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Sunday, April 30, 2017

4-30-17 Briefs

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new video entitled "Thank you, Mr. President." highlighting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, residents and their continued support for President Trump as we commemorate the first 100 days of his administration. 

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Election of a Yuma County Republican Chairman is scheduled at the Tues., May 23 Yuma County Central Committee meeting. Potential candidates are reportedly Russ Jones, Connie and Russ Clark.

Auditor Says: (Former AZ Gov) Janet-Napolitano-Hid-Stash Of $175M at Berkeley; Home-Antifa-Protests … The University of California school system and the site of an ongoing free speech battle has another problem—corruption. In the battle over free speech, President Janet Napolitano has been criticized for not taking action to protect the university, free speech, and the First Amendment of the Constitution. Janet Napolitano has a bigger problem, though. A state audit found that the University of California—and in particular, Napolitano’s office of the president—hid a stash of $175 million in secret funds while its leaders requested more money from the state…

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman writes: I have been harping on our bylaws and our lack of adherence to them. Some of you have noticed, and have given me the following information. Feel free to correct me if you have different information.In the previous four years of the former state chairman; his first year, he had the three executive committee meetings as prescribed by the bylaws. In his second year, he had just two of these three required meetings. In his third year, he had but one meeting, and in 2016, he didn’t have any. This fits with the time I have been on the committee.

Further, it was reported that in the meeting when budget’s were presented, it was a slide show; flashed by so quickly, that few had the opportunity to understand what they were seeing, let alone review any data. This smacks of top down leadership, certainly not one of ...by the people. The pertinent bylaw: “The executive committee shall approve the annual budget and review and counsel the state chairman on all programs relating to the state party. The executive committee shall meet at least three times each year.”

Do we want to operate on Nancy Pelosi’s standard of ...if you want to know what is in it, vote for it to find out; or do we want to take the time to review and consider the budget before we rubber stamp it (like we did on 11 March)? Any of this concern you? See bylaws at Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws_Rev_2011_01_22.pdf. Read them! If you are part of the bylaws committee as I am, let’s actually discuss our bylaws. Together, we can work to fix this foppery. Contact: russellsias@gmail.com.

Activist Randy Miller: I grew up with the understanding that Chauvinism was limited to basically being "Sexists" in ones belief.  Saying stupid things like "Women should be at home" would be an example.  I never bothered to look it up and see what was included in the term until I was asked by Tatiana what it meant.  (She is trying to understand our terms since Russian is her primary language.)  So I looked it up.  http://www.dictionary.com/browse/chauvinism Much to my surprise, I see that each of you, myself included are "Chauvinistic".   I would appreciate your comments on this.  Has this always been part of the definition? Or is this a recent addition as part of the Liberal Left's attempt at labeling patriots in their war on sovereignty and patriotism?  If so, then we should see name calling to include "Anti chauvinists".

The Colorado River Tea Party will host an appreciation rally - in celebration of President Donald Trumps “Make America Great Again” successes - between noon and 3 pm., Sat., June 24 in Ramada #28 in Joe Henry Memorial Park (near the children’s playaground on the NE side of the park.) They will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and bottled water. Local officials and conservative state legislators are invited. Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com 928-210-1219.

The Central Arizona Republican Women will meet with LD28 Sen Kate Brophy McGee at 6:15 pm., May 4 at the Phoenix Hilton Suites, 10 E Thomas in Phoenix. McGee will discuss the legislative session. The agenda includes election of a nomination committee for next year’s officers, and election of delegates to the AZ Federation of Republican Women’s Convention. $30 per person, includes dinner. RSVP Jan at 602-318-1010 by April 30.

Pima County Republicans held a “Sales Tax? Vote NO” sign posting party yesterday morning at the new headquarters at 1740 E Ft. Lowell Road #140 in Tucson. HQ is now located on the SW corner of the shopping center at Ft Lowell/Campbell – next door to Rosa’s Mexican Food, according to LD9 Chairman Brad Johns.

Arizona Dems Going After Flake: Alexis Tameron, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party statement: “Jeff Flake’s refusal to forcefully condemn the revised Republican healthcare bill, which allows states to opt out of covering pre-existing conditions while protecting such coverage for members of Congress, demonstrates Flake’s inability to stand up for Arizonans when it truly matters. From tacitly supporting previous versions of the bill, to endorsing cuts to Medicaid, Flake has been on the wrong side of this issue from the beginning. Unless he condemns this bill, voters will remember his tacit support when they head to the polls in 2018.”

Candidates Are Being Sought for the 2018-2020 Arizona Federation of Republican Women Executive Committee before May 1. The two-year term positions include President; First Vice-President (programs), Second Vice-President (membership), Third Vice President (fundraising), Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Region Directors 1-8. See AzFRW Officer Application 2017

Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Bill Gates will hold an “Open Conservation” a between noon and 2 pm., Tues., May 16 for New River/Desert Hills/Anthem area constituents at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, 43814 N. New River Road, New River, AZ 85087.

Arizona Citizens Defense League President Dave Kopp: We would not be able to defend our rights at the legislature without your help. Nearly everything Arizona Citizens Defense League does is funded with your support. For that, we thank you. Since our last update, Governor Ducey has signed 3 of our supported pro-rights bills into law. The bills are as follows:

HB 2216 Signed 04/18/17 Prevents the mandate of “smart gun” technology in firearms.

HB 2477 Signed 04/12/17 Reforms civil asset forfeiture laws.

SB 1344 Signed 04/12/17 Removes the authority of political subdivisions to regulate firearms possession of their employees or independent contractors while they're in or on their own property or vehicles.

It looks as if this session is beginning to wind down, but there are a few pro-rights bills awaiting further meetings that need your help. Click here to pledge your continued support of the fight for our rights.

Arizona Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has kicked off the Phoenix launch of the Zip Code Project, a program at the Arizona Department of Education that assists disconnected youth. “It is impossible for our education system to prepare students to be successful citizens if they are not attending school,” Douglas said. “Our mission with the Zip Code Project is to help these young adults get back on track to a fulfilling, happy and productive life. Our job is to give them every opportunity to get a first-class education, as well as a chance to pursue their hopes and dreams.” The event was hosted in the South Phoenix at South Mountain High School, which along with Maryvale, are the two communities that were launched in the Phoenix area. Chinle and Ajo are the other two zip codes that have integrated the program into their communities. Starting from the ground floor in 2015 with limited funding, Zip Code Manager Christopher Dickinson has collaborated and partnered with local clergy, community organizations, cities, neighborhoods, parole and probation officers, alternative high schools, as well as education and business leaders to assist these youth. “The Zip Code Project leverages public-private partnerships to identify and implement solutions and resources to prevent to assist with dropout prevention and support alternative paths to success,” Dickinson said. “This is not an easy issue to combat, but I am grateful to all of the communities for their continuous support and dedication. I look forward to even further expansion of this program to more zip codes throughout the state in the near future.” www.azed.gov/

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: In regard to Navajo County Republican Committee Chairman Steven Slaton’s e-mail to GOP County Chairmen asking for support of potential request by the AZGOP Executive Committee for a forensic audit of the former AZGOP Executive Committee - which has drawn both support and fire from fellow county chairmen. 4-24-17-Briefs This clearly shows that even some of the county chairmen cannot work as a team.  Here we see where one chair simply  ask for support and another chair wanting to act as a BMOC (Big man of the campus)  In addition to that we continue and read some comments from another County Chairman, Chairman Russell Sias of La Paz county.  Here we have a County Chairman who has the backbone to point out the duties and failure of the state Executive Committee and nothing done about it!!    Required meeting of the Executive committee????  AZ GOP budget???  Finance committee???  Treasurer's accountability???  Bylaws????  If you are a state committeeman you should know the bylaws by heart!  County chairmen??  County chairmen??  The Arizona Town Crier emailed ever county chair and asked if they received the Arizona Town Crier emails.   Only 6 had the courtesy to respond!!  What does that tell one about the leadership in AZ GOP??? Readers!!!  Doesn’t any of this concern you?   Oh, there is the old saying, ‘If it doesn’t affect your pay or liberty, don’t sweat it!”  But it does concern you!  As members of the Republican Party you have a moral obligation to stand up for the Republican principles and voice of WE THE PEOPLE against the AZ GOP inside establishment.  Review ARC title 16.  How many laws have been broken and who has done what about it??

Check Out Arizona Legislative Bills with Jose Borrajero at joseb4538@gmail.com or visit www.azpeopleslobbyist.com

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission met last week in Phoenix. The Commissioners are Chairman Colleen Coyle Mathis, Vice chair Scott Day, and commissioners Cid R Kallen, Linda C McNulty and Richard P. Stertz.

Activist Stephen Sivigliano: Is it just a random coincidence that we are witnessing all the violence, and threats of violence all over the country, not just at college campuses?  I find it inconceivable that these are just random events.  They are planned, paid for, and staged by someone the media refuses to even speculate on, because they are complicit.  Is it Soros, the Clintons, the Obamas, the Russians, Hollywood, or the media itself.  Rush has proclaimed the dimmycrats are now being controlled by the media, not the reverse.  What is the ultimate agenda of whomever it is whose running this evil show...  anarchy, the toppling of our government, therefore, our country and all our freedoms?  Is it the Muslim world doing it?  The answer, my friends, is not blowing in the wind.  It's out there somewhere. If someone doesn't find him/her or them soon, we will be in big, deep doo doo.  No, I'm not saying the sky is falling, just that something very evil is happening.  Can the Donald save us, or do we need more than that to stop the coming catastrophe.  So much for this rant. 

The Arizona Game/Fish Dept is accepting paper applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. The online application service for the draw is expected to be available in early to mid-May. Paper applications can be mailed to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ  85087-1052, or dropped off at any department office statewide. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tues, June 13. Paper applications must be received by the department by the deadline. Postmarks do not count. See 2017-18 Arizona Hunting Regulations at www.azgfd.gov/draw. The printed 2017-18 Arizona Hunting Regulations booklets are expected to be available in the next week or two at department offices and license dealers statewide.

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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)

202-224-2235

202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)

202-224-4521

202-228-0515

Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)

202-225-3361

202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally (R2)

202-225-2542

520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)

202-225-2435

202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)

202-225-2315

202-226-9739

Rep Andy Biggs (R5)

202-225-2635

202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6)

202-225-2190

202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)

202-225-4065

202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8)

202-225-4576

202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)

202-225-9888

202-225-9731

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

Cochise County Republicans – 4 pm., Cochise County GOP HQ., 325 W Fry Blvd Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.

The Arizona Project will continue with video discussions from Hillsdale College and Prager University, according to Chr Ron Ludders. Topics will include racism, Islamic extremists and Sharia law at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 1 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix. – Ludders 602.677.1496

TUESDAY, MAY 2

A Free Briefing On The Regulation Freedom Amendment, featuring Roman Buhler, director of the Madison Coalition, chief proponent of the Regulation Freedom Amendment, is scheduled at 4:30 pm., Tues., May 2 at on the patio of La Canasta Capitolio, 1733 W Van Buren Road in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee – 7 pm., AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

President Donald Trump Supporters are invited to join the Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) between 1-2 pm., Tues., May 2 at 122 N Cortez St. (Bulleri Bldg) for a counter demonstration to “Prescott Resistance Tuesdays” – the Anti Trump and Anti America movement. MOC participants are asked to bring their own pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at MOC1776@GMAIL.com

WEDNESDAY, May 3

The Lincoln Republican Women will celebrate their 10th anniversary at a 6 pm., Mon., May 3 dinner at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Roads on the East side of Scottsdale Road). 5:30 pm Meet/Greet. Pro: National Popular Vote Constantin Querard will debate Nay: National Popular Vote Mayor Hugh Hallman. $35 per person. RSVP required. Send check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact: 480-368-2777or patiamiam@gmail.com

LD 15 Republicans – 7 pm., Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032

THURSDAY, MAY 4

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., May 4 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

The Navajo County Republicans will meet at 7 pm., May 4 in the LDS Social Hall,
​78 West Center, in Snowflake. www.navajocountyazgop.org

“Coffee with District 3 Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates” and his guest Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is scheduled at 8 am., May 4 at North Mountain Brewing, 522 E Dunlap Ave in Phoenix. RSVP here

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Cathi Herrod, Chairman of the Center for Arizona Policy, will hostess a 9 am., Sat.,May 6 breakfast with former US Senate Jon Kyl and former US Congressman John Shadegg for get their views on President Donald J Trumps first 100 days in office and provide an update on what they are doing these days. The breakfast is scheduled at the Phoenix Seminary, 4222 E Thomas Road, 4th floor chapel in Phoenix. Register here Calendar

The Arizona TeenAge Republican Students (TARS) Awards Banquet and Fundraiser is scheduled from 1-3 pm., Sat., May 6 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale.

Former AZ Attorney General Tom Horne will address the Sun City West Republican Club at 8:30 am., Sat., May 6 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd in Sun City West. Coffee/donuts available at 8 am., $2 donation will help pay for the room rental. Horne is also a former Arizona legislator and former State Supt of Public Instruction. As AG, Horne personally argued cases in the AZ Superior Court, Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He personally argued for the State of AZ before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2 cases. Some of the subjects he will be addressing are the Gorsuch appointment and filibuster, capital punishment and voter fraud, (the Supreme Court cases he argued), his war against "ethnic studies", identity politics, and reverse discrimination. All Republicans in Sun City West, Sun City, and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady, 623-214-8010 SCWRepublicans.com

NEWS LINKS

· President-Trumps-Accomplishments-In-His-First-100-Days

· Arizona-Lawmaker-Told-Take-Hands-Off-Tv-Reporter-Denies-Gesturing-Middle-Finger

· Biggs, Gallego See- Trumps-100-Days Differently

· Arizona-House-Gets-Lectured-By Speaker J-D-Mesnard

· Drug-Smuggler-Drives-Into-The-Rio-Grande-When-He-Spots-Border-Patrol-Agents

· Gun Sales In State Start To Climb Back Up

· Yale-Twerps-Anti-Trump-Hunger-Strike-Gets-New-Neighbors: Barbecuing-Campus-Republicans/

· Not Everyone On Board As Light Rail Expands

· Trump Delivers Powerful Address To The NRA

· 9-States-High-Alert-Just-Spotted-Driving-Major-Freeway/

· Coulter Defiantly Speaks In California, Blows GOP Crowd Away

· Valley Metro Chief: Federal Cuts Threaten Light Rail, Trolley Projects

· Michelle Obama’s Abysmal School Lunches Going The Way Of The Dodo

· Should Voters Approve Tucson’s Proposed Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase?

· Valley Leaders Reflect On Successful Run Of Mega Events

· Trump: NRA-Eight-Year-Assault-Gun-Rights-Over-Now

· Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies Stress Need To Hire Officers, Announce Job Fair

· Bumbling-With-The-Federal-Budget-While-Pols-Try-To-Drive-Away-Their-Own-Voters

· A Little Support From Their Online Friends Calms Test-Anxious Students

· Trump Orders Review Of Predecessors’ National Monument Designations

· Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Found In Naco

· Eight-Things-To-Know-About-School-Lunches-In-Arizona

· Foster Farms Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Patty Products Due To Plastic Contamination

SEEING RED AZ

· Intrigue-Follows-Ben-Toma, Appointed-To-LD-22-AZ-House

· AZ Parents Who Lost Sons To Criminal Illegals Thank Pres. Trump For Aid

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Paid in Full

· Killing the Messenger Didn’t Work. Bill O’Reilly’s Back on Monday

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· President-Trump-Proud-To-Be-1st President To Speak To NRA In 34 Years...

· ICYMI: Senator-Ted-Cruz-Advocates-‘El Chapo Act’ To Pay For Wall

· Arizona-Has-Cut-Billion-Dollars-From Ed Fund, Now Want To Add Sales Tax For Teacher Salaries

· Arizona-Registered-Voters-3,636,504, A Decrease Of 9,618 Since January 2016

ALLEN-WEST

· Unconscionable! Veteran Facing Long Prison Sentence For Having Pistol Magazines

· New-Hillary-Clinton-Scandal-Is-Beginning-To-Unfold

PAMELA GELLER

· Macron Against Arresting/Deporting ‘Radical-Islamists

· Landlord-Must-Pay-Muslim-Couple-$12,000- For Failing-To Accommodate-Religious-Practices

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· President Trump To Overturn Obama’s So-Called “Permanent” Arctic Drilling Ban

· Trump Set To Expand Offshore Drilling, Lessen Dependence On Foreign Resources

· Trump’s Speech To NRA Makes No Mistake On The President’s 2nd Amendment Support

BARACK OBAMA

· Even Bill Maher Doesn’t Like Obama’s $400,000 Speech Fee: ‘Isn’t That What Sort Of Cost Hillary The Election?’ [VIDEO]

FIRST AMENDMENT

· Free Speech On Campus Gets Boost From Wisconsin Republicans

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

· Judge Jeanine: Obama's Big-Money Wall St. Speech Is the 'Ultimate in Hypocrisy'

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Moment of Silence: Another US Soldier Killed in Explosion Near Mosul

· U.S. Warship Within ‘Striking Distance’ of North Korea

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Surprise! Only 2 Democrats Have Actually Made Any Effort To Examine Evidence In Susan Rice “Unmasking” Scandal

PROTESTORS

· Berkley Snowflakes Received Free ‘Empathy’ Massages For Protesting Trump

· Portland Rose Parade Cancelled Amid Threats Of Violence From Anti-Fascists: “You Have Seen How Much Power We Have… Police Can’t Stop Us”

VOTER FRAUD

· Hundreds-Vote-Illegally-In North-Carolina; Court-Bans-Election-Integrity-Law

CONGRESS

· Congress Refers Hillary Clinton’s Private Server Company To DOJ For Prosecution

· GOP To Vote On Obamacare Overhaul Bill Next Week? It’s A ‘Definite Maybe,’ Says One Republican

EDUCATION

· Berkley Snowflakes Received Free ‘Empathy’ Massages For Protesting Trump

· Free Speech On Campus Gets Boost From Wisconsin Republicans

· Berkeley Forgets Its Purpose

· College Students HATE Obama Policies, When Told That They’re Trump Policies

· Student Protests Erupting Across The Nation Are Communist Tactics Aimed At Revolution

INTERNATIONAL

· UK Teachers Demand To Teach Toddlers ‘LGBT Lifestyles’

· Deja Vu: Yet Another North Korean Missile Test Fails Miserably