Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8-9-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Get Well Wishes To Long-Time Activist Kurt Davis, who is undergoing neck and back surgery this morning.

Karen Thomas, State Committeewoman: Some SC and perhaps others received an e-mail from a Carl Grande. Although some think that “Carl Grande” is a figment of someone’s imagination, I would like to reply to him/her/it/them. Mr. Grande concerning your recent e-mail, let me see if I’m reading you correctly. You think because Marianne Ferrari is a lesbian that she must be for gays in the military and for same sex marriage. Do I have that right? Or, oh my goodness, maybe you’re bothered because she’s from NEW YORK! or attended Northwestern University!! WOW that’s all really serious stuff! Thank you for telling us. And, then you accuse her of “attacking the conservative agenda”. Do you assume that simply because she’s gay? I just want to be really clear on all of this in case someone asks me about it. Or, maybe she’s trying to save the conservative agenda. Have you ever thought of that? Do you know Marianne, Mr. Grande? Have you talked with her about all of this? Have you told her why you are bothered? To not do so would be a bit cowardly, don’t you agree?

     Lines a successful chairman? If we felt he is doing his job, so many of us in this “merry band of misfits” wouldn’t be working to remove him. And, geez, it’s one thing to be called deplorables by Hillary but now to be called “malcontents and saboteurs” by you, a Republican! BTW, Mr. Grande, if you knew the bylaws for removing an officer, you would know that it states that no cause is required. We only need to vote. Look it up! But if you’ve been reading postings on Briefs and Arizona Freedom Alliance, you would know there are a sufficient reasons for the chairman to be removed.

     And, one last thing, there is no Carl Grande registered with the MC Elections Dept. And, for those reading Sonoran Alliance, there is no Rangel Solamente registered either. Is it possible that both are, or were, on the AZGOP payroll? And who owns Sonoran Alliance anyway? I think we would all like to know. Mr. Grande and Mr. Solamente please answer these questions. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED – Stop being cowards. -- Inquiring minds want to know!

Any Republican State Committeemen Being Harassed for signing a Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “call” petition should notified petition spokesman Marianne Ferarri at Rick Hennessy is the Yavapai County contact at 928-499-9342 or Harassment is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, according ARS 19-116 .

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

Blood-Cult Utah’s polygamous Kingston clan mixes incest and white supremacy with old-fashioned capitalism. When it comes to racist Sunday school lessons, the polygamous Kingston clan could teach the Ku Klux Klan a thing or two… By Stephen Lemons, former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter:

DC Insiders Say that AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines invitation to the White House, was just one of the 50 GOP State Chairman who have been invited to the White House. Insiders say Trump circulates the room, asking each state chairman - in the Oval Office at the moment - about their biggest upcoming race, assuring them he will do as much as possible to help red states stay red. Ah, yes, photos with the President makes for good hype on the home front --- particularly when grassroots folks are calling for removal of the state chair. – ft

The Gila County Republican Committee will hold their Reagan Day Dinner at 6 pm., Fri., Sept 1 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 pm. The speaker is Congressman Paul Gosar. A new additional speaker will be Mike Broomhead, conservative talk show host for KFYI 550 AM Radio in Phoenix. Come join us and get the latest on what’s happening in D.C. and the Trump Administration, says Chairman Gary Morris. Tickets are available at

Tom Morrissey’s “Radio Riders” music/talk show will be saluting the life and music of Neil Diamond and Leonard Cohen between 3-5 pm., Thurs., Aug 10 on KRIM 96.3 FM from Payson. Streams on

Radio Talk Show Host Clair Van Steenwyk’s takes on how “The GOP & Democrat Socialist Parties Will Move To Repair The Socialist Obamacare Rather Than Repeal To Keep Their Jobs And Control Of The American People & Economy” will be topic his 3 pm., Wed., Aug 9 “Van’s Crossroads” show. Call In w/ Questions or Comments: 657-383-1673 LINK to Listen In: Van's Website w/ Blogs & More:

Steve Kates “A Call To Rights” 1 pm., Sat., Aug 12 radio talk show will pay tribute to military aviation with retired Lt. Col. Frank Murray, CIA pilot, who flew the amazing Lockheed A-12 spy plane – one of the fastest aircraft in the world. Call in 602 277-5369....Nationally 1-866-536-1100 Contact Kates at 602 684-7597.

To Randy Miller from Dave and Francine Romesburg: Dave & I have wondered this for a long time, ever since this ‘exemption’ was issued. 8-8-17-Briefs Glad you researched this and brought it up.  It definitely needs to be looked into further with more research done and questioned on its legal status and validity of being allowed to continue / if it has ever been legal.  Supposedly our State House / Senate has legal staff who are supposed to look into the Constitutionality of all bills that come up for discussion.  There are a lot on the books that are questionable.

Former Maricopa County Treasurer ‘Hos’ Hoskins: PC21 Randy Miller’s comments about property taxes in 8-8-17-Briefs the regarding the Sun City school tax "exemption".  Actually, it isn’t an exemption but a result of Sun City properties not being located within any school district. Sometime back in the 60’s Sun City was part of the Dysart School District. Enough Sun City residents got elected to the Dysart School Board to limit property taxes levied against their homes. Other homeowners outside of Sun City were upset with the lack of sufficient funding for their school and organized an election that redrew the boundaries that left Sun City not being within any school district. Subsequent legislation was passed to preclude this from happening with other school districts.

     As to “non-primary” residence taxes, this is the result of legislation passed about 10 years ago that makes residential properties that are not the owner’s primary residence ineligible for the State Aid Credit. The SAC is paid out of the state general fund and is applied to the primary school tax based upon a formula provided by the Department of Revenue. It has been about 40-45 percent of the total primary school tax levied against primary residential properties. Since Sun City residential properties are not in a school district and are not subject to primary school taxes they do not receive the SAC. Your primary school tax and SAC can be found on your tax bill or you can access a detailed property tax statement at:

Activist Stephen Sivigliano - Sen Jeff Flake must go: He is submarining not just our president, but the will of those who sent him to D.C., thinking he was a Republican. He is McCain's younger clone. We can't wait to simply replace McCain if he has to retire for medical reasons. We need someone to run to replace Flake by primarying him OUT! If McCain does resign soon, let's replace him with a true conservative, but still work to defeat his clone. There are plenty of good people to take over for both of those RINOs. Who would be my choice? Perhaps the governor might suffice, but my favorite is The Honorable Paul Gosar of District 4. He is a great Congressman and would fight for all the people of AZ, just as he is currently fighting for his district constituents and the American people. American needs more Paul Gosar’s, just as we all need more dentists (Dr. Gosar) in Congress to remove a few rotting wisdom politicians. Let's make Arizona's congressional caucus GREAT AGAIN! Un-deplorable Stephen Sivigliano of Wickenburg

Francine Romesburg: I generally don’t do this but Jim Waring is a fantastic Phoenix City Councilman.  If you came to our Tea Party meeting when Jim spoke, you would have heard just how much he knows, pays attention, and cares about the people in his districts – 2, 4, 6 & 8 in Phoenix.  Strong Conservative, strong on fiscal responsibility, and accountability and responsibility, and much more.  This is an important election in the city of Phoenix and how this turns out affects surrounding cities and how they are run, what happens, and how money is spent in each city.  What one city’s Council does effects other cities’ council.  Really does. Please Remember to Go Vote! Turn In Your Early Ballot!

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 State Committeeman and spokesman for the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “Call” petitions, has released the contact persons in 10 counties that state committeemen can contact to sign the removal call petitions.

Where To Sign The Call To Remove Officers


    Bruce Piepho, 520 803 9019,


    Shirley Dye, 928 951-6774,









The Western Pinal County Chapter of AzRA will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 14 at 408 N Sacaton St., Suite 11 in Casa Grande to hear a presentation by Supt of Public Education candidate Frank Riggs. Riggs is a former three-term (six-year) United States Congressman who represented California’s First Congressional District (the North Coast, Wine Country and Northern San Francisco Bay Area) from 1991-93 and again from 1995-1999 in the 102nd, 104th and 105th Congresses.  Contact President Nancy Hawkins

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is launching to show Arizona taxpayers and families how education reform is working to ensure all Arizona students, regardless of income or zip code, receive a quality education. There are 547 charter schools in Arizona.

Franklin Graham Posts Brutal Parenting Fact... Over 20K "Likes" in 1 Hour You can always count on Franklin Graham to give a wake-up call like this. Read more…

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual Gun Raffle is still in progress. Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100.  For tickets contact any officer or Board Member.  First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II.  Second Prize is a Glock 43.  Drawing will be at the Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic on Saturday October 21st.  You need not be present to win.  Tickets can be bought from any Board member.   For additional information about the raffle, contact 2nd VP David Spelich or Secretary Boe James. Tickets will be available at all meetings and GOP Socials.

Several Expected Changes to the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) are on hold pending the results of a referendum filed late today. The changes outlined in Senate Bill 1431 included an updated application for Arizona students who were not previously eligible for the program. The new legislation was passed by the State House and Senate and signed by the Governor, earlier this year. ADE and ESA staff will await further information from the Secretary of State’s Office as to the final validation of petitions related to the referendum. If the number of signatures submitted is eventually deemed insufficient, ADE will enact the changes as originally planned. If the measure is referred to the ballot, ADE will plan await the results of the election before taking any action related to Senate Bill 1431. For more information about the ESA program or the online application, parents can visit The current application is available at

AzCDL Update 1: The 2017 legislative session ended on May 10.  Laws passed during a session are generally effective 90 days after adjournment.  The following pro-rights bills will become law on August 9.  You can view the status of all the bills AzCDL monitored during the session at our website's Bill Tracking page.

Pro-rights Legislation

    · HB 2216 (Rep. Paul Boyer, R-LD20) makes it unlawful to require a person to use or subject themselves to electronic firearm tracking technology, a component of "smart gun" technology that limits the operation of a firearm as well as tracking its location and logging its use.

     · SB 1122 (Sen. Gail Griffin, R-LD14) prohibits a city, town, county, or the state from requiring the search of any federal or state database as a requirement for transferring personal property, such as your firearm.  Passage of this law should help complicate efforts we expect to see requiring "universal background checks" on private firearm transfers in Arizona.

     · SB 1344 (Sen. John Kavanagh, R-LD23) is the AzCDL-requested bill that clarifies that state and local governments cannot regulate the possession of weapons by employees or contractors in or on their privately owned property or vehicles.  This bill grew out of over-zealous local governments believing they can control all aspects of an employee's or independent contractor's private life.

AzCDL Update 2: Ballot Measure Reforms -- The Constitution of Arizona, along with several other states, contains a provision influenced by the "Progressive" (i.e., Socialist) movement of the early 20th Century.  This provision allows for changes in state law, or even the Constitution itself, via a "citizen initiative" ballot measure bypassing the legislative process.  All that's required to put an issue on the ballot are petition signatures from a small percentage of registered voters.  Unlike other states, once a citizen initiative ballot measure is passed in Arizona it can never be overturned by the Legislature.

    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been exploiting this weakness in state constitutions to further his drive to disarm law abiding Americans.  In 2014 he successfully used the ballot measure process to achieve gun owner registration via "universal background checks" in the state of Washington.  In 2015, the Oregon legislature accommodated Bloomberg by passing similar laws.  In 2016, a Bloomberg backed ballot measure passed in Nevada.  We expect to see a Bloomberg backed ballot measure calling for "universal background checks" in Arizona, possibly in 2018.

    This year the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, two laws that restore integrity to Arizona's petition gathering process for ballot measures.
     HB 2244 requires strict compliance to the ballot referendum constitutional and statutory requirements.
     HB 2404 prohibits payment to petition "circulators" based on the number of signatures collected.  It also invalidates signatures collected by a paid circulator who fails to register with the Secretary of State.  New provisions have been added for challenging a ballot measure.  Apparently this new law is so threatening to those who want to take your rights away that a ballot petition has already been filed to overturn the provisions of HB 2404 in 2018.
We expect bigger challenges next year.  Those who want to disarm you, realizing that there is little chance of restricting your rights at the national level, are redoubling their efforts at the state level where they have the greatest chances to succeed.  Arizona is their number one target.  Stay alert.  Don't succumb to "Trump Sleep."


Aug 9

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet Wed., Aug 9 to hear Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas at the Denny’s Restaurant Meeting room, 9030 N Black Canyon Highway, Access Road, Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17. Contact: Dave Romesburg Francine L Romesburg

A Meet & Greet for Prescott mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin will be held between 5-7 pm., Tues., Aug 9 in the Community Room, 1235 E Gurley St in Prescott. (next door to Circle K, plent lf parking in back). RSVP: Brenda @ (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.

Aug 12

The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current ExecutiveDirector/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

AUG 14

LD20 will resume meeting on Aug 14, according to Secretary Vera Anderson. They will meet Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11, 2017. 2018 meetings are scheduled for Jan 8, Feb 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14 at 4650 W Sweetwater Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304.

AUG 16

All Republicans Are Invited to celebrate the “Power Of Republican Women” between 4-7 pm, Aug 16 at the Wyndham Garden Midtown lounge at 3600 N. 2nd Avenue in Phoenix.  This is a non- host Happy hour with Happy Hour prices (Limited appetizers courtesy of Wyndham).  Details tba

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will host a Summer Happy Hour between 4-7 pm., Aug 16 at the Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown, 3600 N 2nd Ave. in Phoenix. No-host Happy Hour prices for beverages and appetizer. CRWOP tumbles available for purchase. Complimentary garage parking. Contact; Robyn Cushman - President


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