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Thursday, August 31, 2017

8-31-17 Briefs

Republican Brief

Attention PCs: Submit your ideas for AZGOP Bylaws revisions by using this form.

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

Pinal County Chairman Michael Burke: In regard to my recent letter opposing the Recall of Chairman Lines. For those who questioned who I am, I thought I made that clear in my letter. 8-30-17-Briefs As for the emails, I will tell you that emails were collected over time from a number of open sources. Some are forwarded to third parties from recipients. I did not request emails of State Committeemen from anyone, nor did anyone supply them to me.

Chips N Salsa Talk Show Host Alice Lara: Thank you Wonder Woman of the Republican Digital world.  I know our exposure and viewers/listeners have increased by our regular promotion in your Maricopa Briefs. MUCHAS GRACIAS!

LD24 PC Tristan Manos: "We've seen the headline over and over again: 'Call for the Removal of AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines.' Although that headline may reflect the language in the AZGOP Bylaws—both proponents and opponents mostly referring to it by this name—there's more to it than meets the eye. We've seen all kinds of buzz and political posturing going around on both 'sides,' those for and against 'removal.' How about we all keep everything in perspective and see it for what it is: a 'Vote of Confidence,' up or down. Be it one time or the other, one matter or the other, we've seen AZGOP Statutory Elected Officers (Secretary and Treasurer), County Chairmen, State Committeemen, and PCs alike—imagine this, if you will—being so bold as to go in good faith and take it for granted the AZGOP will rightly understand, observe, and go by its own Bylaws. Let's all remember how hard we worked at winning the 2016 United States Presidential Election to 'Make America Great Again.' After all that, we're now faced with trying to get the AZGOP 'Make Shall Mean Shall Again' in its own Bylaws? Guess how many times the word 'shall' is mentioned in the AZGOP Bylaws. Just counted. 117. Guess how many times the word 'may' is mentioned. Just counted. 32. As per these same Bylaws, the body of State Committeemen reserves the 'right' or 'privilege' to call an official meeting and vote to see if this Chairman (or any Chairman for that matter) stays or goes. Before anyone goes too far in targeting others before and after, let's all keep in mind how we're all PCs, we all make up the AZGOP, and we're all responsible to the AZGOP Bylaws. If you'd like to promote your particular vision for the AZGOP and recruit like-minded people, then so be it. However that plays out in LD, County, and AZGOP elections, it must be a given that—whoever gets elected, takes an oath, and is therefore charged to run the AZGOP—he or she will (and, where the Bylaws say 'shall,' must) run the AZGOP as per the Bylaws, for the good of empowering its membership to the greatest extent possible." Contact: tristanmanos2@gmail.com

Richard Brinkley, chairman of the American Issues Policy Group, an affiliate of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club, has announced that “Periodically the Policy Group publishes papers of public interest.  Recent examples are Polarization in the American Political System and Its Potential Solutions; NATO – Dissolve, Maintain or Remake; Higher Education Issues and Solutions; The Status of American Education Today; and The European Union and Muslim Refugees. We would like to share these papers with other Republican clubs in Arizona.  If you or your club has an interest in receiving copies of these papers, please contact Brinkley at rdbrinkley81@gmail.com with your club name and an e-mail. Editor’s Note: Brinkley is VC of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club.

LD22 Chairman Rae Chornenkey to LD22 PCs: As you know, the Arizona Republican Party Bylaws are currently being reviewed by a committee appointed by the State Party Chairman.  You are invited to submit proposed bylaw amendments for consideration by the Bylaws Committee by using this google form.  Simply click on the form link, complete the spaces on the form, and click “submit.”  All are welcome to participate in submitting proposed amendments for consideration. A copy of the AZGOP Bylaws can be located by placing your cursor on  Download document and hitting Ctrl while clicking.  Or you can go to the Arizona Republican Party website and scroll down the Home page under “Our Documents” to find the State Bylaws. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Republican LD 22 District Chairman Rae Chornenky at rlc@chornenkylaw.com.

A Different Conservative Activist, Rob Haney, retired chairman of the Phoenix-based Maricopa County Republican Proycearty, told The Wanderer it was too soon to know whether the mid-August departure of Trump’s chief strategist, conservative Steve Bannon, would see liberals gaining more control within the White House. “But whatever the Trump White House may do to mollify the RINOs in Congress, I do not believe it will result with the passage of any major Trump legislative items,” Haney said. “There are just too many hard-core ‘Never Trump’ RINOs who will take turns aligning with Democrats to defeat the legislation. The RINOs are not so much afraid of losing House and Senate seats to the Democrats in the mid-terms as they are of having Trump succeed. Therefore, they are willing to take the backlash from the Republican base, just so it results in a Trump and conservative defeat,” he said. “If the result is Democrat control of the House and Senate, so be it. The establishment forces still win, and the loss would signal that the conservatives cannot get their agenda through even with a strong conservative president. The RINOs and Demo…” When Trump Doesn’t Win… At Least President Keeps Political Audience In Suspense

House Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope and Sen Frank Pratt have been named 2017 Legislative Champions by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. The Legislative Champions award is given to legislators to honor their outstanding public service and dedication to local governance.

Tom Morrissey's Radio Riders Show will be on the air tomorrow at 3 pm on KRIM 96.3 FM  and streaming on krimfm.com if the net holds up.  He'll be saluting the BeeGees and also the great guitar hits by Duane Eddy, the Ventures, The Shadows, Hendrix, Clapton, Allman and Joe Walsh.

If Reports Coming In From The Dems Are Accurate, it appears Congresswoman Martha McSally has a battle on her hands to maintain her congressional seat from her Dem challenger. - ft

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) meeting is at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 5 at Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W. Greenway Rd, Peoria, 85381. (Behind the Greenway Medical and Professional Center, off 75th Ave.) They will be discussing rogue cities working to undermine the constitution and violate their oaths of office, example, the Phoenix City Council and Mayor working behind the scenes with the ACLU to possibly create a "Sanctuary City" harboring those in our country illegally. 

Mark Spencer, from Judicial Watch, will give an update on current issues and CSPOA’s Rick Dalton will also speak. Contact Chr .Randy Miller, LD 21 PC, (623) 866-3544.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet with former AZ state Senator /Rep Jonathan Paton for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., Sept 11 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 – Social. 6 pm meeting; 6:20 pm dinner; 7 pm program. Paton will address the campaign to spoit the 9th Circuit Court and put AZ in a new 12th Circuit Court of Appeals. He will also address changes since 9-11 attacks in remembrance of 9/11/2001. Reservations: Bring cash or send check made out to “LRW” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Call her at 480-368-2777 or email her at patiamiam@gmail.com

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowmen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170

Central Republican Women of Phoenix welcomes AZ Treasurer Jeff DeWit as the speaker for their returning Fall meeting to be held on Saturday morning Sept 9. Registration is 9:30 AM; meeting starts 10AM at the University Club - 39 E. Monte Vista Road, Phoenix.  $30 for Breakfast/brunch - RSVP by this Sunday 9/3 with Jan Webb at reservations@crwop.org and please give her your selection of french toast with bacon & eggs or turkey Salad - beverage included. 

The Arizona Corporation Commission will host the first in a series of workshops 10 a.m. Aug 31 at the Corporation Commission, 1200 W. Washington St. in Phoenix, Hearing Room 1, to explore the creation of a Commission Code of Ethics. As Chair of the Commission’s Ethics Committee, Commissioner Boyd W. Dunn will lead the workshop. The Commissioner discusses this workshop and the process for creating a code in a new podcast here http://www.azcc.gov/podcast. “This board makes decisions which impact every Arizona resident including setting utility rates, ensuring reliable utility services, protecting investors, and protecting the stability of pipelines and railroads,” said Dunn. “We need to make every effort to draft a code that is lawful, practical, consistent, measured, and above all, ethical in directives.” The workshop will include presentations by Commission staff regarding current ethical obligations under Arizona law, and an overview of policies adopted by other Arizona government agencies. The public is encouraged to attend. A docket was opened in March to facilitate the ongoing dialog at http://www.azcc.gov and go to eDocket. The docket number is AU-00000E-17-0079.The workshop will be live streamed on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website: http://www.azcc.gov/livebroadcast.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in response to President Trump’s speech on tax reform: "Today, President Trump explained why it’s critical we deliver on our promise to simplify the U.S. tax code, cut taxes for the middle class, and grow the American economy. President Trump’s vision ensures all Americans will keep more of their hard-earned money and will mean lower tax rates for our nation’s small businesses, which will encourage growth and create more job creation here at home. The president’s plan to fix our broken tax system will close special interest loopholes in the tax code that only benefit the ultra-wealthy. Congress must now stand with American taxpayers and work with the president on this bipartisan issue.”

White House/RNC List Of Recommended Places To Donate Funds to help the Hurricane Harvey victims:

· The Salvation Army – www.helpsalvationarmy.org; or 800-SAL-ARMY

· The United Way - www.uwtexas.org/hurricane-harvey; or text UWFLOOD to 41444

· The SPCA of Texas - https://www.spca.org/

· The SPCA of Louisiana - https://www.la-spca.org/

· The Houston Humane Society - http://www.houstonhumane.org/

· The Louisiana Humane Society - http://news.humanela.org/

· American Red Cross – www.redcross.org; 800-RED-CROSS; or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The 4 pm., Sat., Sept 2 Chips N Salsa Show  welcomes East Texas Comic Steve Trevino who will be performing at the Tempe Improv this weekend.  Catholic writer/reporter Dexter Duggan of The Wanderer will also be in the molcajete offering his conservative point of view. Co-hosting with LD 27 State Committeeman Alice Lara and LD 19 Chairman George Ortiz with special host Catholic Evangelist/Republican Jesse Romero. Get your headlines /commentary/entertainment from a Latino Republican perspective. Listen online www.CentralCityRadio.com King FM or watch Facebook Live. CNSS has brought back their YOU TUBE broadcasts.  Here’s last week’s show with Dr. Kelli Ward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxc0OMm_eaQ. Contact Lara at alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

AUGUST 31

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 31 with Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. PC training will start at 6 pm., prior to the regular meeting. Contact Chr Bert Moll at az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

A Veterans Benefits Fair is scheduled between 11 am – 3 pm., Thurs., Aug 31 at the East Valley Institute of Technology, Bldg 2 Banquet Rm, 1601 W Main St., in Mesa. The fair is sponsored by the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Representatives from the VA will be there to help veterans file new claims and follow up on existing claims. RSVP: 480- 699-8239.

SEPT 1

Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that Senator Jeff Flake has been added to their Reagan Day Dinner speakers list which also includes Congressman Paul Gosar and Mike Broomhead, conservative talk radio show host for KFYI 550 AM Radio in Phoenix. The dinner will be held on Fri, Sept 1t at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 PM. Dinner at 6 PM. Tickets are available at www.gilagop.com or call 928-478-8186 for tickets or information.

SEPT 2

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

SEPT 3

The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth at the Yuma Territorial Gun Show in the AYuma Cnvention Center on Sun, Sept 3.

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will have a campaign booth at the Sept 3 Yuma Territorial Gun Show. Petitions will be available to sign.

SEPT 5

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office will hold proposed reprecincting meetings at 6 pm., Sept 5 in the Paradise Valley Community College, RmQ120A, 18401 N 32nd St in Phoenix and at 6 pm., Sept 13 in Scottsdale (1 mile off of 101 on Indian School then Turn right on Granite Reef.)

SEPT 6

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will tour the Arizona State Capitol Museum at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6. Reservations deadline if Aug 31. RSVP to: Allison Mary at allisonamary@gmail.com

Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Region VIII is hosting an Arizona State Capitol Museum Tour, at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6 at 1700 W Washington in phoenix. Free parking available in Wesley Bolin Plaza (east of the museum). Participation limited. Admission is free. $2 donation per person suggested. Reservations: Allison Mary allisonamary@gmail.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

CONGRESSMAN DAVID SCHWEIKERT:

Every generation has a choice, and unfortunately, the complexity of today's problems are only multiplied by bad decisions of the past--kicking the can down the road and allowing our budget to spiral out of control with bad Washington policies hurting the economy even more. I ran for Congress because I couldn't sit on the sidelines watching bad leaders keep making bad decisions. I fought to be at the table on tax reform because Arizona needs leadership that is willing to take on the special interests and stand up for economic growth. The month of August is usually called "recess" by the media. Let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. While the media has been doing everything they can to pull the country apart by selling a narrative of chaos and division--I have been working to bring stakeholders together so that the House of Representatives can have a tax reform package ready for the American people this fall. Ronald Reagan was the last President to inspire the kind of change that transformed a generation. Today, we seek a bold tax reform plan, common sense, and economic growth that will have the same lasting impact on our economy. Please remember, there is more that unites us than divides us as Americans. I know we can do it, but we are only going to get there with your help! With gratitude

· Congressman-Schweikert-Staying-Busy-During-Summer-Hiatus

CITY COUNCILMAN SPEAKs OUT

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

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio successfully fought off an attempt today by radical anti-police protestors to engage in a witch hunt against the brave men and women of the Phoenix Police Department. “Our officers performed brilliantly that day, under incredibly difficult circumstances,” said DiCiccio. “The way our police department handled those protests should be a model for every city in the country. Unfortunately, after the event, a handful of radical anti-police protestors and ultra-liberal organizations – the same people bent on creating chaos from coast to coast – have been trying to impugn our officers and second guess their decision making. These people demanding an outside review, they don’t want police departments across the country to follow the lead of the Phoenix Police Department and control these events,” DiCiccio. “As they have made clear time and again, they want to engage in violence, rioting and destruction. That’s what they want. Our police department denied that to them, so now they wanted to bring in this outside group to ensure that Phoenix has to follow the lead of all these other cities whose officers have been forced to stand idly by while people are hurt, even killed, and businesses smashed. Today, I and the majority of the Council stood up and said ‘not in our town’ and the proposal was withdrawn. Phoenix stood up for the brave men and women in uniform who protect our community, because they stand up and put their lives on the line every day for us, and do it well.”

NEWS LINKS

· McCain-Will-Return-To-Senate-Next-Week

· When Trump Doesn’t Win… At Least President Keeps Political Audience In Suspense

· Saddlebrooke-Republican-Club-Questions-Mueller-Probe

· No State Highway Constsruction Closures During Labor Day Weekend Speed Limits Lowered On I-17 During Peak Holiday Travel Times

· FAA Ordered To Toss Out Sky Harbor Flight Paths That Raised Noise Levels

· Arpaio Pardon Could Be Factor In 2018 GOP Primary

· Tucker Carlson Mortifies BLM Activist

· Court Rejects Bid To Declare Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle Endangered

· Agents-Arrest-Illegal-Alien-Convicted-For-Statutory-Rape

· Ranchers-Find-Unlikely-Partner-In-Defenders-Of-Wildlife-Group/

· Man Found In Trunk Of Car At Immigration Checkpoint

· Phoenix Chinese Community Shocked By Sale Of Cultural Center Property

· Focus-On-Former-Sheriff-Arpaio-Misses-The-Point; Eight-Years-Of-Open-Borders/

· These-People-Are-Nuts-And-They-Want-Violence/

· Diciccio Defeats Patterson In Phoenix City Council Race Early Results

· Trump-Painting-Forgotten-Man Difference Between Trump & Obama

· AZGFD-Submits-Comments-On-Federal-Draft-Mexican-Wolf-Recovery-Plan/

· Poll: Jeff-Flake-In-Double-Jeopardy

· Ranchers-Find-Unlikely-Partner-In-Defenders-Of-Wildlife-Group

· Durham Wins Ward 3, Cease Wins Ward 6 Tucson City Council Primary Races

· Monuments-Honoring-Racists-Democrats-Should Enrage Leftist Mobs

· Prescott Elections Results In, Prop 442, Prop 443 Pass

· IRS Issues Urgent Warning Of Irs, Fbi-Themed Ransomware Scam

· Malia-Obama-Insults Grandma Requesting-Photo/

· Arizona Agencies Send Help To Hurricane Harvey Victims

· Former Kingman Employee Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Over $1,000,000


SEEING RED AZ

· Fake News leaps front and center in AZ Republic report Newspaper’s liberal, anti-Pres. Trump, Joe Arpaio agenda at work

· AZ 2018 Senate Race: Ward Crushes Flake 47-21 In New Poll

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Freedomworks-Member-Of-Month-For-August

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Ten Planks Of The Communist Manifesto

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Says 'Talking Is Not The Answer' With North Korea

· ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Trump For Military Trans Ban

· Frustrated Democrat Says We Can’t Impeach Trump For Doing What He Promised

· President Trump Earns Rave Reviews From Texans, Media Remains Unimpressed

· Trump's Economy! 237K Jobs Added In August

· People Who Approve Of Trump Do So *Because* Of His Behavior In Office, Not Despite It

HURRICANE HARVEY

· Houston Police Chief Comes Down Hard On-Looters

· FEMA: Harvey Relief Still In 'Life-Saving' Mode

· Anheuser-Busch-Shuts-Down-Beer-Production-Sends-The-Water-To-Hurricane-Harvey-Victims/

· Massive-Cajun-Navy-Forces-Arriving-In-Houston-Already-Saving-Lives/

· Harvey Could Trigger Explosion At Giant Chemical Plant In Texas

· Natural Disasters Typically Bring People Together, Whereas 'Antifa' Demonstrations ...

· 13,000 Rescued In Houston And Surrounding Area

· Natural Disasters Bring People Together, Whereas 'Antifa' Demonstrations ...

· Floodwaters Drop Across Much Of Houston; Death Toll At 20

· Social Media Plays Role As The Harvey Missing Are Sought

· Flood Insurance Policies Plunge In Houston In Past 5 Years

· Video: Shelter Overrun By Harvey Floodwaters

· Harvey Floods Shelter For Evacuees In Texas

· Western Louisiana In Crosshairs As Harvey Moves Back To Land

· Opinion | Harvey’s Burdens Will Fall Hardest On The Poor

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP

· While The Msm Squeal About Melania Shoes; Thousands Line Up In Corpus Christie To Greet The Trumps [Video]

BARACK OBAMA

· Obama FCC Gave Special Treatment To Liberal Groups!

CONGRESS

· Is Ryan’s Run Over? GOP Candidates Not Committing to Him

· An Atheist Organization is Attacking Senator Marco Rubio for Quoting Scripture

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Confederate Names At Naval Academy Could Be In Jeopardy

DOJ, CIA, FBI, ICE

· You Won’t Believe Why The Fbi Refuses To Release Hillary Clinton Files To The Public [Video]

MEDIA

· The Media is Burying the Truth

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· You Won’t Believe Why The Fbi Refuses To Release Hillary Clinton Files To The Public [Video]

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Leftist News Outlet Smears The Star Spangled Banner As Racist

PROTESTORS/THUGS/RIOTS

· Chasing Down 'Nazis' With Batons And Birkenstocks

· Natural Disasters Typically Bring People Together, Whereas 'Antifa' Demonstrations ...

· Berkeley Mayor: 'Label Antifa As A Gang'

MEDIA

· Fox News Hires Pro-Abortion “Conservative” Tomi Lahren, Who Was Fired From The Blaze | Lifenews.Com

COURTS

· Judge Tosses Sarah Palin’s Lawsuit Against NYT

EDUCATION

· PP Blocked From Locating In High School - For Now

ECONOMY

· Survey: US Companies Added A Strong 237,000 Jobs In August

INTERNATIONAL

· Alert! South Korea Defends Themselves! Responds To Kim Jong-Un And Drops Bombs!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8-30-17 Briefs

Republican Brief

A Service To Celebrate The Life Of Wil Cardon will take place at 11 am., on Fri, Sept 1 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel at 4225 North 56th Street in Phoenix, according to a family spokesman.

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

Activist Lolly Hathhorn: “I felt it was necessary to write about getting an e-mail from Michael Burke (who is he?) about the recall.  I have no idea of where he got my address for such.  I do know that I had suggested at one time that ALL County Chairmen send a list of all the PCs to Gabby Mercer so that she could contact them if needed.  Don’t know if that happened, but sure does seem ‘funny’ that Mr. Burke just happened to have all the addresses!  I live in Gila County so does that tell everyone something”?  Just saying.  Also, as to Sheriff Joe, why is this person defending the ‘poor’ latinos?  If they were not here illegally, maybe none of this would have happened!  I stand with America and what it stands for – does not say anywhere that you must allow ILLEGALS into your country!  I would like to know how many liberals have illegals living in their homes.  Do they lock their houses when they go out?  Do they have signs on their lawns inviting illegals to come stay with them?  I am for taking care of AMERICANS first!  People need to “GET A GRIP” on the issues. (Editor’s Note: Burke is a Pinal County Repubica Chairman. See his letter below.)

Michael Burke, Pinal County Republican Chairman to State Committeeman: Why I Can No Longer Remain Silent On The Recall Efforts Of The AZGOP Officers – I recently passed on to you information concerning efforts to recall AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. In my communications to you, I have emphasized that if you are a State Committeeman, the decision to sign the petition for recall, along with the decision on how to vote if a recall election happens is entirely up to you based on your interpretation of the facts.

    This is an internal party matter and it would be inappropriate for the Pinal County Republican Committee (PCRC), as an organization, to take a position one way or another. Individual members of the State Committee, however, along with all PC’s must be free to debate the issues and express their opinions while respecting other points of view. As a member of the State Committee I include myself in this assessment. I am honored to be the PCRC Chairman and will work to keep the organization neutral, but I believe that it would be a failure of leadership for me to be silent on this issue.

    I am not what anyone would call an “insider”. I have seen Robert Graham at meetings and met him only once. I met Jonathan Lines for the first time last January when he came to speak to the PCRC a week before the state elections. Since that time, I have spoken to him briefly on a couple of occasions.

    After giving this matter much thought, I believe that the facts do not rise to the level of recall. My reasons are as follows:

        - The $250,000 debt incurred by the AZGOP for legal fees in the fight against ballot harvesting was the result of a decision made by Robert Graham. At the time it was made, it would have been a contingent liability, which would not be on the books until services were rendered and an invoice was presented. By all accounts this did not happen until after the January election. Robert Graham owns that decision, not Jonathan Lines.

       - I have read the public comments from the new AZGOP Treasurer Robert Lettieri, who has stated that he has examined the financial records and found no improprieties. I find this to be significant because Lettieri was on the opposite slate of candidates from Lines in the January GOP elections.

       - The State Party has commissioned an audit of the AZGOP financials and they are almost complete. My view is that anyone considering recall should, at least, wait until the audit is completed and the findings are made public before making a final decision. See complete commentary at Michael Burke - recall letter

LD29 PC Michael Meacham: I am afraid that Constantine Querard's support for the National Voter Compact has made his endorsement of anyone into a negative. In the absence of other info, I would have to conclude that anyone he supports is also an NVC supporter.

LD18 PC Peggy McClain: Most of us who believe in the Constitution don't use or see the need for identity politics. So our new LD18 House candidate, Farhana Shifa, introduces herself through Briefs using identity politics.

Steven Slaton, Navajo County Republican Committee Chairman Rebuttal to Michael Burke, Pinal County Chairman’s e-mails that he sent out on Aug 28 entitled: “Why I Can No Longer Remain Silent On The Recall Efforts Of The AZGOP Officers”  -- First of all, yes this is an internal party matter where all state committeemen have the responsibility to see to it that the elected leaders follow state statues and AZGOP bylaws. The failures of Chairman Jonathan Lines have been documented completely. If you wish to ignore them... shame on you. The recall has nothing to do with Former Chairman Robert Graham’s, incurred debt of $250,000. However, former treasurer Lines should have been aware of it and brought this to the attention of the Executive Committee.

     As to AZGOP Treasurer Robert Lettieri, he does not have records prior to Feb 28 2017. I know this from my conversations with Bob in reviewing the AZGOP Campaign Finance Reports.  A forensic audit is the only way to get to the bottom of what’s been going on with the AZGOP!!  You, sir, will be surprised how they transfer funds from one account to another!

     For your information, to this date, Chairman Lines still has not released records to Secretary Gabby Mercer. This is required in the AZGOP bylaws, and governed through state statues.  Furthermore it appears Chairman Lines gave you the state committeemen e-mails, along with Sylvia Allen and Bruce Ash. Question sir; why not give them to Secretary Mercer?

     As to the Bylaw Committee, you pretty much answered your own concern. They still haven’t sent me copies of the meetings “minutes” or what amendments they’re looking at changing. I believe you should re-look at the case to remove Chairman Lines. You cannot make up or change the facts as to what you want or Chairman Line’s wants!

LD16 Chairman Jerry Clingman to Pinal County Chairman Michael Burke: I appreciate your honesty, not knowing the people involved or what has gone on. Bylaws were broke and laws were violated. The reasons for the REMOVAL were posted on the Briefs many times. They are long. There is plenty of blame to go around including County Chairs, 1 and 2 VCs, and the former Executive Committee. They all failed to demand meetings and oversite. Let’s not forget that Lines was the former Treasurer and by law, the custodian of the treasure's records or maybe he was Treasurer in name only. As to the audits they are working on 2012-2014.  2014-2016 is still pending, this work should have been done long ago by the Treasurer. As to PCRC not getting involved, it is your job to get involved, stop the corruption now and work to ensure that the Party is run honestly and run by the members, for the members and to insure that it is not run by corrupt politicians.

Dale Gohr of Clarkdale: I detest racists, segregationists, Ku Klux Klan, Nazi’s, Neo-Nazi’s, White-supremacists or any other supremacists, be it racial, financial, religious or social. In Charlottesville, VA a major segment of liberal, democrat disinformation and outright lies came to a head in ways I would never have suspected; as in having the state police essentially calling their state governor “a liar” and him sticking to the lies. Gov Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) claimed the so-called Alt-Right had obtained a permit to protest in Constitution Park. The Counter-Protesters did not have a permit for Constitution Park, but some did in other parks. According to the police the so called “Alt-Right” protesters were NOT ARMED, however, the Governor claimed otherwise. Who started the violence? Will someone identify any (just one) prominent Conservative who advocated for racial inequality. On the other hand; here are a few leaders that were “Bold and Blatant Racists”

     1) President Woodrow Wilson—Was a fierce segregationist.

     2) Margaret Sanger—hated blacks. Founded planned parenthood - established to euthanize non-white children.

    3) Sen Robert Byrd (D WV) 11/20/1917 – 6/28/2010— was a nine (9) term Senator from West Virginia. An activist, prominent leader and Grand Dragon in the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), founded in 1866 and extended into almost every southern state and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican party’s reconstruction-era policies, which were aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Blacks. These three people along with Saul Alinsky are the primary political and policy idols of Hillary Clinton and a litany of others who claim moral superiority.

   President Donald J. Trump clearly denounced all violence from any source. For the “Wishy Washy Weasels” Republican Establishment to the “Lock-Step Liars” Democrats and the “Clueless; Catch-Phrase Parrots” in the media --You are a pathetic cadre of copycats, who have neither the intestinal fortitude, nor ambition to utilize that unused space between your ears. Deception was used against SB-1070 Author Russell Pearce, Gov Jan Brewer, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and President Trump for his “Pardon of Sheriff Joe. Hypocrites were quiet when Obama pardoned over 600 felons, who committed human trafficking , child misuse, abuse, rape & re-surfaced in Islamic Terrorist Activities. Sheriff Joe and his deputies helped eliminate some of those crimes. I’d like to see those Bleeding Heart Liberals who enable by stupidity be charged as accessories.

White House/RNC List Of Recommended Places To Donate Funds to help the Hurricane Harvey victims:

      · The Salvation Army – www.helpsalvationarmy.org; or 800-SAL-ARMY

      · The United Way - www.uwtexas.org/hurricane-harvey; or text UWFLOOD to 41444

      · The SPCA of Texas - https://www.spca.org/

      ·  The SPCA of Louisiana - https://www.la-spca.org/

      · The Houston Humane Society - http://www.houstonhumane.org/

      · The Louisiana Humane Society - http://news.humanela.org/

      · American Red Cross – www.redcross.org; 800-RED-CROSS; or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Van Crossroads Talk Show will address “he General Election Results of 2016 and try to understand what happened in Maricopa County to Sheriff Joe” on air at 3 pm., Wed., Aug 30. Call in 657-383-1673 LINK to Listen In: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man/2017/08/16/vans-crossroads-should-sen-mccain-pick-his-replacement-no Website w/ Blogs & More: http://vanscrossroads.com/

The 4 pm., Sat., Sept 2 Chips N Salsa Show  welcomes East Texas Comedian Steve Trevino who will be performing at the Tempe Improv this weekend.  The Wanderer writer/reporter Dexter Duggan will also be in the molcajete offering his conservative point of view. Co-hosts  LD 27 State Committeeman Alice Lara and LD 19 Chairman George Ortiz with special host Catholic Evangelist/Republican Jesse Romero will give you  headlines /commentary/entertainment from a Latino Republican perspective. Listen online www.CentralCityRadio.com King FM or watch Facebook Live. CNSS has brought back their YOU TUBE broadcasts.  Listen to last week’s show with Dr. Kelli Ward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxc0OMm_eaQ. Contact Lara at alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com.

Congressmen Martha McSally (CD2) and Raul M. Grijalva (CD3) will appear at a joint news conferences at 10 am., Wed., Aug 30 at the KARE Center, 220 E Speedway Blvd., in Tucson to show their support for kinship families and grandparents who are raising grandchildren. They will be joined by Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA), a statewide network of grandparents raising their grandchildren who work with elected leaders to develop better laws and policies that enable Kinship care families to raise the children placed in their care.  McSally has pledged to introduce a bipartisan resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives with Grijalva when they return from August recess, declaring September to be National Kinship Caregivers month. The Resolution’s intent is to bring attention to the growing number of children being raised by their grandparents, other family members or guardians and the challenges they face. Nationwide, 2.6 million adults are raising their grandchildren or other family members.

Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Region VIII is hosting an Arizona State Capitol Museum Tour, at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6 at 1700 W Washington in phoenix. Free parking available in Wesley Bolin Plaza (east of the museum). Participation limited. Admission is free. $2 donation per person suggested. Reservations: Allison Mary allisonamary@gmail.com

Apply for hundreds of Scholarships with just one application. The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2018 semester. Scholarships are open Sept 1 through Oct 15, 2017. Foundation scholarships are privately funded opportunities open to all Maricopa Community Colleges students. Learn more: https://mcccdf.org/scholarships

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has created a link to RSVP for their public meetings on Reprecincting. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/maricopa-county-elections-department-14019218362

Dates:

      · Tues, Sept 5- 6 pm Paradise Valley Community College

      · Wed, Sept 6 - 6 pm Glendale Community College

      · Wed, Sept 13 – 6 pm Scottsdale Congregational Church

      · Thurs, Sept 14 – 6 pm, Ed Robson Library, Sun Lakes

     · Tues, Sept 19 - 6 pm, MCTEC Center, Maricopa County Recorder's Office

In The Four Days Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, federal and local agencies say they've rescued more than 13,000 people in Houston and surrounding areas. Rain-Record-Broken-In-Texas-As-Harvey-Dumps-Nearly-52-Inches Of Rain

Brent-Bozell: The-Slow-Death-Of-The-Republican-Party The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.   All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years. Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

AUGUST 30

Grassroots Tea Party Activists is presenting a free viewing of the Hating Briethart documentary at 6:40 pm., Wed., Aug 30 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17.  Doors open at 6 pm. Contact Facilitators Francine or Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

AUGUST 31

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 31 with Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. PC training will start at 6 pm., prior to the regular meeting. Contact Chr Bert Moll at az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

Get Out The Vote For Republican Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez phone banks are conducted daily between 9 am-5 pm at the Pima Republican Headquarters. Call HQ at 520-321-1492 to volunteer. If calling from home contact Michelle Ludwig at Headquarters (520-326-1492) or pimacountygop@gmail.com for script and call list. A Meet & Greet for Rodriguez was held yesterday at in Tucson.

A Veterans Benefits Fair is scheduled between 11 am – 3 pm., Thurs., Aug 31 at the East Valley Institute of Technology, Bldg 2 Banquet Rm, 1601 W Main St., in Mesa. The fair is sponsored by the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Representatives from the VA will be there to help veterans file new claims and follow up on existing claims. RSVP: 480- 699-8239.

SEPT 1

Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that Senator Jeff Flake has been added to their Reagan Day Dinner speakers list which also includes Congressman Paul Gosar and Mike Broomhead, conservative talk radio show host for KFYI 550 AM Radio in Phoenix. The dinner will be held on Fri, Sept 1t at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 PM. Dinner at 6 PM. Tickets are available at www.gilagop.com or call 928-478-8186 for tickets or information.

SEPT 2

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

SEPT 3

The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth at the Yuma Territorial Gun Show in the Yuma Cnvention Center on Sun, Sept 3.

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will have a campaign booth at the Sept 3 Yuma Territorial Gun Show. Petitions will be available to sign.

SEPT 5

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office will hold proposed reprecincting meetings at 6 pm., Sept 5 in the Paradise Valley Community College, RmQ120A, 18401 N 32nd St in Phoenix and at 6 pm., Sept 13 in Scottsdale (1 mile off of 101 on Indian School then Turn right on Granite Reef.)

CANDIDATES

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CD9 candidate Dave Giles: I need your help! I am concerned the leaders in our government are not listening to us.  They spend time, talent and treasure to get elected and then forget the very people who got them there!  I want to set a new standard in government. It is time to show what it means to be a “servant leader.”  So I have created my first poll to ask YOU what you think on the issues that matter to Arizonans.  Click here to take my brief, 5 question poll TAKE THE POLL NOW Please opt-in to be connected to me and my campaign.  You will be the first when I reach out to know what you think!  It’s time to make leaders in Washington listen to the people.  Please join me in changing the way “We the People” interact with our leaders!  CLICK HERE TO OPT-IN  - to receive text messages from me.

ARIZONA OFFICIALS

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LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko: How can I help you? One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping people. Within the last week alone, I helped a breast cancer survivor who was charged a $300 facility fee for a routine 15 minute doctor visit; contacted the prison system for a father of a suicidal son to make sure he was receiving appropriate treatment; contacted the Dysart School Superintendent on behalf of a father who told me his son’s teacher was assigning politically one-sided assignments in economics class; and investigated the oversight of home repair warranties thanks to a Peoria air conditioner contractor alerting me to problems. I’m reviewing state procurement rules because a Peoria manufacturer contacted me with concerns; asked senate staff to contact an insurance company for a Sun City woman who isn’t getting the information she needs; and helped a woman who has questions about condo association fees. I ran for office to make a difference. When I can help people like this or when I pass legislation that helps people across the state, like my legislation to help patients settle surprise medical bills or my legislation to help school PTAs, I feel like my job is worth it. If you need assistance with a problem, have an idea for legislation, or simply want me to write a letter to someone for a special occasion or recognition, please contact me at DLesko@azleg.gov or 602-926-5413. Together, we can make a difference.

Sen Sylvia Tenney Allen: History must be preserved and protected.  It must not be distorted and altered to fit the whim of the current political movement.  We learn from our past.  Our American founders expressed over and over how important it was for our founding principles to be taught to future generations.  Thomas Jefferson said that we cannot be ignorant and free.  Over the last 50 years, we have distorted the past for political gain.  We have destroyed the loyalty and love for our country in the hearts of many of our youth.  We have held up other governing philosophy as superior to ours, leaving out the truth of brutal consequences. If someone is protesting peacefully and legally, we will respect that, even if we don't agree with them. If we take away their rights, we have also taken away our own rights.   We need to understand the principles of fascism, totalitarianism and Marxism. All the “ism's” have one thing in common; they control people’s thinking, their property and every aspect of their life. The fascism and totalitarianism ideals are so far Right that they meet Marxism and communism on the other side.  Russia, China and Germany murdered millions to control how people think or behave, often sending those who spoke out to concentration camp.  In Munich, Germany 1938, “Kristallnacht”, or The Night of Broken Glass, resulted in thousands of Jewish men, women and children being beaten and killed along with the destruction of their shops and homes. From there it led to the gas chambers.  There are parallels in history with what is happening not only in Charlottesville but for the last few years of rioting in our country.  Where will it lead us? Now we hear that the Washington and Jefferson monuments should be torn down because both presidents were slave owners.  Again, what was the world like over 200 years ago?  The entire world's economy was slave-driven due to the lack of machinery and the fact that all things had to be produced by human energy.  Even certain African nations sold their fellow countrymen into slavery.  Indentured servants, for all intent and purposes, were slaves until their servitude time was served.  You and I have a responsibility to stand as citizens to defend our Constitution and founding principles that have given us prosperity and individual freedom.  We must defend the rights of individuals to have freedom of expression and to believe in the dictates of their own conscience without reprisal. To be born free is a privilege, but to die free is an awesome responsibility. Editor’s Note: Allen’s commentary was condensed due to length. - ft

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· Following Presidential Pardon, Judge Sets October Hearing On Vacating Arpaio Criminal Contempt Of Court Verdict

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· 5 Yr-Old Christian Girl Forced Into Muslim Foster Care – Girl Told “Christmas And Easter Are Stupid”

· Agents Arrest Illegal Alien Convicted Of Statutory Rape

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· Flagstaff Police Investigating Suspicious Immigration Enforcement Letter

· The Trumps Visit Texas And Petty Liberals Attack Melania For This Ridiculous Reason

· IRS Gives Tax Relief To Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

· Nancy Barto: Arizona-Is-Ready-For-Repeal-And-Replace-As-Premiums-Keep-Rising/

· Harvey Can’t Stop Radical Left As Assassination Threat Discovered

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· Remembering Bill Clinton’s Terrible, No Good First Year As President

· New Threat Emerges In The Wake Of Hurricane Harvey: Alligators

· “We’ve Already Arrested A Handful Of Looters”: Crime Spree Emerges In Houston In The Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

· Hurricane Harvey Has Dumped 15 Trillion Gallons Of Water On Texas And May Be The Most Expensive Natural Disaster In U.S. History

· Speaker-Paul-Ryan-Slams-Arpaio-Pardon

· Pictured: Here’s Another ‘Peaceful’ Altleft ‘Activist’ We Should All Obey According To CNN

· Election-Board-Lists-More-General-Election-Votes-Than-Voters-In-Chicago

· Trump-Pardon-Only-Way-Arpaio-Can-Find-Justice

· Republicans Lost Faith In Congress Faster Than In Trump

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· Hell On Earth: Here’s The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In The U.S.A.


SEEING RED AZ

· AZ 2018 Senate Race: Ward Crushes Flake 47-21 In New Poll Republicans peel away from liberal Flake after his refusal to support the Republican presidential nominee, whom he continues to insult after Donald Trump was elected president

· Republic’s Barrage Of Scare Tactics Aim To Keep Flake In Senate AZ Republic: Joe Arpaio Pardon Still Page One News

· AZ Republic Denied Arpaio Perp Walk, Mug Shot, Goes Apoplectic

· President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

· Poll: Jeff Flake In Deep Trouble With AZ Voters

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Freedomworks-Member-Of-Month-For-August

· Harvey-Dumps-On-Gulf-Of-Houston

· Hurricane-Harvey-Largest-Rainfall-In History, 52 Inches, Roads & Bridges Failing

· The-Gulf-Of-Houston-Peak-Days-Away

· What-President-Donald-Trump-Has-Done Since He Has Been In Office

· President Trump Address On US Policy In Afghanistan And South Asia. From Fort Myer, VA Video

· Let President Trump Do The Job He Was Elected To Do Video

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Task Isn't Over - Lines Recall Update

· Liz Wheeler Reveals Dems Playbook To Take Down Trump

· Russell Has The Right Idea!

· The Slow Death of the Republican Party

· It Is Time To Recall Chairman Lines

MYCHAL MASSIE

· If Civil-War-History-Is Erased, What-Will-Replace It?

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

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· Speaker-Ryan, Sen-McCain-Side-Democrats-Blast-Trump-Arpaio-Pardon


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Responds To North Korea Missile Launch

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP

· Pathetic-Liberal-Reporters-Use-Hurricane-Harvey-To-Attack-Melania-Trump

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· Mexican Military Shootout With Drug Cartel Near US Border (Video)

DOJ, CIA, FBI, ICE

· FBI Continues Cover for Hillary: Says Lack of Public Interest In Clinton Emails Justifies Withholding Documents

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

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PROTESTORS/THUGS/RIOTS

· Violent Leftists Carrying ‘No Hate’ Shields Attack Innocent People At Berkeley Protest

EDUCATION

· SEE YA: University Of Tampa Fires Professor For Hurricane Comments

· Pokanoket Nation Sets Up Camp At Brown University - Claims Land Was Stolen

INTERNATIONAL

· South Korea Drops 8 Bombs Near Border ‘We Will Exterminate North Korea’s Leadership’ [VIDEO]

· Islamic Republic Of Mauritania Defies International Pressure & Refuses To Free Slaves

· London Carnival Goers Fall Victim To Acid Attack As Terror Fears Grow

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