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5-30-17 Briefs

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The First Official Memorial Day observation (then called Decoration Day) was held on May 30, 1868 at the former mansion of Robert E. Lee in Read More...

President Trump spoke at an observance program and participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier yesterday morning.

If You See A Coin On A Headstone; Do Not Touch Or Pick It Up ... Here's Why: Leaving a penny on the gravestone means that you paid your solider friend a visit.A nickel means that you and your fallen soldier buddy both went to the same boot camp or other military training course together. If you were lucky enough to have served with the soldier, then you leave a dime. A quarter is means that you were there when that soldier died.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 

during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

Zack Taylor, Chairman and Border Security Expert - National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers: Today, Memorial Day 2017, Americans need to understand exactly what is happening in the world and especially in America right before our eyes. Millions of Americans have fought and died and continue to do so to protect the America that was founded on the U.S. Constitution.  That their sacrifice must not have been in vain every American must read and understand the-forgotten-slaughters-of-the-innocents by Michele Malkin and especially the Comments Section by our own retired Border Patrol Officer John Slagle. There is no force greater in a free society than the truth and that is being cleverly concealed with the obvious purpose of fundamentally transforming America. This is a fight to be won by American Citizens at home in support of our military.  We must not fail them. Taylor is a GOP PC and State Committeeman.

Proclamation to Reclaim Memorial Day www.americasmightywarriors.org

Don Turner, President NV Firearms Action PAC: This Memorial Day, we remember the brave individuals who fought for our rights, and we thank those who continue to fight for our liberties today. Without their sacrifices, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the rights and freedom we have in this great country. I’d like to ask you to take a moment today to reflect on the sacrifices made by our service men and women in the protection our God-given freedoms, and honor those in your life. This is a day beyond remembering, but celebrating the lives of those who gave their all, paying the ultimate price for you and me. As they fought down in the trenches, we also must take up the fight here at home in preserving our Second Amendment rights. We must equip ourselves with the right gear in order to move forward toward victory. Thank you for your continued support, which has helped keep our efforts alive. As we fight, we honor our armed forces and defend the freedoms they so tirelessly fought for. Turner is a retired AZ Game and Fish Dept Law Enforcement Officer and firearms expert.

LD4 PC Richard Hopkins: New County Recorder Adrian Fontes plans to do away with ID at the polls.  By making the 2017 November elections an all mail election (as a test for the 2018 elections), he is doing away with polls and having replacement ballot centers.  One can obtain a ballot by inputting the name, DOB, and social security/voter registration number in a computer with no verification from poll workers.  It then prints a replacement ballot and envelope.  The second part of this is once the ballot envelope is signed and the ballot handed to the person, they are free to leave, taking their unmarked ballot out of the ballot center to sell to those waiting for him outside.  Promotional material he has sent out indicates the goal is to do away with ID at the polls.  Suggest that your county supervisor be contacted and urged not to fund this.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis showed a bit of what led to his “Mad Dog” moniker during a CBS News interview that aired on “Face the Nation” Sunday. After discussing a string of threats facing the United States, host John Dickerson asked the former Marine Corps general what kept him awake at night. “Nothing,” Mattis replied without hesitating so much as a second. “I keep other people awake at night.” best-response-ever: CBS-news-asks-‘mad-dog-mattis’ what -keeps-him awake at night

What McCain-Said-About Russia And ISIS-Will-Make-Say...WTF? Yet ANOTHER argument in favor of term limits. There are RINOs… and then there is McCain. It makes you wonder if this man still fit to drive, let alone make policy.

McCain-Continues-Spout-Nonsense-Says-Russia-Dangerous …John McCain is absolutely no fan of President Trump, that is for certain, but the lengths at which the aging Senator is willing to go to prove it are absolutely incredible. From the start of the 2016 election, John McCain has been standing up to fight Donald Trump every step of the way.  For his part, Trump has done some fighting back, calling into question the famed POW’s service record in an unseemly attack on the veteran and politician.  The tiff hasn’t simmered at all since President Trump was sworn in back in January either, with McCain consistently disagreeing with the President on nearly every possible issue. McCain, for what it’s worth, has a bit of a reputation for his “evolving” views; a fact evidenced by nearly every accusation against him during his unfruitful presidential campaign of 2008 in which he was constantly harassed for his flip-flopping ways. Now, the longtime Senator has more absurdity to spout in the face of the current Commander in Chief.  His latest theory is that Russia and Vladimir Putin are more dangerous to the U.S.A. than ISIS.

Phoenix VA Director Speaks About New Improvements She is the seventh director in less than three years at the Phoenix VA, brought in last October to lead the most scandal-plagued facility in the nation.  Read full article »

LD24 PC Carole Joyce:  May 28th & 29th Briefs are really nice Memorial Day Salutes and Tributes…. Thanks for really devoting space and time to this Holiday!

The Pre-Teen Years may be the hardest, with peer pressure and trying to fit in. One young Valley girl has some strong words about it. Valley teen's monologue on peer pressure goes viral

Tom Morrissey, AZGOP Past Chairman, will speak to the Navajo County Republican Committee at 6 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Center Of The Arts, 251 Pernod Road, Show Low AZ.  He will be talking about his soon-to-be-released action factual- fiction novel, co-written with actor Steven Seagal. There will also be a discussion regarding Tom's experiences with the Establishment Elite in our party, when he was State Chair -- what really goes on behind closed doors and our critical need to know the truth. 

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., June 3 with Lisa Fink, the eight year chairman of AZ Constitutional Commemoration Committee and a founders and board president of Choice Academies, Inc., a charter school organization. SCW meets in the Quail Rm of the SCW Foundation Bldg. 8 am., coffee/donuts. $2 donation to help defray room rental. All Republicans welcome. www.GOP.scwclubs.com

LD30 will meet with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio at 7 pm., Mon., June 12 at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. Contact: Chair Brett Sexton brettcodysexton@gmail.com or  First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz alive.kicking.ts@icloud.com

Surfacing the Internet: Jeff-Flake-Most-Unpopular-Senator-In America It wasn't easy dethroning Mitch McConnell as America's least favorite Senator, but Flake has done that … Alexander Abad-Santos Apr 29, 2013.

The AzCDL Newsletter for May 2017 is available for viewing and downloading

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 30

Coffee & Donuts with Senator Jeff Flake , 8 am, AZGOP West Valley Office - 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50, Sun City, AZ 85351.

JUNE 1

The Navajo County Republicans will meet at 6 pm., June 1 in the Frontier Conference Room, 550 N. 9th Place in Show Low. www.navajocountyazgop.org

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet with teacher/author Ben Wick at 6:16 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas in Phoenix. Reservations required. $30 per dinner. make reservation or RSVP to Jan Webb reservations@crwop.org 602-318-10-10- by May 28. Social/check in at 5:30 pm.

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates will hold neighborhood coffee at 8 am., Thurs., June 1 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road #B in Phoenix with guest Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

JUNE 2

Graham County Republican Meeting 12:00 PM  Manor House, 415 E. U.S. Hwy 70, Safford, AZ 85546.

JUNE 3

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., St., June 3 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West to hear Lisa Fink, chairman of the AZ Constitutional Commemoration Committee for eight years. She is one of the founders and board president of Choice Academies, Inc., a charter school organization and is part of the Mommy Lobby seeking to remove Common Core and assisted in the writing of the National Common Core Standards System which articulated the problems with Common Core in Arizona. Coffee/donuts at 8a m., $2 donation to help refray room rental costs. All Republicans in Sun City West, Sun City, Surprise and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Contact: 623-546-3753. No July or August meetings; resume in September.

June 5

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

JUNE 6

Maricopa County Republican Committee -   7 pm, Arizona Republican Party, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 .

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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

Sen John McCain: “Throughout our history, we have always asked the few to protect the many… in order that the rest of us – the vast majority – can live in a free and prosperous society... I would like to say to all of our former service members… and our service members – thanks for serving. And for all of our other citizens, I’d like say thank you for your honoring those who have served and sacrificed. I believe that it’s only in America where we do such things to such a degree and it makes me proud to be an American.”

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

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

Team McSally for Congress : Today is Memorial Day - a day that we, as a nation, we remember those who have died serving in our armed forces. As a combat veteran who served six tours of duty in her 26 years of service in the Air Force, today has a special meaning for Martha. Those of us who work with her know how much her years of service shaped her, and we know that today she is reminded of the men and women she called friends who died in service to this country. Their lives were given in the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and free. Please join us today in taking a moment to reflect on the heavy cost of our freedoms. Join us in saying a prayer for children, parents, spouses, and all those left behind by those Americans killed in the line of duty. Today we remember the freedoms we hold so dear are not free -- that they have been bought by men and women who paid the ultimate price. We wish you not a happy Memorial Day, but a meaningful one.

NEWS LINKS

· Respect For Memorial Day Reaches New High

· Some Gave All: Remembering Our Heroes In Color (Video)

· Memorial Day: A Time To Remember America’s Fallen Heroes

· New Video Takes Viewers Behind The Scenes At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

· VOX-Trashes-United-States-Marine-Corp-On Memorial Day: Elliott-Hamilton

· FBI Refuses To Comply With Order To Turn Over Comey Memos

· Muslims Seek Religiously Inclusive Food, Beauty Services In Phoenix Area

· Military Veterans Benefit From Positive Impact Of Jiu-Jitsu

· HHS: Arizona Health Insurance Premiums Almost Tripled Since 2013

· Flake Bill Would Let U.S. Military Strike ‘Non-State Actors’ Like ISIS

· Do-Policy-Makers-Value-Troops-Lives?

· Good Cemetarian: Man Spends Sundays Polishing Veteran Graves

· Memorial Day In DC: A Remarkable Way To Remember

· Julian-Assange-Speaks-Out-On-Jared-Kushner

· John-McCain-Says-Putin-More Dangerous-Than ISIS; Tried-To Destroy-Fundamental-Democracy

· A Tribute To Arizona’s Fallen Heroes On This Memorial Day

· VIDEO: Watch What Happens To This Snitch His 1st Day In Prison

· A New Alabama Law Will Make It Illegal To Remove Confederate Statues

· Residents Discuss Drawbacks, Benefits Of Life On Federally Owned Land

· POLL: Should Trump Still Bother Investigating Hillary’s Crimes?

· School Choice Policies May Impact Segregation And Diversity Of Public Schools

· Arizona-Snowbowl-Kicks-Off-Summer-Season-Including-Scenic-Chairlift

· Coconino Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Body Teen Drowning Victim At Lake Mary Boat Ramp

· Should Sharia Courts Be Allowed In The U.S.?

· Chipolte Breach Investigation Completed, Offers Arizona Cardholders Warning

· Willcox Station Under New Leadership

· Plot-Thickens: DC-Police-Chief-Oversaw-Seth-Rich-Murder-Socialized-With Top-Democrats, Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz

· Seth-Rich-Timeline-Reveals-Questions-That-Haven’t-Been-Answered

· Dikman Named Nogales Patrol Agent In Charge

· Black Lives Matter Throws 'Exclusively Black' Memorial Day Weekend Party

· Yavapai County Salvage Yard Fire Forcing Evacuations, Arson Investigation Underway

· JW Sues For Records About Obama Adm Unmasking Of Trump Associates

· Phoenix To Begin First Phase Of Grand Canal Scape Project

· Farmers Markets Bloom As Vendors Educate, Bring Local Produce To Customers

· Residents Discuss Drawbacks, Benefits Of Life On Federally Owned Land

· Agriculture Secretary Says He’ll Push For More Wildfire Funding


SEEING RED AZ

· With Gratitude…Memorial Day 2017

· AZ Political Heavyweights Indicted On Multiple Charges In Federal Court

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· ID-Required-Except-To-Vote

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Temporal Troubles - Eternal Truths

· Is It Time For An Alternative Political Party?

· The War With No Conscientious Objectors

· The Brush Of Honor

GILBERT WATCH

· We Are Forever Grateful To Donald Trump!  .

MICHELLE MALKIN

· The Forgotten Slaughters Of The Innocents

· The 'Social Justice Approach' To Fighting Terrorism Has Failed

MARK LEVIN

· Mark-Levin: Sean-Hannity-Should-Consider-Suing-Media-Matters

· Levin To Hannity: Fight Back Against Media Matters For America!

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Fight-Breaks-Texas-Representatives-House-Floor

· Federal-Prosecutor-Mysteriously-Found-Dead

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

· Krauthammer-Trump-Middle-East-Trip-America-Back

ALLEN WEST

· Rahm Emanuel Rains On The Democrats 2018 Parade

· West Systematically Destroys Debbie Wasserman-Shultz And Her Laptop Demands

· West: As The World Reels Over Manchester, Liberals Prepare Next Assault On The President


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· President Trump Marks Memorial Day Honoring The Fallen At Arlington National Cemetery

· President Trump Says It’s His “Job” To Keep Every American Safe

· President Trump May Pull The USA Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement

· Lone Conservative Destroys NBC Panel On Russia-Trump Collusion

· Trump Set To Roll Back Obama's Cuba Policies

· Trump-Fired-A-Corrupt-Va-Official-Then-The-VA-Stepped-In-And-Said-Not-So-Fast

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

· Mike Pence Speaks To Veterans And Honors The Fallen During Memorial Day Speech

SECRETARY OF STATE

· Secretary Of State Marks Memorial Day By Riding With Rolling Thunder, & Declining To Celebrate Ramadan

· Breaking Recent Tradition, Rex Tillerson Declines To Host Ramadan Reception

BARACK OBAMA

· Obama Lackey James Clapper Says “No Smoking Gun” In Trump-Russia Collusion

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Dear Soldiers: Whom Do You Respect More – Melania Or Michelle?

· Secretary Of Defense James Mattis Delivers Powerful Commencement Address At West Point Graduation

MEDIA

· Combat Vet & Famous Author Blasts USAA For Dumping Sean Hannity

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Another Top Official Scheduled To Testify Against Hillary Turns Up Dead!

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Sex-Trafficking Ring Caught After Importing Hundreds Of Women Into U.S.

CONGRESS

· Wacky Waters Whines, ‘Public Getting Weary That Trump Isn’t Impeached Yet’ (Video)

EDUCATION

· Texas A&M Let’s Racist Professor Keep His Job

INTERNATIONAL

· Merkel Warns Us, Britain No Longer Reliable Partners

· 96% Of Moroccan “Child Immigrants” To Sweden Are Adult Men

· Resurgent Colombian Cartels Are Flooding Us Streets With Cocaine

· The Largest Mosque In Europe: Was Burning Down Today In South London

· Donald Trump Chastises North Korea After Country Launches Ninth Ballistic Missile

· German Foreign Minister Lashes Out At Trump: 'Putting Peace In Europe At Risk'

· Here's The Erdogan Henchman Who Choked A Female Protester In Turkish Embassy Attack

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