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Friday, June 9, 2017

6-9-17 Briefs

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Political Consultant Constantin Querard: Sorry to hear of the passing of Emil Franzi. He was a longtime conservative voice down in Tucson/Pima County, so that certainly qualifies him as an eternal optimist. He certainly ruffled his share of feathers, but whether folks agreed with him or not, I think just about all of them will vouch for Emil truly believing he was doing what was right. RIP Emil and thank you for the kindness you showed a youngster just starting out in Arizona, wondering if we could get some solid righties elected down South. (Spoiler - We could and we did!) http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/…/emil-franzi-local-politica…/

John-McCain-Blames-His-Confusing-Comey-Questions-On-Late-Diamondbacks-Games Following a bizarre series of questioning from John McCain during former FBI director James Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, the Arizona senator issued a statement regarding the exchange. “I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people’s heads,” McCain wrote in a statement. “Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games.”

Putin's Spokeman Blast McCain's 'Maniacal Hatred' Toward Russia A Russian official has lashed out against U.S. Senator John McCain for making critical comments about top Kremlin leaders….

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, June 21 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am. Az Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and AZ Federated Republican Women President Lorraine Pellegrino will be addressing the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs 16 at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com  Check, cash or credit card at the door.

County Chairman David Eppihimer and Treasurer John Dalton were updated on matters regarding the Tucson Unified School District by Board Governor Dr. Mark Stegeman on May 25 in the City of South Tucson. They report back that good progress is happening, but much work is still needed in TUSD… borrowed from Pima GOP E-Tracks

The AFA Team: See who donated to Democrats and Republicans and other morbidly leftist Companies: Where to Spend Your $

The Arizona Republican Assembly West Chapter will host a “Meet and Greet” between 8a m and noon, Sat., June 10 at Friendship Park, 12325 W McDowell Road in Avondale. Speakers include LD22 Sen Debbie Lesko, LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell, Avondale City Council member Mike Pineda. Free hot dogs, chips and water. Voter registration available. Look for the AzRA banner. Contact President Cirilo (CID) De La Fuente ola2que@yahoo.com (623)312-7054.

Jack Smyth, a wise ole twinkly-eyed publisher who owned a chain of newspapers from Delaware to Arizona to Florida, taught me many years ago that the highest form of flattery is when someone tries to imitate what you have already done. – ft

Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th Birthday with "A Gathering Of Friends" Wednesday, June 14, between 5-8 p.m., at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liz Alcorn, Cyndi Love, Alex & Roberta Meluskey, And Tom & Kris Morrissey. A Wishing Well will be at his celebration to drop a card or gift if you choose. RSVP to Liz500sl@gmail.com by June 8th.

LD23 PC Boe James: Did you know that Sheriff Joe celebrates his June 14th birthday on Flag Day?  He also shares his birthday with President Trump.  Additionally, Sheriff Joe, who was once in the Army, shares his birthday with the US Army - of course, he isn't nearly as old. http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html Flag_Day_(United_States)

Flag Day Happens To Be Randy and Maria Taylor’s anniversary. They were married on Randy’s grandparents, Mervin and Glady Taylor’s, anniversary.

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 ion Tucson. $25; RSVP by June 10 to TianaSmith@cox.net

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will meet today through Sunday (June 9-11), at the Mazatzal Hotel (Fireside Room), Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, in Payson. See full meeting agenda at www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the “commission agenda” link. The Commission is a five-member, policy-setting board that oversees the AzGFD. See www.azgfd.gov/commission

Inside-Flakes-Primary-Problem The senator is also gearing up for what could be a difficult general election.

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30pm, Mon., June 12 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix for an “open Mic Monday” to discuss whatever attendees have on their minds. There will also be an update on the Larry Elder vs. Chris Mattews reality check battle about the veracity of JFK's PT109 experience. Contact: Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496

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

APS Prepares For Upcoming Monsoon, Competition Arizona Public Service linemen, utility workers who climb power poles in the middle of summer, are prepping for the monsoon season and upcoming the lineman rodeos. Read full article »

El Mirage Road Between Northern Avenue and Cinnabar Avenue will be closed in both directions for overnight work beginning at 8:30 p.m. June 11 until 5:00 a.m. June 12. The intersections of El Mirage Road at Peoria Avenue, El Mirage Road at Olive Avenue and El Mirage Road at Northern Avenue will remain open for east and westbound travel. Drivers are asked to proceed with caution, obey posted traffic restrictions and be aware of crews working in the area. In addition, give yourself extra time to get where you are going as there may be traffic delays.

Restrooms, Drinking Fountains And Vending Machines won’t be available at the Interstate 17 Sunset Point Rest Area north of Phoenix from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, due to utility work in the area. Motorists will still be able to stop at the rest area, which is located at milepost 252, south of Cordes Junction, though services won’t be available with the power out. The other ADOT rest area along I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff is McGuireville at milepost 297.

Participation In The Food Stamp Program plunged by 85 percent in 13 counties in Alabama after officials required that recipients must work, look for work, or get approved job training, a state agency says. In those 13 counties, enrollment in food stamps dropped over four months from 5,538 able-bodied adults without dependents to 831 such recipients. Statewide, a total of 13,663 able-bodied adults without children or other dependents were enrolled in the food stamp program before the change implemented Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the news site AL.com reported. As of May 1, that statewide number had dropped to 7,483, the agency said. See full article at these-13-counties-started-work-requirements-for-food-stamps

FBI Crime Report Figures show that Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming–three states that abolished their concealed requirement years ago–have since witnessed a decreased in handgun murders. This runs completely counter to the left’s doom and gloom predictions whereby they claim doing away with a government-issued carry permit will mean more bad guys carrying guns, more shootings and violence, etc. fbi-handgun-murders-dropped-concealed-permit-requirements-abolished

Surveillance Video Released Showing Wrong-Way Driver At Sky Harbor …The Arizona Department of Public Safety has released surveillance video showing a wrong-way driver at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport minutes before the driver caused a deadly collision Tuesday night.

Wildfires In Small Arizona Communities Prompt Evacuations No estimates are immediately available on the number of homes or people evacuated in either the Desert Mountain community near the Fort Bowie National Historic Site or in Dragoon. Read full article »

Parliamentarian Threatens Deadly Blow To GOP Healthcare Bill The Senate parliamentarian has warned Republicans that a key provision in their healthcare reform bill related to abortion is unlikely to be allowed, raising a serious threat to the legislation. The parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, has flagged language that would bar people from using new refundable tax credits for private insurance plans that cover abortion, according to Senate sources.

ATTN Hunters: June 13 is the deadline to apply for Arizona’s 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. All hunt permit-tag applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (MST). Applicants are encouraged to use the online service at https://draw.azgfd.gov (scroll down to “Apply for a Draw”). 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 department offices statewide.

Arizona Center for Urology and Southwest Prostate Cancer Foundation are sponsoring free prostate cancer screenings between 8 am and noon, Sat., June 10 at the Arrowhead Hospital campus, AZ Center for Urology, 6320 W Union Hills Drive #B-2600, in Glendale. RSVP 602-547-3806 or e-mail at swprostatecancer@aol.com. A display of Corvettes hosted by the Fast Glass Corvette Club will available for viewing. Contact: Fred Taylor, Executive Director - Southwest Prostate Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 12186, Glendale, Arizona 85318 www.swprostatecancer.com

The Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting will be 9 a.m., Sat, June 17 to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Program at 9 am., Meet & Greet at 8:30 am. All elected officials and candidates are given a short opportunity to speak. 

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is 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 (with optional food). The Socials will continue throughout the summer.  Contact Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or .FountainHillsRepublicanClub.org

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 10

The Arizona Republican Assembly West (AzRA) Chapter will host a “Meet and Greet” between 8a m and noon, Sat., June 10 at Friendship Park, 12325 W McDowell Road in Avondale. Speakers include LD22 Sen Debbie Lesko, LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell, Avondale City Council member Mike Pineda. Free hot dogs, chips and water. Voter registration available. Look for the AzRA banner. Contact President Cirilo (CID) De La Fuente ola2que@yahoo.com (623)312-7054

Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will meet with Tucson Republicans for lunch at 1 pm., Sat., June 10 at Sir Vezas Taco Garage, 220 W Wetmore Road in Tucson. Lunch can be purchased for about $15 from the menu. She will be available to answer questions. To reserve a seat go to campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing#tickets Contact: Karen Schutte at 520-877-3230.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Patriotic Flag Day Recognition Brunch with Barbara Hatch, the executive program director founder of Veterans Heritage Project, is scheduled at 10 am., Sat., June 10 at Gainey Golf Club, 6700 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Social – 9:30 am, 11 am – brunch. “Martha Washington” and “Nanthanael Greene” will also make special appearances. $28 per ticket. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

JUNE 12

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

The LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm., Mon., June 12 at Genie G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix. 85033. 6:30 pm social hour. Arrive by 6 pm to eat at the restaurant. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert at ld29chairman@gmail.com or 623.330.3622.

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 12, June 15, July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at www.azcc.gov.

LD11 Sen candidate Vince Leach will fill in for Donna McBride as the speaker for the Arizona Republican Assembly West Pinal County Chapter meeting at 6:30 pm., Mon., June 12 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, in Casa Grande. McBride cancelled due to a family emergency and will be re-scheduled at a later date. Leach, who is a LD6 Representative received the AZGOP ‘Legislator of the Year’ award earlier this year. AzRA meetings are free, but attendees must be members of the Republican Party. Donations accepted. Contact Nancy Hawkins at  nancydist3@gmail.com

JUNE 14

A Gathering Of Friends Will Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th birthday between 5-8 pm., Wed., June 14 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liza Alcorn, Cindy Love, Alex & Robert Meluskey, and Tom & Kris Morrissey. RSVP by June 8 to Liz500sl@gmail.com.

The Arrowhead Republican Women invite you to a “June Social” at 11:30 am., Wed., June 14 at BJ’s Restaurant, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria, followed by a “little retail therapy at Charming Charlie’s, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria. RSVP by Fri., June 9 to Barbara Melkin 623-249-5085. RSVP to Barbara (10% discount on purchases. )

JUNE 15

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 15 July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at www.azcc.gov.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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

Congressman Paul Gosar, who is the Congressional Western Caucus Chairman and CD5 Congressman Andy Biggs in response to the delay of the October 2015 Ozone Rule promulgated by the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): When pristine national parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain are in danger of being in nonattainment under the proposed Obama standard, there is a serious problem with the numbers,” said Gosar. “I am glad to see common sense finally prevail at the EPA with the announcement that the agency is postponing and reevaluating the job-killing Ozone Rule promulgated by President Obama and former Administrator Gina McCarthy. By delaying this out-of-touch standard, the EPA can fully consider what levels of ozone occur organically, the amount of background ozone from international sources and the impacts of exceptional events. The currently proposed 70 parts per billion standard is unattainable for numerous counties throughout the nation. Furthermore, it is not based on sound science and would absolutely decimate states, killing tens of thousands of jobs and costing our economy tens of billions of dollars annually.”

      I am pleased the EPA will delay the Obama Administration’s implementation of the October 2015 Ozone Rule,” said Congressman Biggs. “For eight years, Arizona and many other states suffered under the nefarious, regulatory eye of the Obama Administration – most significantly under the EPA. President Trump has wisely surrounded himself with leaders, like Scott Pruitt, who place a premium on listening to states and respecting their 10th Amendment rights. Under Secretary Pruitt’s direction, the era of politically-motivated and job-killing environmental policies is finally over.”

Congressman Andy Biggs: Yesterday, former FBI Director James Comey testified before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee that the FBI was not investigating President Trump during his tenure. “After Comey’s testimony, I am more convinced than ever of the Left’s and the radical media’s desperate attempts to sabotage President Donald Trump’s administration through exaggerated and irrational hysteria. Even with today’s testimony, Comey’s memos remain one-sided accounts of the conversations he had with President Trump. Taken at face value, they confirm that President Trump was committed to a full investigation into unproven allegations of ties to Russia. Also in his testimony, Comey stated that he initiated dialogue with then President-elect Trump about Russian influence into the 2016 elections, and he went on to reaffirm three times that President Trump is not personally under investigation by the FBI. I was disappointed by Comey’s arrogance as he recounted five alleged events with the President. Comey repeatedly questioned whether he should be talking to his boss, the Commander in Chief, and he brazenly inserts the admission that he ‘did not tell the President that the FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that [they] did not have an open case on President Trump.’ Comey may not have agreed with the content of the conversations taking place, but as long as those conversations were legal (which nothing in Comey’s testimony said otherwise) he is obligated to serve the President, and both are bound to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. I have seen no evidence – sourced or unsourced – indicating that President Trump has betrayed the U.S. Constitution or violated any law. According to Comey’s testimony, President Trump is only guilty of a sincere desire to have the truth exposed that he was not under investigation by the FBI. The Left and the radical media are so committed to obstructing the will of the American people by consistently promoting misleading headlines about the President. They do not speak, however, for me, my constituents, or countless Americans across the nation. We know President Trump has already gone to great lengths to keep his promises and, through those promises, he is making America great again. I will continue to do my part to ensure these truths are highlighted.”

NEWS LINKS

· Former FBI Director Comey’s Statement Proves No Investigation Of Trump And No Coercion

· Intelligence Leaders Say Trump “NEVER” Pressured Them

· John McCain’s Incoherent Questioning Of James Comey Shows Why We Need Term Limits

· McCain’s-Confusing-Questions-To Former-FBI-Director Comey-Roundly-Panned

· Montini: McCain’s-Awkward-Befuddled-Comey-Performance

· Curt-Schilling: Elizabeth-Warren-Represents-Everything-We-Hate-About-Politics

· These-13-Counties-Started-Work-Requirements-For-Food-Stamps-Heres-What-Happened

· Feds: Up To 100 Girls May Have Had Their Genitals Cut In Michigan

· Senator Flake's Office: Flake Applauds EPA Decision Giving AZ Relief from Flawed Ozone Rule

· Opioid Crisis Reaches Emergency Levels In Arizona

· Senator-McCains-Questioning Of Former FBI Director Comey

· Late Dbacks Game-(Half-Jokingly) Blamed-For McCains Confusing Questioning Of Comey

· McCain Grills Intel Official On Details Of Trump Conversation In WP; Calls Situation 'Orwellian'

· Court Sets June 28 Hearing On Diamondbacks Vs Maricopa County Lawsuit

· The Hill: The CHOICE Act Will Reverse the Overregulation Created By Dodd-Frank
Arizona @Dbacks Pay Dividends To Investors In 2016; 1st Time In Years

· Former FBI Director Comey Calls New York Times Story On Trump Collusion “Nonsense”

· Slain-Border-Patrol-Agents-Family-Asks-Trump-Unseal-Secret-Records

· Don’t Let Your Dog Out In Summer Heat And Six Other Pet Care Tips

· Dragoon Fire Causes Evacuations

· Ducey wants Arizona To Get Serious About Stopping Wrong-Way Drivers

· Former MS-13 Member Arrested By Border Patrol

· Forest Service Issues Approval Of Rosemont Mine

· AZ AG Sends Horne, Winn Case To Cochise County Attorney For Resolution

· Conservative Pundit Attacked, Fights Back And Chases Off 3 Liberal Cowards

· Muslims Angry At Billboard, But Cannot Deny The Facts

· Diane-Douglas-Fills In As Arizona-Acting-Governor

· New Ideas For New Money Problems

· Navajo Nation Council Committee Approves Lease To Extend Navajo Generating Station Operations

· Obama Era EPA Official Accused Of Colluding With Monsanto


SEEING RED AZ

· Fired-FBI-Director-James-Comey-Testifies-Live-Feed C-SPAN: Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. Options include watching live or from the beginning. Click HERE to view.

· Mitt, McCain, Other-RINOs-Openly-Conspire-With-Biden-At-Summit/

· AZ-Republic-Aint-Nuth’n-‘T-See-Here-Move-Along

· Romney Endorsements. The Ties That Bind RINOs

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Ten-Things-We-Learned-From-Former-FBI Director Come’s Testimony

· Trump-Announces-Via-Twitter-Christopher For Director Of FBI

· ICYMI: Arizona-Democrats-Hypocrisy-And AZ Republicans Leading

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Silicon Valley Billionaire Moguls Are Remaking America’s Schools

· Another Day, Another Lie! CNN Caught Staging Protests

· It Was Obama That Built That!

· DHS Whistleblower Honored With Freedom Award - An American Hero

· 'Fighting Back'

MICHELLE MALKIN

· Youtube Banned Me, But Not The Hate Imams

MARK LEVIN

· Levin: 'We're in the Middle of World War III'

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Michael-Savage-Newsletter-What-Would-The-WW-II-Generation-Do-Today

· It’s-Time-To-Ask-Questions-Everyone-Avoiding


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Former FBI Director Comey’s Statement Proves No Investigation Of Trump And No Coercion

· President Trump Makes Surprise Announcement Of New FBI Director Nomination

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

· On His Birthday VP Pence Praises NASA Astronauts And Says “You May Be The First To Travel To Mars”

· CNBC Floats “President Pence” In New Article Timed For Comey Hearing

HEARINGS

· Marco Rubio Proves Every Trump Scandal Story Wrong During Comey Hearing

SECOND AMENDMENT

· Concealed Carry Gets A Big Win In Michigan Today

DEMS/LIBERALS

· DNC Hands Out $1 Million In Bonuses Then Gets Smacked With Class Action Lawsuit

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Feds Drop Bombshell: Up To 100 Girls May Have Had Their Genitals Cut In Michigan

GLOBAL WARMING

· Californians Can’t Continue Global Warming Hoax With 8 Ft Of Snow In June

EDUCATION

· UC Berkeley Gets Slapped With Massive Lawsuit After Milo Cancelation

INTERNATIONAL

· Heroic Soccer Fan Gives London Terrorists Lip, Fights Back While Being Stabbed

· North Korea Back At It With Missile Launches Says South Korea

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