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Friday, September 1, 2017

9-1-17 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates: I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe, fun, and relaxing Labor Day weekend as we celebrate the importance of the American worker throughout our history. This wonderful holiday weekend provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy all of the beauty Maricopa County has to offer. I encourage you to check out Maricopa County Parks for Labor Day weekend events and recreation opportunities. 

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

Former AZGOP Administrator Phil Mason: Legislative Champion Awards from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns reinforces and confirms the RINO, liberal, big-government, big spending record of Rep. Shope and Sen. Pratt.  (It is also important to note that Shope was appointed Pro-Tem by Speaker Mesnard, which demonstrates where Mesnard's true beliefs are).  Look at the makeup of voter registration of League Board Members to see how far left this organization.  It is hard to believe, but it is even farther left than the Arizona Chamber which should be ham(m)ered by all Republicans. The League is dominated by liberal Democrat municipal elected and appointed leaders.  In the last 40 years, I cannot remember one Constitutional Conservative legislator who was indoctrinated as a Mayor or City Manager prior to election to the Senate or House.  The conservatives in the Shope and Pratt districts should use this as prima facie evidence and start NOW recruiting candidates to throw these bums out.  {Remember that Pratt was the deciding vote to give us Obama Medicaid expansion.

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman: I find it interesting that (LD22 Chairman) Rae Chornenkey would refer us to the form that has been set up to submit our suggestions for bylaw revisions. I say “revisions” for the form disallows new thoughts and ideas. Our suggestions have to fit into the mold of the existing bylaws. What if someone suggests a new bylaw altogether? What if their reasoning is not applicable to entering in a paragraph or two? Heaven’s sake, let’s not allow them to discuss their suggestions with a real live person (other than Kathie Petsas or Coleman of course) on the bylaws committee! I mean, after all, that would just be way to confusing for their closed-door meetings. I jest of course. Since the beginning of this likely unauthorized by bylaw committee (for we already have a spelled out procedure for amending our bylaws) I have pondered why this closed and apparently secret committee meeting procedure. One thought comes to mind: What if? Remember a couple of years ago, when the resolution committee presented at the state meeting the following: ...we have reviewed the submitted resolutions and rejected them all…. With zero discussion. Remember? Maybe you don’t, BECAUSE the state body was given NO opportunity to discuss or debate them. They were rejected outright simply because the committee said so. So, what if this new bylaws committee comes to the next meeting of the body and says ...we have decided and approved a new set bylaws and/or changes to them? Don’t say it cannot happen, for those of who remember the fuss about being told what the resolution committee “decided” (for us) was the way it was going to be – and to heck with the body having a voice. We know better, for we saw it happen. Editor’s Note: The form Chernonsky refers in her message to the LD22 PCs is the form posted on the AZGOP website 8-31-17-briefs

Former Senator Russell Pearce: Where is Attorney General Mark Brnovich?  DACA is breaking the law and costing Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars. DACA is in violation of the law, the Constitution, plus Arizona law.  Ten states have given the feds a deadline to the Executive to overturn the illegal Amnesty ordered by the corrupt Obama administration or be sued.  Arizona said NO to DACA overwhelmingly.  In 2006 Arizona’s Prop. 300 passed by 73% of voters a majority of every single demographic, including Hispanics.  Yet our Arizona Attorney General Brnovich did not join the law suit to over-turn the illegal executive order by the corrupt Obama administration on giving Amnesty to DACA individuals many of whom came to the US on their own and many of them violent gang members and allowing them to get benefits, including in-state tuition not even offered to U.S. students. I believe the law is clear.  According to Kris Kobach, as a legal question, it’s not even close. DACA is not illegal for just one reason. It’s illegal for at least five reasons – three violations of federal law and two violations of the United States Constitution and plus Arizona voters overwhelmingly said no by 73%.  

Federal law violations:

     1. 8 USC 1225(b)(2). This statute requires that any alien an ICE officer determines to be inadmissible “shall” be placed in removal proceedings. Congress passed this law in 1996 to stop the “catch and release” policies of the Clinton Administration. Incredibly, DACA orders ICE agents to break this law. In 2012, in the case of Crane v. Napolitano, I represented 10 ICE agents who sued the Obama Administration to stop DACA. Although the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals eventually ruled that the ICE agents didn’t have standing, the district court in the Northern District of Texas had already held that we were likely to succeed on this claim.

     2. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Even if there weren’t a statutory barrier to a president issuing the DACA directive, the Department of Homeland Security would still have to promulgate a formal regulation (or “rule”), with notice and public comment, under the requirements of the APA. The Obama Administration violated this federal law as well when it created DACA. The Fifth Circuit already came to this conclusion in Texas v. United States, a case which resulted in an injunction halting the second Obama executive amnesty (which was based on the same theory as DACA). Continue at http://russellpearce.com/daca-a-clear-vio…the-constitution/

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said at the White House press briefing that we’ll see 100,000 homes affected by storm Harvey. sarah-sanders-holds-white-house-press-briefing

As Arizona Residents Prepare For Travel during Labor Day weekend, Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski encourages motorists to avoid distracted driving by utilizing the state's “Safe Phone Zones” sponsored by GEICO. Fourteen ADOT rest areas were designated as “Safe Phone Zones” in 2014. These locations provide a place where drivers can safely and conveniently use their phones and other mobile devices for calling, texting, navigating and accessing mobile apps. Motorists are made aware of upcoming locations via highway signs in advance of each facility. The signs read: “Safe Phone Zone” and carry the GEICO logo. Facts and tips on ways to avoid distracted driving can be found at www.SafePhoneZone.com as well as on the GEICO More branded content hub.For more information about ADOT and GEICO's Safe Phone Zone sponsorship program, visit azdot.gov/SafePhoneZone.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the hiring of Cassie Smedile as National Press Secretary and Blair Ellis as Deputy National Press Secretary. Smedile brings 10 years of Capitol Hill communications experience to the RNC, most recently serving as Communications Director for Senator Todd Young. Before joining the RNC, Ellis served as a Press Secretary for the Energy and Commerce Committee and has three years of Capitol Hill experience.

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

Radio host Steve Kates “A Call To Rights” will interview CD1 candidate Kevin Cavanaugh at 1 pm., Sat., Sept 2 on KFNX 1100 AM. Call in number 602 277-5369. Nationally at 1 866-536-1100. More information at: www.calltorights.com

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 offering his conservative point of view with co-hosts LD 27 State Committeeman Alice Lara and LD 19 Chairman George Ortiz, along with with special host Catholic Evangelist/Republican Jesse Romero. Listen online  www.CentralCityRadio.com King FM or watch Facebook Live.. Contact Lara at alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com.

Lydia’s LaCanasta, 2023 W Wickenburg Way, in Wickenburg invites veterans to a dinner in between 5-11 pm., Sun., Sept 3 to celebrate former Army Ranger Vern Correa’s birthday. Dinner will be provided for all veterans and their wives. Family members of veterans are welcome to attend, but non-veteran family members will be charged $10.99 per member. The price includes dinner and a soft drink. RSVP deadline Fri., Sept 1. Military ID required being seating.

Central Republican Women of Phoenix has moved its Sept 9 venue to the University Cub, 39 E Monte Vista in Phoenix. Their Saturday Brunch will feature Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, senior advisor to the Trump-Pence Team who organized the Aug 22 Trump Rally in Phoenix. Check in at 9:30 am., Brunch at 10 am. Reservations required $30 per ticket, including brunch and program. RSVP deadline Sept 3 at reservations@crwop.org

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 1 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 PM. Dinner at 6 PM. Tickets available at www.gilagop.com or call 928-478-8186 for tickets or information.

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 split 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 Sun City West Republican Club resumes meeting at 8:30 am., Sat., Sept 2 in the Quail Room at the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting. A $2 donation is requested which helps pay for the room rental. Greg Eisert, Director of Goverment Affairs of Sun City Home Owners' Association, will address the continuing battle with the Corporation Commission and EPCOR. Originally from Olean, NY, he has been active in many civic groups in the Sun Cities since retiring. Contact:, www.gop.scwclubs.com or www.scwrepublicans.com or call publicly chairwoman Jean Goncalves at 623-214-8010.

The Pima County Republican Party will host a 2ND Amendment Event between 5:30-8:30 pm., Sat., Sept 2 with NRA Firearms Instructor Jan Morgan and “Make America Great Again” Joy Villa at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ  85719. Advance tickets only, go to at www.pimagop.org.  Contact: 1 VC Ana Henderson 520-321-1492.

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.

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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

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 Convention 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.)

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.

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

NEWS LINKS

· Rep-Franks-Isn’t-Interested-In-Running-For-Flakes-Senate-Seat

· John-McCain, After Brain Cancer Treatment, To Return To The Senate Next Week/

· Arizona-Governor-Ducey-Support-Of Joe-Arpaio-Not- Affront To-Latinos

· President-Trump-Will-Donate-$1-Million-To-Harvey-Relief-Effort, White-House-Says

· Maricopa County Public Health Sees Increase In Rabies Cases In Animals

· Educators-Celebrate-Arizonas-Racist-Ethnic-Studies-Ban-Ruled-Unconstitutional

· Conservation Groups To Continue Sonoran Bald Eagle Protections

· Kelli Ward Gets Trump Bump With Year To Go In AZ Senate Race

· Arizona Files Lawsuit Against Chandler-Based Opioid Company, Accuses It Of Fraudulent Practices

· Sheriff-David-Clarke-Expected-To-Join-Trump-Administration-Report/

· Hannity: 'Shameful' Media Using Hurricane Harvey To Smear President Trump

· Arizona-State-Highways-To-Remain-Open-During-Labor-Day-Weekend

· Cold War: US Shuts Down Russian Consulate, Offices In NY And DC

· Phoenix-Police-Release-Video-Protest-Outside-Trump-Rally

· Watch: Governor Of Texas Destroys CNN's Trump Attack On-Air

· Dreamers-Demonstrate-Outside-ICE-Offices-DACA-Rally

· Maricopa County Public Health Sees Increase In Rabies Cases

· New-Hurricane-Brewing-In-The-Atlantic-

· Chandler Rewrites Its Unconstitutional Sign Code

· Mesa Seeks To Fill Spot Created By Winkle Ouster

· Tempe Company Wins Contract For Border Wall Prototype

· Safari Club International, Texas Hunters Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey 

· Opiod Maker Insys, Three Arizona Doctors Sued For Fraudulent Marketing

· Tucson-Man-Threatening-Congresswoman-Mcsally-Awaits-Probation

· IRS Waives 401(K) Early Distribution Penalty Aiding Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

· Bike Riding Bandits Like Scratchers Tickets, Cigarettes

· Winkle Off Of Mesa City Council


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

· Four Companies Selected To Build Prototypes For Trump's Border Wall

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump-To-Cut-Pay-Raises-For-Government-Workers/

· Mueller-Enlists-The-Irs-For-His-Trump-Russia-Investigation

HURRICANE HARVEY

· Trapped Bakery Staff Make 2 Tons Of Bread For Harvey Flood Victims

· Explosions-Reported-At-Flood-Hit-Arkema-Chemical-Plant-In-Texas

· Houston Won't Check Immigration Status At Shelters


Home Depot Cofounder Will Match Harvey Donations Up To $1 Million

· Video: Drama On Trump Motorcade Route As Car Careens Towards POTUS

· Rohrabacher’s Meeting With Assange Nixes Russian Conspiracy Completely

· Mother-Heartbroken-After-Son-Is-Electrocuted-While-Trying-To-Save-Sisters-Cat-During-Harvey

CONGRESS

· Rohrabacher’s Meeting with Assange Nixes Russian Conspiracy Completely

MEDIA

· Kellyanne Blasts 'Amateur Climatologist' Chris Cuomo To His Face

INTERNATIONAL

· US Nuclear Bombers Drop Payload On Kim's Doorstep

· Putin Orders Evacuation Of East Russian Residents To “Safe Zones” In Anticipation Of War With North Korea

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