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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
· 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.
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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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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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.
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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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