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Thursday, June 22, 2017

6-22-17 Briefs

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La Paz County Chairman Russell Sias: – I can think of but one reason why contact information has steadfastly been refused to be shared amongst committee members. The purpose has to be is to disallow them from accomplishing anything meaningful. The blatant excuse was deceptively, controllingly, silly. Maybe I am wrong. Do you feel that putting yourself in the pubic eye - as you have done by being asked to serve on one of these committee’s  have an expectation of privacy from other committee members? Are any of you concerned about being known by other committee members? IF you do as Kathie Petsas suggested, then I must ask: Why did you accept an assignment to the committee in the first place? What  can be the purpose of a committee that cannot exchange ideas amongst themselves? I for one, have NO problem with any committee member knowing who I am, or how to contact me. For the record, I am Russell Sias, county chairman, executive committee member, and bylaws committee member. I can be reached at russellsias@gmail.com. We need to communicate with one another – whether Ms. Petsas wants us to or not. Why would she not, I keep asking myself! Are you willing to ask yourself the same question? You should, if you are not  asking these same questions! Who knows, maybe I am wrong, and we are not supposed to discuss anything between ourselves. Just leave the party in the hands of those who so obviously want to control. But, I thought it was a party of the people, not a party of sheep. Maybe I am wrong about this as well. Am I? That depends on YOU. I would also ask, Chairman Lines, why are you allowing this nonsense?

Karen M MacKean - Navajo County Republican Committee First Vice Chairman: On Saturday, June 17 at the 2nd AZGOP Executive Committeemen meeting in Flagstaff, Az, I had a very strange exchange with Kim Owens, who was officiating at the meeting, signing in committeemen and doing other unknown various duties… It more than concerned me that in her un-official capacity, she felt it was perfectly alright to say to those of us requesting further information from the Executive board on the required audit and Secretary Mercer’s requests for past records that it was a “Witch-hunt.” But she couldn’t have a civil conversation with me when I approached her to say we were not on a witch hunt, that in fact, we were all very concerned & aware that the by-laws and state statute’s state emphatically that an audit shall be done upon the new boards takeover in January and all previous records be passed on to the newly elected board members, including the Treasurer and Secretary.  Chairman Lines was/is in breach of the by-laws and State Statutes. I was shocked by her demeanor and emphatic refusal to listen to a thing I was saying… Editor’s Note” See the rest of MacKean’s statement at  The Villain in the AZGOP Armegeddon Drama?

Rose Sperry - AZGOP Executive Committee CD-4 Member at Large: I left the June 17 Executive Committee (ExComm) meeting baffled and stunned at what I believe to be hypocrisy to our claim of supporting free speech and abiding by the bylaws that are supposed to govern this committee. During the meeting, I moved that “the bylaws committee chairman provide all bylaws committee members a printed list of the members of the bylaws committee including phone numbers and email address’s by Tuesday, June 20”. Right off the starting gate, I thought I was facing a hostile acting chairman, Al Gage, who immediately said my motion was out of order because we couldn’t require anyone to give out this information WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. Was he anticipating this question? In my opinion, he was. With all due respect to Mr. Gage, I must say that HE was in error. Why was he in error you might ask? Because at our executive meeting in Yuma, AZGOP leadership gave us all packets of information including a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of all the executive committee members, myself included! In the past, I’ve received similar lists at Chairman Graham's meetings. “Mr. Gage, I never gave my permission to have my name printed on these lists. I was never even asked. Which members of the committee gave you the authority to change precedent?” Later, a motion was made to strike, from the minutes, 3rd Vice Chairman Christopher Campbell's comments, at the Yuma ExComm meeting, regarding his concern about voting to approve a budget that was not clear since the committee hadn’t received a copy of the budget nor a formal presentation given as had been the case in previous years. I was one of only two or three “nay” votes, and the motion conveniently passed. Editor’s Note: See complete statement at My Take On The Flagstaff ExComm Meeting

MCRC Member-at-Large Wes Harris:  A number of concerned citizens showed up at the Phoenix City Council meeting yesterday which forced the Council to put constraints on mortgaging our children's future by elongating the contribution to the unfunded Public Safety pensions from 20 years to (as a result or our attendance) 25 years plus the promise to revisit the issue in early fall after other alternatives have been totally researched.  So it was a qualified win for We the People.  My count was a mere dozen concerned citizens that believed in the principle that being able to affect anything in our Government, first you have to show up!  For the rest of you who could not take the time to try and control the most impactful government on your individual and family's lives, shame on you. In the future, please consider that a call to action is not an empty call for support, it is a call for you to exercize your responsibilities as a citizen of this Republic and great nation...if you want to keep it great.  Illinois in on the brink because they did what our council did today...finance debt with more debt.  If we don't want to be another Detroit (which with higher real estate taxes, higher city fees, higher city overhead, pensions for life with no end, etc. etc.) it is up to us to stand up and force this government that is supposed to be by the people and for the people...away from being a city that is by the City Employee and for the City Employee. Harris is a PC and State Committeeman. wwharris@msn.com

LD23 PC Gina Swoboda: Looks like a reporter was at our May LD23 meeting. According to this, if you punch in someone else's SS info, the computer gives you a ballot with NO ID check by the computer or a poll worker. How does that conform to our voter ID law? It doesn't. county-recorder-adrian-fontes-changes-voting-system-fall

To Those Who Have Inquired as to where they can obtain “We Want Jeff DeWit for Senate” postcards. Briefs is told that a supply will be placed in the Sun City West GOP office on Monday, June 26.

Activist John Backer: Thanks for the important work you are doing!

The ADOT Motor Vehicle Division is open at 7:30 am., in urban offices to help relieve the wait time for service. On the second Wednesday of each month, beginning July 12, urban MVD offices will open at noon to allow time for employee continuing education programs. The expanded office hours combined with the modified schedule on the second Wednesday of each month provide an overall increase of six hours a month during which customers may receive services at an urban MVD office. For more information: azdot.gov/mvd

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: "In Georgia, we had a robust ground game. We had two million voter contacts. We were knocking doors every day. We knew our voter universe, and we are going to continue to do that. We are already building an infrastructure in these states where we think we can pick up Senate seats in 2018, and we are ready to compete in House seats across the country. What the media needs to recognize is that Donald Trump's message is resonating. When he is saying, 'we need to improve our economy and add jobs and wages and fix the health care system that is falling apart and crumbling every day.' That is what's resonating with voters. They are sending Republicans to Washington to help the president, and they're going to continue to do that as they see him working on behalf of the American people. Democrats have no vision. Obstruction and resistance is not a vision and it's lost for them these last four elections."

Barron Trump Sets the Internet on Fire With 1 Click of a Button After Getting off Aircraft Barron Trump just set social media on fire with this one click of the button... here's what he did after getting off of Marine One. Absolutely epic... Read more…

The Family Health Talk Show will highlight two life-saving discussions at 10 am., Thurs., June 22 on Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM, Online – www.familyvaluesradio1010.com , Call-in 602.977-1010. The topics will be Naturopathic Approach to Diabetes and HIV Testing. Contact: Fred Taylor, Ex. Dir at 602-547-3806.

America’s Mighty Warriors Is Conducting A Fundraiser between 5:30-8:30 pm., Fri., June 23, sponsored by the Scottsdale Gun Club. Tickets $100 each –includes gun range, poker shoot, drinks, food, speaker, auctions, etc. Contact: americasmightywarriors.org or debbie@americasmightywarriors.org

Philip Haney author of, "See Something, Say Nothing": A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad will address the Arizona Project, at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 22 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2B, Phoenix, 85028. The public is invited. This meeting has been moved from the regular Monday evening to Thursday evening to accommodate the speaker. – Chairman Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt continues to clear out a key advisory committee, signaling plans to drop several dozen current members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), according to an email yesterday from a senior agency official. See 38 science advisers get pink slips - internal email

President Trump, at a rally in Iowa last night night, announced that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance for the first five years upon entering the U.S. See trump will call-for-barring-immigrants-from-welfare-for-five-years

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet with Syrian immigrant Thanaa Salloum at 7 pm., Thurs., June 22 in Firehouse #43, 4110 E Chandler Blvd in Phoenix. Salloum was born to a poor Catholic family in Homs, Syria where her father was a small private building/farmer and her mother was a farmer/education enthusiast. The first of five children, her siblings became medical doctors and one a distinguished radiology technician. She earned BA from Homs University and a MA from Grand Canyon University and became a teacher for 14 years. She started a real estate business in 2016. She and her husband and two daughters moved to Arizona from Los Angeles in 2009. When asked, “Aren’t you lucky you are here safe,” she replies, “I feel rather guilty for being safe while my parents, brothers, sister and their beautiful children and my friends are NOT”.

In An Effort To Get AZ State Treasurer Jeff DeWit to run for US senate against incumbent Jeff Flake, DeWit fans are distributing 6x9 inch “We Want Jeff DeWit for US Senate post cards reading: Dear President Trump, We need your help for our state and country! Jeff DeWit is the only true conservative that can defeat Jeff Flake! The primary race is already too crowded and in Arizona there is no runoff, so the incumbent can take advantage of a crowded race. If you appointed Kelli Ward to live in DC & bury her deep in the bureaucracy, conservatives across Arizona will mobilize to help DeWit become our next senator with your assistance. Please help us help your issues with a great Senator DeWitt on board. Post cards will be available in the Sun City West GOP office on Mon., June 26.

Arizona Project moved it’s June 19 meeting to June 22 to accommodate “See Something, Say Nothing” author Philip B Haney, who is a founding members of the Dept of Homeland Security/Border Protection and the recipient of an inaugural American Freedom Award. AP will gather at 3375 E Shea Blvd. in Phoenix to hear Haney, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. 602.677.1496

Donations Needed: Salvation Army needs help with heat relief efforts With the return of 100-degree temperatures, the Salvation Army is setting up heat relief stations across the Valley.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE 22

Grassroots Conservative Activists are being “called to action” to attend the 9:30 am., Thur., June 22 Clean Elections Commission meeting to testify and encourage the Commissioners to put a stop to clean elections candidates donating taxpayers monies to the Democratic Party. The meeting is scheduled at the CCRC Meeting Room, 1616 W Adams, Phoenix AZ 85007. (602) 364-3477.

Prescott Mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin will meet with residents between 5-7 pm., Thurs., June 22 at Far From Folsom, 214 S Montezuma St., in Prescott. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager by noon, June 21 at 928-772-2835 or 928-925-1549.

The Pima County Republican Women’s Movie Night is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., June 22 at the Road house Cinema, Crossroads Festival, 4811 E Grant Road #150 in Tucson. $25; RSVP by June 10 to TianaSmith@cox.net

Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 22 instead of its regularly scheduled Mon., June 19 meeting date due to the opportunity to host Philip B Haney, founding member of the Dept of Homeland Security & Border Protection. Haney is the lead author of See Something, Say Nothing a bestselling expose of Obama’s submission to Muslim Brotherhood; and Recipient of inaugural American Freedom Award, according to AP chairman Ron Ludder. See Haney's videos at  Philip Haney 2017 AFA Honoree Video - YouTube or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD6nZ3fpSxY . Haney has given extensive testimony and briefings before the US House and Senate and has made over 375 appearances on TV/radio shows. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders at 602.677.1496

The Payson Tea Party is hosting retired Homeland Security/Border Patrol whistle blower Philip Haney at a luncheon at 11:30 am., Thurs., June 22 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. Community members are invited to heard Haney, who has co-authored “See Something, Say Nothing,” an expose of the submission to the Muslim Brotherhood… and received the American Freedom Alliance “Heroes of Conscience” Award. Haney is touring the nation on his experiences. Contact Shirley Dye at 928-951-6774.

June 24

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 playground 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 Pinal County Republican Committee has changed its regular meeting from Sat., June 17 to 10 am., June 24 at the Old Court House (in the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ to hear  CD1 Senate candidate Steve Smith. Contact: Secretary Gilberto Mendez secretarypcrcaz@gmail.com

June 26

LD1 will meet at 7 pm., Mon, June 26 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Contact: Chairwoman Cathy Schwanke - SchwankeLD1@gma​il.com www.ld1azgopmc.​com

JUNE 27

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., June 27 at the Fireside Grill, Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks. Everyone is welcome.  The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer.  Bring a friend or neighbor.  For more information, contact Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or  http://www.FountainHillsRepublicanClub.org

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., at the Tri-City Baptist Church Ministries, 2211 W Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286. Chairman Bert Moll - az.ld27chairman@gmail.com www.azLD17gop.org

June 28

The Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 has having a combined meeting/dinner at 6:30 pm., Wed., June 28 to hear Rep Jill Norgaard’s “Wrap of the Capitol” at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix. Light dinner available for purchase. $5 donation – sandwiches, salads, chips, desert. Contact: Cindy Casaus, President ARW and 2nd Vice Pres of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women 602.300.4185  or ARWomen@aol.com

LD4 will meet at 7 p m., Wed., June 28 at the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Contact: Chairman Dick Newcomer - emrc9876@gmail.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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

Congressman Biggs' Opening Statement at Hearing to Examine Advances in Environmental Technologies

Congresswoman Martha McSally and Sen John McCain yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation to help facilitate restoration projects on public lands, such as Saguaro National Park. The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act will enable federal agencies, like the National Park Service (NPS), to partner with national service corps organizations in order to complete projects faster and more efficiently, saving taxpayer dollars. “Arizona’s breathtaking scenic scopes are renown throughout the country and the world— but our state also has one of the largest backlogs in park maintenance projects,” said McSally. “This backlog is restricting access for Arizonans and tourists at our parks and public areas. This isn’t a problem that money alone can fix, we need to think innovatively and pragmatically to address this growing problem. My bipartisan bill leverages existing resources in a smarter way to get these projects moving. This would be a win for veterans, youth, local communities, and our national parks.” There is $580.2 million in delayed or deferred restoration projects throughout Arizona, and National Parks in Congressional District 2 are hampered because of it. 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.

US Sens John McCain and Jeff Flake yesterday cosponsored the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act), legislation introduced by Sen Martin Heinrich (D-NM) that would prohibit the exportation of sacred Native American artifacts and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony. This legislation was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of senators including Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “Many of the cultural artifacts that this bill would protect have a special, sacred connection to Native American people, as well as their history and heritage,” said McCain.

US Sen John McCain: “I welcome the Treasury Department’s action to strengthen sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s Russia by designating 38 individuals and entities, including Russian government officials and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine. The United States must continue to increase pressure on Russia until it is compelled to withdraw its forces from Ukraine, including the Crimean peninsula; ceases its destabilizing support for proxy forces inside Ukraine; and honors the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

US Sens John McCain , Jerry Moran (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dean Heller (R-NV) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin yesterday regarding reports that the VA will not have enough funds to operate the Veterans Choice Program through the current fiscal year. Earlier this year, the VA assured Congress that it would have about $1.1 billion left to operate the Veterans Choice Program when it was originally set to expire by law on August 7. As a result, the House and Senate worked to pass and the president signed into law legislation that eliminated the sunset date on the program and allowed the VA to use the remaining funds to operate it without disruption. However, the VA recently realized that the veteran use and utilization rate for the Veterans Choice Program was much higher than anticipated and that the VA would no longer have enough funds to operate the program through the current fiscal year.‎

NEWS LINKS

· County-Recorder-Adrian-Fontes-Changes-Voting-System-For Fall Soon You Could Cast Your Ballot Anywhere In Maricopa County

· Meet-The-Leaker-Who-Tried-To-Take-Down-Donald-Trump

· Phoenix Approves Plan That Could Add Billions To Pension Debt

· Karrin Taylor Robson Selected To Replace Patterson On Arizona Board Of Regents

· Freeing-Illegal-Alien-Gang-Member-Obama-Judge-Says-US-Violated-Rights-Due-Process-Family-Unity

· McCain-Threatens-Block-Trump-Defense-Nominee-During Combative-Hearing

· London Terrorist Connected To John McCain

· London-Terrorist-Fought-For-McCain-Backed-Jihadists

· Conservatives-Not-Happy To Learn-Who John-McCain-Accepted-Large-Donations From

· Lib Lawyer Blows Whistle, Calls Out Clinton Cheating In 2016 Election

· Judical Watch: Benghazi Stonewalling Continues Under Trump Administration

· Arizona Food Prices Down

· City-Council-Kills-Mans-30-Year-Old-Tree-Revenge-Will-Make-Deeply-Regret

· AZ MVD Adds Hours To Urban Offices

· Larry-The Cable-Guy-Got-Real, Destroys- Trump-Hating-Liberal-Snowflakes In-America

· Nogales Agents Encounter Two Dehydrated Illegal Aliens

· AAA-Sees-An-Increase-In-Calls-During-Valleys-Excessive-Heat-Warning

· Prof Says Psychological Effects Of Abortion Need More Research

· MCSO-Man-Arrested-Near-Palo-Verde-Nuclear-Plant

· Whistleblower Complaint Against DPS Dismissed By Independent Review Board

· Arizona-Chapter-Of-Susan-G-Komen-To-Shut-Down-July-31; Race-For-The-Cure-Fundraiser-Canceled

· Arizona Court Denies Dreamers In-State Tuition

· Why-Phoenix-Doesn’t-Have-A-Hot-Weather-Stupid-Hiker-Law

· Record-Breakingi Heat Means Record-Breaking Energy Consumption

· Attorney-General-Issues-Scam-Alert-About-Ac-Repairs

· Nogales CBP Officers Nab Woman With Meth Load

· Kaibab National Forest Fuelwood Permit Holders Advised To Not Cut Live Oak

· Collapsed-Roller-Rink-Roof-Had-Not-Been-Inspected-In-Decades

· Gas Prices Are Falling Fast

· Fidget Spinners Named Among Possible Summer Hazards For Kids

· Arizona-Border-Mexico-Drug-Smuggling-Arrests

· January-Contreras (D) In Arizona-Attorney-General-Race

· Half-Of-Oregon’s-Criminal-Illegals-Held-For-Sex-Crimes, 83% Are-Mexican

· Soros-Clinton-Linked-Teneo-Among-Donors-To-McCain-Institute

· Top-Anti-Trump-Republican-Taking-Soros-Donations

· Arizona-Republicans-Are-Asking-Who-Is-John-Backer

· McCain-Hopes-For-Health-Care-Repeal-Vote Soon

· John-McCain: Americans-Stupid-To-Still-Want-To-Travel-To-North-Korea

· McCain-To Trump-Admin: Get A-Strategy-For Afghanistan-Or Congress Will

· McCain-Publicly-Takes-Trump Nominee To The Woodshed For Being Wishy-Washy Re; Ukraine/Russia

· Is-Yellowstone-Super-Volcano-About-To-Blow-There-Have-Been-300-Earthquakes-In-The-Last-7-Days


SEEING RED AZ

· Cheers For Handel In GA CD 6: Laughing Our Ossoff

· AZ-GOP-Outreach-Could-Soar-Minus-McCain-Purge, Flake-Defection

· Greg Stanton: Phx Tyrannical Leftist Mayor Stifles Voters’ Voice

· “Real Men” Get The Recognition They Deserve

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Republican-Karen-Handel-Wins-Georgia

· Republican-Ralph-Norman Wins SC

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Impeachable Action By John McCain

· My Take On The Flagstaff ExCom Meeting

· Kim Owens - The Villain In The AZGOP Armegeddon Drama?

· What's Going Wrong With AZGOP? Part 1: Armageddon Over Conservative Motions At EX Comm

 GILA WATCH:

· Planned Parenthood Deception

· Assistant Principal to Peaceful Protesters: "They Aren't Children! They're Cells! You are at a science-based school!”

· Not in Our Schools: Stop the Planned Parenthood Invasion

· Pro Life: The Tide is Turning, The Truth is Winning.  

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Blame-The-Left-For-The-Violence

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

· Iran Trying To Take ISIS' Lands After They Lose

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Meet-The-Leaker-Who-Tried-To-Take-Down-Donald-Trump

· In Middle Of WH Summit, Trump Stops Everything With Unexpected Comment Fans Will Love

BARACK OBAMA

· Otto Warmbier’s Murder By North Korea Is Barack Obama’s Legacy To America

HEARINGS

· McCain-Threatens-Block-Trump-Defense-Nominee-During Combative-Hearing

LEAKS

· One Sentence Instantly Struck Fear In Deep State Leakers Hearts

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Embarrassing-Chelsea-Clinton-Public-Meltdown

· Hillary’s Emails Come Back To Haunt Democratic Diva With New Investigation

· Hillary Clinton Told FBI’s Robert Mueller To Deliver Uranium To Russians In 2009 “Secret Tarmac Meeting”

· Why Do Hillary Clinton & Her Staffers Still Have Top Security Clearance Access To Sensitive Govt Info?

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Hillary’s Emails Come Back To Haunt Democratic Diva With New Investigation

· Democrats-Spend-How-Much-On-A-Bathroom-Shocking-Waste-Of-Taxpayer-Money

· Democratic Senator Admits Russia Obsession Is Destroying His Party

VOTER FRAUD

· Study Uncovers 5.7 MILLION Illegal Votes (Trump Proven Right!)

HEARINGS

· REPORT: DNC Refused To Allow Homeland Security To Investigate Hacked Server

CONGRESS

· Ted Cruz: Voters Don’t Care About Russia!

· Democratic Senator Admits Russia Obsession Is Destroying His Party

EDUCATION

· College-Professor On Baseball: ‘Shooting-Let-F***Ing-Die’

INTERNATIONAL

· Fidget Spinners Named Among Possible Summer Hazards For Kids

· EU-Experiment-Has-Failed

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