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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

6-28-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Condolences to Sen Jeff Flake’s family on the loss his father, Dean.

Activist Sue Goodchild: The fire is causing lots of evacuations....so far I am fine but the Hwy 69 is closed from where Mortimer’s Farm is in Dewey (the old Young’s Farm) all the way to I-17 due to smoke ... Folks from Phoenix stay home as the road closure will be a major problem!!! Pray for rain or at least winds to stop!

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first responders. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/1961294490780543 or www.facebook.com/groups/45150780856810

Activist James Albert: Some senators are now trying to get a bill passed to allow then to carry a weapon at all times, because of the threats. How about adding police offices to that bill also, Many officers receive death threats for sending criminals to prison .Why do senators have the right to protect them self when police officers and retired officers cannot? I believe police officer and retired officers have much more training in the use of weapons then senators. In fact some senators with a weapon would be a hazard to the general public in my opinion.

Hal Reed: 1. My mother in law asked if anyone has started a campaign to recall McCain2. Any word about the many postcards that were sent to President Trump some time ago? Thank you for the work that you do. Editor’s Note: Briefs is not aware of a current recall McCain campaign. We have received no feed-back from the postcards.

Marianne Ferrari LD20 PC and State Committeeman:  As treasurer, why would Jonathan Lines fail to call for the 2016 audit prior to the Statutory Meeting, as bylaws require? Was it simply incompetence? If not, then was Lines inattentive to, or often absent from his job? Or was he really just Treasurer-in-Name-Only? See Ferrari’s complete statement at 175-Days-And-Counting-Jonathan-Lines-In-Perpetual-Breach-Of-AZGOP

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: And, the beat goes on.  As Lolly Hathhorn ask, “Where are all of the other County Chairmen? 6-27-17-briefs A listing of all the County Chairs can be found at:  http://az.gop/connect-2/directory-5/county-parties/#.WVKG9vkrLIU.    Of the few hundred on this Arizona Town Crier list, it would seem that there are many PCs, State Committeemen, and probably some Legislators would probably want to know the answer.  The Town Crier will be most happy to publish any answers, if there are any.  Remember, people deserve the government that they elect!

Aftermath-Of-Arlington-Gunfire-Society-Keeps-Sliding-Downward-So-Who-Gets-The-Blame (Excerpt from article) … Conservative GOP political strategist Constantin Querard told The Wanderer in a June 19 email: “Intolerance may have found a home on the left, but the rest of the country is not immune. We now watch media that reinforces our personal worldview, society continues to decay (which results in both poorer behavior and greater stress as the stakes appear higher), outside groups use ever-escalating rhetoric in an effort to motivate us to contribute or support the cause of the day, and the net effect of all of it is that a lot of people on all sides are losing their ability to debate or even speak with people of differing viewpoints. That’s intolerance and it is a growing problem.“It would be wrong to blast Speaker Ryan to call for unity after the shootings, instead of insisting that Democrats bend the knee and beg for forgiveness. I think the fact that that is your personal instinct reflects the degree to which you and so many others are so braced for combat as a full-time stance, that it becomes possible to lose sight of what is moral, right, or even simply decent. I have to guard against it myself,” Querard said. “Men are shot, one is possibly dying, so kneeling together to pray is the appropriate and right thing to do. Especially if you are a leader of the country, which the speaker of the House is,” he said.

Activist Stephen Sivigliano: Judge Jeanine was exactly right on when she used the words, "trickle down hate."  That is precisely what is coming from the media, including some guests on FOX, and almost all the dimmycrats.  Is all that rage, hatred, threats of violence perpetuated by the DNC and broadcast media, designed to convince some lunatic to try to kill Trump?  I suspect yes they are.  The pain of losing the landslide they expected has warped their minds and destroyed what little human conscience they may have left. After all, they worship at the altar of abortion, and constantly push for infanticide, doctor assisted suicide, withholding medical care for those who are deemed "too old" to deserve treatment, not to mention the muslimization of the world, reducing the population from 7 1/2 billion down to .5 billion, confiscating farms, ranches, mines, logging businesses, fishing businesses, and confining the "masses" into small geographic areas, pushing drug addiction,  all the while saying they are for the "little guy."  Perhaps the "little guy" they want to have power would be Hitler's clone, or Stalin's, Mao's, etc.  As every day goes by, I am more concerned about Trump's safety, even though he isn't the best spokesman for the pro-life community. 

Jenny Beth Martin - Co-founder Tea Party Patriots: Mitch McConnell promised he would repeal Obamacare, “root and branch.”Those are his words, not mine. When he was running for office, he was quite clear: give us power, and Obamacare is gone.That’s why it is inexcusable for him to draft his health care bill in secret, and then unveil this watered-down “repeal bill” that is nothing more than a big government bailout for the health insurance industry. Tea Party Patriots are lighting up the Senate switchboard with calls from outraged Americans demanding changes to this flawed legislation. Tea Party Patriots are lighting up the Senate switchboard with calls from outraged Americans demanding changes to this flawed legislation, and we need your help to ratchet up the pressure before it is too late. Back in 2010, you and I were right when we warned that Obamacare will drive up health care costs, cancel policies, disrupt existing doctor-patient relationships, kill jobs, and add to the national debt. Well, I am telling you right now – if Republicans fail to repeal Obamacare and just tinker around the edges instead, then costs will continue rising, the deficit will go up, and the Constitution’s restraints on government power will be weakened even further.  We’ll be stuck with government-controlled health insurance forever.

A New Agreement Between Arizona And The Republic Of Korea allows Arizonans staying longer than a year to obtain driver licenses in that country without having to take written and road tests. Licensed drivers from South Korea will receive the same courtesy for stays in Arizona lasting more than a year. On Tuesday, Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski and Key Cheol Lee, the Republic of Korea consul general in Los Angeles, signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing a reciprocity agreement. Arizona has similar reciprocity with Germany and Taiwan, while reciprocity between Arizona and Canada exempts drivers from road tests but still requires the written test. Long-term visitors from the Republic of Korea who are at least 18 years old can now exchange South Korean driver licenses for Arizona driver licenses. They must have documentation showing they will be here for at least a year and that they have at least six months remaining on their stays. ADOT will coordinate with South Korean officials to verify an applicant’s driving status.

Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange…Read More

Congressman Andy Biggs is looking for interns for both his Washington, D.C. and Arizona offices. Click here if you are interested in applying for an internship with my office.

Tickets To The Yavapai County’s "Night With The Eagles" featuring South of Winslow are available at yavgop.org or 928—776-4500. The event is scheduled between 5-8 pm., July 15 at the StoneRidge Golf Club. $40 per person. Bring a chair or blanket for an evening of BBQ and music.

Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit (FOIA) against the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security seeking Air Force and Secret Service expense records for Obama family travel dating back to 2014…Read More

Call to Action: The AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance joins with the Human Life Action (HLA) in urging you to contact your Senators to remind them that abortion is not “healthcare” and that the “Hyde Amendment” protections must prevail! Sen John McCain 202-224-2235 or 202-228-2862. Sen Jeff Flake 202-224-4521 or 202-228-0515 or AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance Joe Perron jjkp4life@outdrs.net

Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library – Judicial Watch announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with…Read More

No Highway Construction Closures During Independence Day Weekend; Speed Limits Lowered On I-17 During Peak Holiday Travel Times During the Independence Day weekend, state and local agencies are focusing on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur. Motorists will play key roles in keeping traffic moving, too, by making smart driving decisions that won’t result in serious crashes that ruin road trips and create travel delays. The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule construction closures along state highways from Friday through late Tuesday evening. Drivers are urged to use caution over the holiday weekend in existing work zones and in three “holiday travel corridors” that will receive extra enforcement and resources to minimize travel delays. In an effort to reduce crashes and delays that result from speeding and driver inattention, speed limits will be lowered during peak holiday travel periods on a winding stretch of Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. ADOT will reduce speed limits by 10 mph Friday, June 30, on northbound I-17 between New River and Sunset Point Rest Area. Speed limits on the same stretch of southbound I-17 will be reduced by 10 mph on Tuesday, July 4. Temporary signs will advise drivers of the lower speed limits. For example, areas where the speed limit is ordinarily 65 mph will have a speed limit of 55 mph. Throughout the long weekend, temporary electronic signs will remind drivers how fast they are going. ADOT’s Traveler Information Center at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed @ArizonaDOT.

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

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

Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs will host a “meet and greet” coffee at 9:30 am., Wed., June 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant (in the small room north of the bar area) 600 E Hwy 260 in Payson. 

Grassroots Tea Party members are anxious to have Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers attend their next meeting – if he can get away from a prior meeting early enough to attend. The Tea Party meets 6 pm., Wed., June 28 in the Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17 in Phoenix. They will also be playing a “Bill of Rights” game, conducting a fundraising auction, selling support for Trump post cards ($10 for 10 or Six for $5. Contact: Francine L Romesburg <grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

JULY 1

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first resonders. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/1961294490780543 or www.facebook.com/groups/45150780856810

JULY 2

Glen Spencer’s 10th anniversary “Flags Along the Border BBQ” is scheduled between 3-7 pm., Sun., July 2 – featuring The Sons of the Pioneers - at Spencer’s border ranch (overlooking the San Pedro River). Flags are already arriving from across the nation to be displayed along the border. In 2008, Spencer received 2,000 small American Flags. construction of an 18-foot steel beam fence - on the very spot the flags were placed --- was underway. In 2015, he received 50,000 from border fence supporters. Flags Along the Border tradition. A border technology demonstration will be offered between 2-4 pm. 14 years of border technology will be on display. Win a drone. Music. Limited seating. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Kids under 12 - $10. Reservations 520-803-7703. Sponsored by the American Border Patrol.

July 4

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots of American is hosting a “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” in support of President Donald Trump, his administration and supporters, law enforcement and first responders, at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy in New River. The no admission event includes a kid rodeo, vendors, face painting, music and fireworks. Salvation Army bins will be available to drop off clothing/non-perishable goods. Sign the “We support President Trump” poster and purchase Trump support post cards to send to the White House. Confirmed speakers include AzRA President Jim O’Connor; Sheriff Rickard Mack, Rally for Law Enforcement founder Nohl Rosen, Army JAG officer Eric Ponsati, Radio talk show host Steve Kates, Lance Hurley aka Patrick Henry, singer Peggy Stanton, veterans and former conservation candidates Marsha Hill and Jana Jackson and many others. Contact: Francine Romesburg 602-499-9553 or Dave Romesburg 602-499-0681.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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Congresswoman Martha McSally’s legislation to close the skills gap in our workforce passed out of the Natural Resources Committee yesterday by unanimous consent. H.R. 2053 will support schools, like the University of Arizona, that have mining programs which train and educate the next generation of mining and mineral experts. “Mining is fundamental to our economy and our national defense—supporting construction, electronics, and even advanced weaponry. However, our country has a shortage of mining engineers and very little resources are currently invested in institutions like the University of Arizona that train them,” said McSally. “By directing existing resources to support these universities, my bill will enable mining schools to hire the faculty they need to fill the skills gap in the mining workforce. I am pleased it passed committee today and will continue to push it through until this becomes a law.” Federal funding has dried up for mining engineering faculty since the United States Bureau of Mines was disbanded. Without federal funding, critical research has tapered off, making it difficult for new professors to conduct the research necessary to gain tenure. H.R. 2053, the Mining Schools Enhancement Act, will address the root of this problem by directing the federal government to distribute 70 percent of existing funding already made available through the Applied Science Tech Transfer Program at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to accredited mining schools. There are currently only fourteen mining programs in the nation, including the University of Arizona. Directing resources to these institutions to support research with allow these universities to tenure more faculty to train students to fill the mining skills gap. The House Natural Resources Committee passed the Mining Schools Enhancement Act with bipartisan support. To view the legislative text, CLICK HERE.

Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar’s in response to the Trump Administration’s release of a proposed rule that will kill the Obama Administration’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule by effectively re-codifying the Clean Water Act as it existed prior to 2015: “Today’s announcement is excellent news for communities throughout the country. The Obama Administration threatened the very livelihoods of farmers, ranchers, small businesses and water users when unilaterally enacting the job-killing WOTUS Rule by executive fiat. The Trump Administration has already made great strides in rolling back this unconstitutional mandate and I am thrilled to see EPA Administrator Pruitt continue that good work with today’s proposed rule. Western Caucus members look forward to working closely with the administration to put a nail in the coffin of Gina McCarthy’s water grab, “ said Gosar. Congresswoman Martha McSally, remarked, “WOTUS is a sweeping regulation written by unelected bureaucrats that would give the EPA jurisdiction over any type of body of water on private land—lakes, ponds, creeks, and even desert washes. I have heard from countless small businesses, farmers, and ranchers that this rule prevents them from doing their job, which is why I led dozens of my colleagues in Congress in writing to the Administration in February urging the President to reverse this rule for the sake of Southern Arizona and communities throughout the United States. I am pleased with the EPA’s decision to repeal the harmful WOTUS rule—and I know that Americans across the country are relieved by this news.” Congressman Andy Biggs stated, “I applaud Administrator Pruitt for his proposal to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, which was one of the most onerous rules from the Obama administration. WOTUS was opposed by over 200 organizations and local communities and would have had devastating effects on western states, including Arizona. This action provides another example that the Trump administration favors freedom and prosperity for our economy over regulatory outreach, and we join the administration in their efforts.”

U.S. Senator John McCain on the passing of Dean Flake, father of Senator Jeff Flake):“Cindy and I send our heartfelt condolences to Jeff, Cheryl, and the entire Flake family as they mourn the passing of an extraordinary man, Dean Flake. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Dean Flake devoted his life to family, raising his 11 children on a ranch, surrounded by their cousins, and teaching them the importance working hard and being humble. Dean was also deeply engaged in his community, and served as the mayor of Snowflake, on the Board of Arizona State Parks, and as a bishop at his church. Arizona will miss Dean Flake, but his legacy as an honorable family man and his contributions to our state will always live on.”

NEWS LINKS

· Trump Huddles With GOP Senators As McConnell Issues Warning

· McCain-Institute-Refuses-To-Disclose-Big-Donors

· End Proxy Elections At AZGOP

· Publicist-Says-Joe-Arpaio-Wouldn’t-Have-Violated-Court-Order

· Wrangling Begins In Contempt Trial Of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

· High Wildfire Danger As Hot And Dry Forecast Continues

· Supreme Court Sides With Trump On Travel Ban

· Goodwin-Fire-Grows-Near-Prescott

· Court-Gives-Mexican-Family-New-Chance-To-Sue-Border-Patrol-Agent

· The Federal Government Owns 61% Of Idaho, 64 % Of Utah And 84% Of Nevada

· Arizona-Urban-Parks-Stocked-With-250,000-Fish-For-Anglers

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

· Iowa: Muslim Woman Arrested For Setting Fire To Iowa Mosque She Attended

· Arizona To Receive Over $36 Million In PILT Funding

· Heat-A-Possible-Factor-In-12-Maricopa-County-Deaths

· Opioid Emergency Response Data Shows Nearly 200 Incidents, 15 Deaths In First Week

· ANTIFA-Radicals-Plan-To-Desecrate-Gettysburg-Graves

· Arpaio-Attorney-Clashes-Former-Lawyer-Over-Courts-Immigration-Order

· Current-Arizona-Forest-Wildfires-2017-Updates

· House Republicans Watch And Wait As Senate Struggles With Health-Care Bill

· Broken AC, No Money Leave Low-Income Residents Facing Scorching Heat

· Border Patrol Agents Find Man In Trunk, Seize Drug

· Massive Protests Meet Leftist Maxine Waters In California

· TUSD Do-Not-Hire Prompts Hicks, Stegeman To Call For Changes

· Jeff-Flake-War-Authorization-ISIS-Islamic-State

· It’s Back !! The “Family Member In Distress” Scam

· After Travel Ban Ruling, Congress Demands Justice Ginsburg Recuse Herself

· After Banning Confederate Memorials, The Left Is About To Destroy Founding Fathers...

· Farmer Faces $2.8 Million Fine For Plowing His Own Field

· Maricopa County Public Health Earns National Achievement Award For New App

· Gila Valley Gets Ready For Independence Day

· State-Department -Familiar-News-For-Hillary-Clinton Under Investigation Again

· Dry Conditions Trigger Increased Fire Restrictions In Southeastern Arizona

· DHS-Secretary-Defunds-Disinvites-Obama-Favored-Islamic-Groups

· Port Of Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.1M In Drugs

· CNN Producer Admits Trump-Russia Collusion Is ‘BS,’ Just CNN Hunting For Ratings

· Minimum Wage Laws Are Destroying Jobs — Just As Predicted

· Thatcher Girls Offer Firefighter Support

· Written In Stone: Arivaca's Story: Local Cemetery Gives A Historical Timeline

· San Luis CBP Officers Seize More Than $200K In Drugs, Phoenix Woman Arrested

· Trump Not Under FBI Investigation But Bernie Sanders Is… For Bank Fraud

· Wrangling Begins In Contempt Trial Of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

· Mystery Of USS Fitzgerald Collision Deepens During Concurrent Probes

· Governor Brown And California Legislatures Get Pay Raise After Increasing Taxes

· Fall Hunt Statistics Released


SEEING RED AZ

· Is-Your-Name-Carrying-A-Taint? Time-To-Rebrand Sean Noble, Nathan Sproul Master The Art Of Quick Change

· Former-Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-Exhibits-More-Integrity-Than-Foes

· Jeff-Flake, Republican-Charlatan: Desperate-Or-Greedy

· John McCain & George Soros: Decades Long Nefarious Connections

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Supreme-Court: Trump-Travel-Order-To-Go Into Effect Now...

· Diet-Water-For-Americans

· Truth-About-Swamp-Or-Drain-Baby-Drain

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Trump summons GOP Senators to White House

· End Proxy Elections at AZGOP

· An Ode To America

· Power Move: Gorsuch Opts Out Of High Court Labor Pool

· 175-Days-And-Counting-Jonathan-Lines-In-Perpetual-Breach-Of-AZGOP

· Yes, It's In Your Town - Teen Sex Trafficking

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Trump-Might-Make-This-Surprising-Move

· Who-Decided-Gender-Is-A-Social-Construct

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Obama-Officials-Break-Protocol-Leak-Mass-Classified-Documents-On Trump

BARACK OBAMA

· Obamas-Under-Fire-From-Left-For-Never-Ending-Sizzling-Ultra-Luxury-Vacations

MILITARY/VETERANS

· US Pilots Made The Call To Shoot Down Syrian Aircraft

· Key Lawmaker Backs 2.4 Percent Troop Pay Raise In 2018

MEDIA

· CNNs Jim-Acosta Violates -Briefing-Picture-Rules

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· State-Department-Has-Familiar-News-For-Hillary-Clinton Under Investigation Again

CONGRESS

· What's Wrong with Nancy? Pelosi Goes on Troubling Rant, Scares Audience

INTERNATIONAL

· When Mosul Falls, Will Assyria Rise?

· Massive Cyberattack Hits Europe With Widespread Ransom Demands

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