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Monday, July 24, 2017

7-24-17 Briefs

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Apache County PC Gail Montanye: The PC's in Apache County have received empty, unsealed envelopes, with 47 cent postage on them from AZ-GOP. Anyone else? (Is this a mailing to all PC's to explain why our previous Treasurer didn't tell us about the huge amount spent on a law suit we didn't authorize?) Empty envelopes, empty explanations.

Bruce M Piepho, LD14 State Committeeman: I agree and support with my 140% effort; Archie Dicksion, Activist John Backer, Marianne Ferrari’s posts and La Paz Chairman Russell Sias. I call for removal of Chairman Lines. I was an Independent registered voter when I moved to Arizona in November 2010.  By the end of January 2011, I was a registered Republican and an appointed precinct committeeman.  My focus for 7 years has been reforming the Republican Party.  I voted for John McCain in 2008 and then in 2011 discovered his true nature.  When away from the media eyes, he is nasty, foul mouthed and very angry.  At a 2011 Town Hall in Sierra Vista, Senator McCain had the audacity to tell military veterans what their feelings and motivations were and would not accept their statements as truth. I really agree with Former PC Lolly Hathhorn: especially the statement: "What is wrong with this Nation when the mention of GOD turns people apoplectic!" and would add the word apathy along with apoplectic!  There is so much apoplectic apathy in the Republican Party that the old warrior McCain was re-elected.  Then there was the revenge of the old warrior from the censorship resulting in the conservative PC purge.  A recall of the AZGOP chairman is so overdue for over 4 years.  The letter to all PCs in Arizona from Bruce Ash had to use the AZGOP mailing data base.  That is just another example of in-appropriate resource use. Now get this straight- McCain and HIS swamp alligators WANT control and power over "OUR" Republican Party.  Why? In order to re-elect swamp dweller Jeff Flake.  If you do not understand that then have some more KOOL AID. Clean HOUSE! Start by signing the recall of Lines petition.

Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Lyle Tuttle to AZ Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash: Bruce, I saw your letter in the 7-23-17-briefs. Based on what I read in your letter, if Lines could get a million dollar contribution from George Soros, all would be fine. Actually, if no strings were attached that would be fine - problem is, there are ALWAYS strings. A prime example is the appointment of Matthew Kenney.....even though Lines promised he would NOT appoint Kenney - it happened. When asked about it, Lines essentially said - paraphrasing here - The donors put pressure on me to put him in this position. Looks to me like the AZGOP is a whore for money - can you honestly deny that? Let me ask you this:

    1. Why am I refused a list of PC's for my LD - both from my Chairman and the County Party? They both claim they do not have one, yet my LD has a sign-in sheet with all PC's names contained thereon....

    2. Why am I denied a list of my LD's State Committeemen - by both the LD Chair and the County?

    3. Why doesn’t our State Secretary have either of these lists? She tells me that she has been denied this information. Chairman Lines says it is not available because Linda White has it....it is time for legal action!! (You live in her area - would you do us all a favor and go knock on her door?)

    4. Who should have the most "input" to the AZGOP? The PC's or the 'money' folks -- and please explain your answer.

   Bruce, I've know you for quite some time, and I know you have always had to walk a tightrope, but sooner or later, you will have to decide which side you are on. NOW would be that time.

LD23 PC Tom Sinyard: I got one too! (Bruce Ash letter) Thought it was a joke. That or just another request for a donation.

AzRA President Jim O’Connor: Arizona Republican Assembly aka AZRA, is a private organization unbound by state statutes or AZGOP's archaic Bylaws.  We have been very busy since electing a new Executive Committee in May, 2017. The first order of business was to update the Bylaws which were adopted at the May Membership Convention.  Day to day business will be covered under the Procedures Manual.  We've also been taking a look at our chapters, where they are located and focusing on getting all chapters to be as productive as possible prior to the upcoming election season in 2018... laying the groundwork for action in 2018. Along those lines, new chapters are forming in Navajo County, Yuma County, East Mesa, Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley and the Tucson area.  Any conservative Republican who agrees with the pledge that is part of the membership form and understands that Arizona is in need of strong Republican leadership based on the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution and the party platform is welcome to apply to join AZRA to become part of one of our chapters.  If there is not a chapter in your area, contact us to see if one is forming.  We intend to form as many chapters across Arizona as we can in order to be influential in Arizona Republican politics. There is much to do to right the ship of state in Arizona Republican politics and it will take engaged and committed activists to get the job done.  Please contact us at azrepublicanassembly1@zoho.com to join a chapter or to get more information.  Constitutional precinct committeemen and all committed conservative Republicans are welcome!

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman: Just read Bruce Ash’s letter dated 19 July where he compliments Chairman Lines for raising a half million dollars. Am I the only one who is concerned about this? According to our bylaws, a finance chairman is supposed to be doing this job. From our bylaws:

   “2. Finance Chairman The finance chairman shall raise funds for the party....”

   “1. Chairman The state chairman shall be the recognized leader of the state party and, in cooperation with the county chairmen, shall coordinate statewide party activities. The chairman shall preside unless he/she shall designate someone to preside in his/her stead. The chairman shall appoint all committees officially and shall have 'such usual powers of supervision and management as may be required for the effective functioning of the state party headquarters and staff or as shall be assigned to him/her by the state committee. The chairman, or his/her designee, shall be responsible for the preparing the annual proposed budget of the state committee.”

Notice that the chairman is not designated ANY responsibility for raising money! Now the questions:

   · Where did this half million dollars come from? Was it in $10, $20, $50, or even $100 contributions, or was it in $1000, $50,000 or even $100,000 increments

   · If it was in these larger amounts, should we be concerned? What do these “contributors” want for their “contribution” and should we be concerned? Control of our party, perhaps?

   · Who is our finance chairman anyway? Do any of us know, I certainly don’t. Perhaps Mr. Ash is wrong, and our finance chairman raised this money? Sound right to you?

I am on the bylaws committee, and not even allowed to have contact information with other committee members! So what do I know? Questions, questions, questions! Transparency, transparency, transparency!

LD30 First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz responds to Kevin Dang’s 7-21-17 Briefs commentary: I absolutely refute the claims of Kevin Dang. Kevin Dang’s article chastised me for chastising AZGOP Exec Dir Matthew Kenney when Kenney falsely chastised AZGOP Secretary Gabby Mercer. 7-11-17 Briefs There are Very Important Lessons here!

     1. Gabby was falsely accused, and thwarted from doing her job. Mercer open letter Kenney should be called out for it!  No apology from me necessary, as I did the right thing .

     2. My article correctly stated that Matthew Kenney was on the payroll of the SuperPAC involved in the purge of the Republican party of Conservatives and Kenney also was a law partner at Kory Langhofer's firm. Is Kevin okay with that? Sensible Republicans are not!

     3. Kevin attempts to paint me as a racist. (FAKE news) I abhor racism! My article never condemns Vietnamese or anyone else from registering Republican. We wish they all did! But becoming a P.C. is DIFFERENT!  PC's are leaders! They work for candidates, recruit others, and finally - they decide by voting, the policies of the party and the leadership of the party. Speaking the English language is absolutely imperative to accomplish that! We must have LEADERS who are informed on the issues before votes are cast.

    4. Kevin's letter plays the victim, but in fact, Kevin is a contributor in the purge! McCain's henchmen, while BRAGGING how they've taken over our party, lists Kenney and Kevin Dang as important elements in their success.

   My 7-11-17 Briefs article linked two critical articles in which Kevin is implicated. It is important to carefully read Politico’s : John-McCain-Arizona-Tea-Partyand Daniel Greenfield’s Front Page Magazine article McCain-Using-Obama-San-Francisco-Donor Purge (writer incorrectly says chairman of LD11 was target, in fact, it was LD30). Kevin Dang implicated in both articles. While Dang falsely accuses me of racism and unethical behavior, it is he who needs to stare into the mirror! Editor’s Note: Kenney responded 7-7-17 Briefs to Mercer’s 7-6-17-briefs or Open Letter To AZGOP Schwartz and Kenney have a long-running differences, according to Schwartz.

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 PC and State Committeeman -  The Case for Removal – Part 2: What AZGOP Doesn’t Want you to Know About the By-Laws-- I know that nothing is as it seems, in the world we now occupy. Nonetheless, I was shocked, when I read the AZGOP By-laws, last March, and discovered that they are a brief, easy read that’s written in plain English. It shocked me even more to perceive that nothing about the way our state party works, these days, bears any resemblance to the essence or the spirit of what our By-laws quite cogently set forth. In my view, it’s the exact opposite of how it was designed! Where power was given, power is now taken away. Where once there was purpose, now there is no purpose, unless you define purpose by the kinds of results we’ve been harvesting, since I’ve been involved, all of which point to destruction and decline. I went to the By-laws because of Jim Ehl’s posts about the strange $250,000 debt incurred by Robert Graham, and the even stranger ignorance of our current chairman, on the subject, despite the fact he was Treasurer when it was incurred. I decided I really wanted to know exactly what kind of proof of wrongdoing was required, to remove an elected official, I was that aroused. As I began reading, I worried that the bar for proof was going to be too high. The answer to that was the third shock! I found out that nothing stands in the way of the State Committeemen, when they want to remove ANY elective official. They do it with just a simple vote. Period. Who knew? There are FOUR very beautiful and weighty implications to that one clause, implications that define the real power structure of the party—one you will NOT recognize, but may well love at first sight. First, here’s the rule: “Any elective officer of the state committee may be removed at any time by a vote to that effect by the membership of the state committee…” Editor’s Note: See Ferrari’s complete statement at The-Case-For-Removal - Part 2

Cancelled: Author Roger Stone, who wrote The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution is NOT appearing in Phoenix for US Sen Kelli Ward on July 27 – as previously announced. Stone’s appearance was cancelled due to his schedule. However, he will be making two appearances in Tucson on July 26.

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Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) could soon face primary challenges from allies of President Trump. Flake and Heller — considered two of the most vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection in 2018 — were critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign and have shown a willingness to buck him during his first six months in office. full story here

Archie Dicksion, the anti-proxy petition spokesman, says the petition is posted at http://bit.ly/2rZG2w8 Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. The petition requests that Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier.” Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 24

LD1 will met at 7 pm., July 24 at Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Contact: Chairwoman Cathy Schwanke - SchwankeLD1@gmail.com www.ld1azgopmc.com

A “Meet And Greet” for Prescott City Council candidate Phil Goode is scheduled between 5-7pm., Mon., July 24 at the home of Suzette and Charles Conrardy, 3067 Pedregal Drive in Prescott. Contact Nettie at 277-4010.

July 25

The Capitol Times Morning Scoop breakfast discussion on Medicaid and health care is set for 7:30 am., Tues., July 25 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave #120 in Phoenix featuring panelists Sen Nancy Barto, Rep Heather Carter, Bob Meyer, CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Debbie Johnston, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assoc. Free admission. Breakfast provided. Limited seating. Pre-registration required. RSVP at morningscoophealthcare.eventbrite.com Contact Steven Rosenquest at srosenquist@azcapitoltimes.com

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., July 25 inside the Fireside Grill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) This is a social event. Everyone is welcome.  The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer.  Contact: Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or see FountainHillsRepublicanClub.org

Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of The Constitutional Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA), will address the CSPOA at 7 pm., Tues., July 25 at the

Desert Heritage Real Estate, 8476 W Thunderbird Rd. Suite 101, Peoria 85381. Mack will review Sections 3 and 4 of the 14th Amendment. The meeting is open to all legislators, law enforcement, precinct committeemen, and citizens. Contact: CSPOA spokesman LD21 PC Randy Mller

JULY 26

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hold a free viewing of The Hating Breitbart documentary at 6:45 pm., Wed., July 26 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17. Hating Breitbart is a 2012 political documentary about conservative media critic and alternative media icon Andrew Breitbart. The documentary was released on October 19, 2012, just seven months after Breitbart mysteriously died of a 'heart attack' at a very young age. Stephen K. Bannon who ran Breitbart News Network after Breitbart’s death was named to a high level post in the Trump Administration. Contact Facilitators Francine and David Romesburg. grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

The Pima County Republicans will present “The Making of the President” author Roger Stone – a well-know voice in politicals for over 40 years - at 9:30 am, Wed., July 26 at the Quail CreekCountry Club, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd in Green Valley and at 2 pm, at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle in Tucson. $25 admission ($35 at the door). Admission plus book $35 ($50 at t he door). VIP package $75 (photo op, book & admission) prepaid. Tickets at www.PIMAGOP.org

“The History Of The U.S. Supreme Court” will be facilitated by the Hon. Adam Watters -Justice of the Peace District 1 at 6 pm., Wed., July 26 at Naninin Library, 300 N Shannon Road in Tucson, according to the Pima County Tea Party Patriots team. pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

District 1 Justice Of The Peace Adam Watters will facilitate a session on The History of the US Supreme Court at 6 pm., Wed., July 26 in the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road in Tucson. Contact: Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

JULY 27

CANCELLED DUE TO STONE’S SCHEDULE: US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who is challenging incumbent Jeff Flake, will host a dinner and book signing with author and political operative Roger Stone the evening of July 27 in Scottsdale at a yet to be disclosed location (for security purposes). Stone’s The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution was released in January.

CANCELLED: The Ahwatukee Tea Party has cancelled its Thurs., July 27 meeting for summer break. They will resume Aug 24. Anyone interested in a leadership role with the Ahwatukee Tea Party should send contact information to info@tukeeteaparty.com For information http://www.teapartypatriots.org

Pima GOP Headquarters will hold a “Meet Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez” dinner at 5:30 pm., Thurs., July 27, at Pima GOP HQ, 1740 E Fort Lowell #140 in Tucson. Dinner cost $12. For reservations See www.pimagop.org or call (520)321-1492.

July 29

OathKeepers is sponsoring a Rally for America between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., July 29 at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. to show pride in the USA and support for President Donald Trump. more information.

CANDIDATES

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

· Ward-Fires-Back-At-Manchin-Self-Righteous-Phonies-Are-What-S-Wrong-With-Politics-Today

· Kelli-Ward-Defends-Comments-On-Mccain

· Polling-Shows-Ward-Surging-Against-Flake

NEWS LINKS

· Effort-Underway-To-Rescue-Hikers-Trapped-By-Flash-Flood-At-Tanque-Verde-Falls-Near-Tucson

· Republican-Health-Care-Bill-Looming-Disgrace

· Poll: Should-John-McCain-Retire-And-Focus-On-His-Family-Health-Instead-Of-Politics

· Outpouring-Of-Support-For-McCain-Comes-From-Far-And-Weird

· Snowflakes-Attack-Dr-Kelli-Ward

· Jeff-Flake-Says-McCain-Is-Optimistic

· Unphased-By Brain-Cancer-McCain-Fires-Off-Shot-Trump-Presidency’s-Decision

· Who Can Afford Mccain’s Surgery?

· McCain’s Foundation Funded By Saudis, Rothschilds & Soros

· Forest-Service-Closes-Recreation-Sites-Along-The-East-Verde-River

· Officials-Remind-Public-Of-Flash-Flood-Hazards

· What-Teens-Want-From-Their-Schools

· Sun-City-Fire-District-Ramps-Transition

· NAACP-Leader-Files-Protection-Order-Against-Another-Executive-Officer

· Senator-Corker-Financial-Disclosure

· Parliamentarian-Deals-Setback-To-GOP-Healthcare-Bill

· Interview-With Dr-Kelli-Ward-On Her Comments-About Replacing-John-McCain

· Justice-Department-Fires-Back-Report-Citing-Anonymous-Sources

· Woman-Born-Nazi-Germany-Says-Trump-Doesnt-Remind-Hitler-Rioting-Leftists-Trying-Shut-Free-Speech

· Mexico Murders Up With Deadliest Month In At Least 20 Years 2,234 Murders In June

· Lindsey-Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty And Outsourcing

· Bill-Nye: Older-People-Need-Die-So Climate-Science-Can-Move-Forward

· ADOT-May-Replace-Roundabouts-Diverging-Diamond-Design-Interchange

· Freedom-Caucus-Chair-Mark-Meadows-On-Repealing-Obamacare-The-Time-For-Talk-Is-Over-We-Must-Provide-Real-Action-Real-Results

· City Says Steps Will Cost At Least $65,000; Man Builds Them For $550

· Mark-Steyn: Special-Counsels-Trump-Investigation-Is-Banana-Republic-Stuff

· Scaramucci: If White-House-Comms-Staff-Keeps-Leaking-I’m-Going-Fire-Everybody

· ISIS-Broken-But-Leader-Slipped-Away-Due-To-Leak-Says-Key-General

· West Antarctica Ice-Sheet Calving Due To Geology

· US-Set-To-Ban-Tourist-Travel-To-N-Korea-Embassy-Urges-Americans-To-Exit-Immediately

· President Trump Is Forcing Lazy Americans To Go To Work After Seeing The Insane Number Of People On Food Stamps!

· Teaching Without Training Widespread

· Cardinal-Burke: The-Church-Really-Should-Be-Afraid-Of-Islam

· Somali-Cop-Finally-Emerges-Hiding-Hole-Sick-Message-For Americans

· Poll: Was Trump Right To Hire Anthony Scaramucci As White House Communications Director?

· Federal Court Halts Mandate To Promote Abortion

· How Turbovote Is Meeting Student Voters Where They Are

· A Better Deal: Sunday’s Comic

· Survey: More Women Are Paying Attention To Politics Post-Trump

· Video-Emerges-Hillary-Clinton-Admitting-Foreign-Leaders-Contacted-Campaign; Discussed-Stop-Donald-Trump

· Horrific Human Trafficking Case: 8 People Found Dead, 38 Locked Inside Tractor-Trailer Outside Walmart…No A/C…101 Degrees [Video]

· Gingrich, Small Biz To Launch Major Tax Cut Campaign

· Arizona’s Power Players: Sunday’s Comic

· Spicer’s Departure Is Quickest Resignation For Press Secretary Since 1974

· Opinion: The Freewheeling John McCain — An Appreciation

· FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz It Aide’s Home

· Democratic Party Laundry Duty: Sunday’s Comic

· Ass… Um.. Ash Endorses: Sunday’s Comic

· Native Gila Trout Rescued Following Frye Fire

· How 2 Iowa Reporters In 1973 Accidentally Stated The World's Largest Bike Tour

SEEING RED AZ

· Ann Kirkpatrick: Political Opportunist Carpetbags To CD 2 She’s ba-a-ack, newly reincarnated

· Dr. Kelli Ward Criticized For Prayers, Expressing Concerns Valid Concerns Should Be Addressed

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Ok-For-Obama-With-Susan-Rice-To-Meet With Putin Privately... Picture With A Thousand Words

· How-Government-Waste-Your-Tax $ Pig Book Summary

· Did-You-Know-About-AZ-Senator-John McCain And George Soros

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· AZGOP In Wonderland

· Trump Fires Signal Flare: Winter Is Coming – “The Big Ugly”…

· An Army Of 32,000 Progressive Obstructionists

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· The-Backbone-Of-Society

MYCHAL MASSIE

· Muslims: The Real-Life-Children-Of The Corn

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Scaramucci Promises ‘Drastic Action' To Stop White House Leaks

· Trump Lawyer: Pardons Are Not Being Discussed

· Scaramucci Wants ‘Positive Mojo’ With Media

· President Trump Just Made A Touching Farewell To Sean Spicer – Now THIS Is True Class!

· Scaramucci: We Need To 'Deliver The Messaging A Little Bit Differently'

· Scaramucci: Russia 'Situation' Is 'Overblown'

· Ex-Trump Aide: Panel Probing Russia Sounding ‘More And More Like Mccarthy’

· Trump Makes Right Call On Syria, Media Bashes Him For Giving In To Putin

· Trump Lashes Out At Republicans, Saying They Won’t ‘Protect’ Him

BARACK OBAMA

· Obama Is Furious After Congress Just Tore Apart Another of His ‘Legacies’

CONGRESS

· GOP Senator: It Is In Trump's 'Best Interest' To Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

· Paul Still Supports Repealing, Replacing Obamacare At The Same Time

MILITARY/VETERANS

· 14-Gripping-Images-Reveal-What-It-Was-Like-For-A-Navy-Seal-To-Be-On-The-Frontlines-Fighting-ISIS

· 84-Yr Old Twins, Vietnam War Vets, And Nazi Occupation Survivors Find Themselves Living On Streets After Losing Home To Foreclosure…Then A Miracle Happens

· Watch: 94-Yr Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Donald Stratton Fights Back Tears As He Thanks President Trump For Bringing USA Together Again

· Veteran Told By Atlanta Braves Official He Had To Take Down His American Flag During Tailgating – It’s ‘Against Their Rules!’

DOJ, CIA, FBI, ICE

· Fbi Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz It Aide’s Home

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Video-Emerges-Hillary-Clinton-Admitting-Foreign-Leaders-Contacted-Campaign; Discussed-Stop-Donald-Trump

· Busted! Hillary Clinton's Illegal Campaign Tactics Revealed (Jail Her!)

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Schumer: Dems Didn't 'Tell People What We Stood For' In 2016

VOTER FRAUD

· Eleven-States-Have-Counties-With-More-Registered-Voters-Than-Voting-Age-Citizens

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Muslim Leader Defends Child Marriage: “Should Be Spreading The Culture Of Early Marriage.” [Video]

PROBES/HEARINGS

· Dershowitz: Unlikely-Mueller-Will-Want-To-Come-Away-With-Nothing-General-Search-Of-Trumps-Finances-Not-Right

REFUGEES

· Illinois-Muslim-Refugee-Wanted-Bury-Unbelievers-Alive-Kill-Infidels-Invokes-Unusual-Defense

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· HNC-Apartment-Fire-Suspect-Was-In-Country-Illegally-Report-Says

INTERNATIONAL

· Hungarys-Leader-Credits-Border-Wall-And-Trump-Condemns-Soros-Mafia-And-Media-They-Operate

· Caliphate-Capital-Mosul-Freed-From-Isis-Terror, Has-Anybody-Noticed?

· Attack-At-Israeli-Embassy-In-Jordan-Kills-At-Least-1-Person

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