American’ Policy In Wisconsin

· Voters Like Trump's Response To North Korean Menace

· Ivanka Trump’s Businesses Have Grown MASSIVE Since Dad Donald Took Office

DOJ, CIA, FBI

· Exposed: Comey Caught Using Fake Evidence To Attack Trump

· Cause Of Action Sues FBI To Find Out If Agency Actually Paid Trump Dossier Creator

SECOND AMENDMENT

· Oregon Gun Owners Are Furious Over This New Law That Forces Them To Surrender Their Legally-Owned Firearms

MEDIA

· The Worst Possible News For Bill O’Reilly Announced – HE’S TOAST!

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Trump To Sign Bill Extending VA Choice Program

· VA-Tests-Partnership-With-CVS-To-Reduce-Veterans-Wait-Times

· The USS Michael Murphy Is One Of The Ships Near N Korea & It’s Named After Navy SEAL Who Fought In Afghanistan

· As War With North Korea Approaches, Pentagon Scrambling To Protect U.S. Power Grid ...

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· You Won’t Believe The Things Found In New Book That Details Hillary Clinton’s Failed Campaign

DEMS/LIBERALS

· DNC Chairman Tom Perez Weighs In On How To Make Democrats Win Again [VIDEO]

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· Almost 100% of Texans Want Police to Ask About Immigration Status During Questioning

· AG Sessions: 10,000 MS-13 Gang Members in USA; ‘We're Going After Them’

· Trump Says Illegal Aliens Who 'Murdered People, Raped People' Are 'Getting the Hell Out'

CONGRESS

· House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz Says He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2018

EDUCATION

· Campus Anti-Semitism Driven by These Two Groups

DHS

· DHS Just Made A Chilling Announcement - Every American Must Be On HIGH ALERT!

· DHS Chief: Threat To Our Nation ‘Has Metastasized’; ‘Worse’ Than 16 Years Ago

· DHS Secretary Tells Congress To Either Change The Law Or 'Shut Up'

INTERNATIONAL

· France: We Have Proof Assad Ordered Chemical Attack On Khan Sheikhun

· Syrian Defector: Assad Still Has Hundreds Of Tons Of Chemical Weapons Stockpiled

· German Peace-Keeping Force In Mali Hobbled By Extreme Heat

· U.N. Planned International Flood Of Migrants

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