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Saturday, September 16, 2017

9-16-17 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

Services for LD23 State Committeeman Evelyn Munn will be held at 10 am., Thurs., Sept 21 in the Church of the Ascension, 12615 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ.  Munn, who passed away Wed., Sept 12, was a long-time PC and the “2001 Fountain Hills Republican of the Year.” Cards can be sent to 16222 N Boulder, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

Over 1,000 National Federation Of Republic Women are gathered in Philadelphia this weekend for the organization's 39th Biennial Convention. Attendees are participating in a series of training seminars, conducted by Republicans who are recognized nationally in their fields, that will help prepare them for grassroots victories in the elections coming up this fall and next year.  Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation. Contact: www.nfrw.org  |  mail@nfrw.org

bob, lori, trump 1One Of The Perks Arizona’s National Republican Committee Woman Lori Klein-Corbin enjoyed during a trip to Washington, DC was being photographed with President Donald J Trump. To Lori’s left is her husband Bob Corbin, a former Arizona Attorney General who chaired the National Rifle Association for many years. Lori is a former Arizona State Senator.

Yavapai County, Area 3 PC Director, Rose Sperry: I would like to inform the PCs in Area 3 that Bill Lutz, a PC from Sedona has just gone through brain surgery and is recuperating at home with the assistance of his wife, Chris. Rose asks the PCs in her Area and throughout the state to please pray for his speedy recovery.

Bob Luzius, a Yavapai County PC, could still use some prayers as he continues to deal with health problems.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed four new members to the Tourism Advisory Council. They are Jeff Meyer, president of the Cactus League Baseball Association; Deborah Ostreicher, assistant director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; Jennifer Wesselhoff, president and CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau; and Lorraine Zomok, administrator of Visit Glendale. They will server five year terms.

The Rumor Mill Is Full Of Chatter as to who Gov Doug Ducey will appoint to fill Arizona Corporation Commissioner Doug Little shoes when Little makes his big move to the President Trumps Energy Department in DC. Let’s see now, some of the potential appointees that Briefs has heard so far are -- former Brenda Burns, former Rep Russ Jones who was recently elected Yuma County Republican Committee chairman, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, and former Rep Justin Olson.

She Is A He! Contrary to a news release from a Tucson-based group, biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) determined that a jaguar recently captured on a trail video camera in the Chiricahua Mountains is a male. “This Center for Biological Diversity footage confirms that this is a jaguar we’ve seen before, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has photographic proof that this animal is unequivocally male,” said Jim deVos, assistant director for Wildlife Management at AZGFD. “We promptly informed the organization when the news release was issued that there is clear anatomical evidence of this jaguar’s gender.” The news release quotes CBD employee Randy Seraglio as saying, “The really exciting part of all this is that we don’t know yet what sex (it) is,” and it refers to “The possibility that it may be a female… capable of jump-starting jaguar recovery in the region.” A story in the Friday edition of the Arizona Daily Star says that AZGFD Biologist Tim Snow informed Seraglio of the cat’s gender on Thursday morning as soon as their news release was made public, but CBD has yet to correct the release on their website. “One must wonder about CBD’s motives for mischaracterizing this animal, given the clear evidence to the contrary,” deVos said. “We recognize the importance of finding a new jaguar in Arizona, however, no female jaguars have been seen in Arizona in more than 50 years. Those that have come here from Mexico have all been solitary males,” deVos said. The proliferation of trail cameras near the border has afforded a glimpse into travels of Arizona’s unique visiting jaguars, but the distance from the nearest breeding population in Mexico and the decades-long lack of a documented female make a population in this state unforeseeable. Because of the distance from other jaguar populations, some 130 miles south of the US border, Arizona is not considered optimal jaguar habitat.

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in partnership with the University of Arizona, has received a $279,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historic newspaper collections.

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

Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder Tea Party Patriots: I’m hearing a bunch of talk in Washington about giving AMNESTY to so-called “dreamers.” But you know what I’m not hearing enough about? I’m not hearing about ACTION to build the wall our politicians have promised us for a decade. Tea Party Patriots is going to light a fire under these politicians at our rally in Washington on September 23rd to demand, in-person, that Congress build the wall. President Trump said over and over on the campaign trail: “If you don’t have a border, you don’t have a country.”

The good news is that ever since the president was sworn-in, illegal border crossings have plummeted. The bad news is that liberal elites, the “mainstream media,” and cowardly RINO politicians are collaborating with Democrats to give amnesty to illegal aliens while doing NOTHING to solve the underlying problem of open borders! So I hope you will be with us in-person, adding your voice to our patriotic call for real borders that protect real Americans.

Bill Heidner, curator at the US Army Yuma Proving Grounds Heritage Center, served a Constitution Day cake Friday afternoon in recognition of the nation’s 230th anniversary of signing the US Constitution.

Dr. Bob Branch, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will be at the Rim Country Republican Meet & Greet between 8 a m-1 pm., Sat., Sept. 16. at Rumsey Park -  Ramada 5, Payson, AZ

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet with Nancy Arnold and Jim Manley, senior attorney for the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, at 9 am, Sat., Sept 16 in the Fountain Hills Community Center in recognition of the Sun., Sept 17 Constitution and Citizenship Day, commemorating the signing and adoption of the Constitution of the United States by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia on Sept 17, 1787. Manley will discuss the Goldwater Institute’s model for Free Speech legislation that has currently achieved approval most recently at the North Carolina State Legislature.  Appearing as Martha Washington, Arnold will bring the early colonists, Founding Founders, and Western settlers to life during her presentation. Social Time with complimentary coffee and light refreshments begins at 8:30. Contact: Sec Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com

See Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Denny Barney’s letter regarding the Maricopa County Recorder’s re-districting plans. CLICK HERE

The Colorado River Tea Party is hosting a candidate forum for three available Yuma city council seats with candidates Gregory Counts, Incumbent Gary Knight, Leslie McClendon, Kristina Rojas-McNair, Ken Rosevear and Karen Watts, between 5:30-8:30pm, Thurs., Oct 5 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Moderated by Howard Blitz of the Freedom Library. Contact CRTP Chairman 928-210-1219.

The Chips N Salsa Show welcomes Maricopa County Chairman Chris Herring and former Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell at 4 pm., Sat, Sept 16 with hosts George Ortiz and Alice Lara. Also featured is the weekly Prather Point with Fast and Furious whistleblower Jeff Prather.  Contact Alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com or 602 276-3959. Listen/watch via Facebook LIVE; www.CentralCityRadio.com KING FM; YOU TUBE search Sonia Salsa S. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SEPT 16

The Prescott Chapter of AzRA is sponsoring a class on Roberts Rules and Parliamentary Procedures between 11 am-1 pm., on Sat, Sept 16, at the VFW Post 10227, 2375 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. The class will be taught by Professional Registered Parliamentarian Michael Peck of M&M Consulting & Training. All Republicans are welcome to attend this free class (space is limited). A limited lunch menu will be available for $8. RSVP to L.G. Mace at GC19@cableone.net or 928-237-7240 by Sept. 14.

Frank Riggs, candidate for Superintendent of Public Education, will speak to LD2 Republicans at 9 am., Sat., Sept 16 at the Kino Conference Center, 2055 E Quail Creek Crossing in Green Valley. That afternoon, he will have a booth at the Constitution Fair between 6-9 pm at the Gilbert Civic Center, 50 E Civic Center Drive, in Gilbert. The Constitution Fair is the beginning of Gilbert's Annual Constitution Week and the nation's largest celebration of the U.S. Constitution (https://www.constitutionfair.org/constitution-fair).

The AzRA West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., Sept 16 at Culver’s 5127 N 99th Ave Glendale, AZ. 85305. They will be preparing for their scholarship program and “get out and meet your LD” activities. $5 combo meals. Contact: ola2que@yahoo.com

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 16 at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. The guest speaker is U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ CD4). Contact Gilberto Mendez at secretarypcrcaz@gmail.com .

SEPT 19

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates will meet with New River/Desert Hills/Anthem area constituents between noon and 2 pm., Tues., Sept 19 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department , 43814 N. New River Road in New River.

SEPT 20

A Fundraising Reception honoring Reps Regina Cobb, Jill Norgaard, TJ Shope and Jeff Weninger is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm, Wed., Sept 20 at Pizza People Pub. 1326 N Central Avenue in Phoenix. Norgaard said the four legislators, who cover healthcare, education, commerce and agricultural issues , across the state have been targeted. “We need to keep “Going Red,” she said. Contact Norgaard at jnorgaard@cox.net

Sept 21

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thur., Sept 21 with City Council Candidate Kristina Rojas-McNair at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact: coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 with Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Senator Kate Brophy McGee at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street in Phoenix, according to Chairman Barry Wong. Networking at 6:30 pm. MCR and AZGOP by laws committee/revisions and precinct boundary redrawing are also on Wong’s agenda.

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) meeting will be held at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building), 640 N. Mesa Dr. in Mesa. The speaker will be Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri. Contact: Ian Murray, Chairman at Ian@DesignedForLife.com or (602)524-7786.

Kinder Morgan Gas Storage will make a presentation to the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 in hearing room one of the ACC, 1200 W Washington St., 1st floor in Phoenix.

SEPT 22

LD11 will meet Sept 22, according to Chairman Jeff McClure.

The Maricopa County Republicans Constitution Dinner celebrating the 230th anniversary of the US Constitution will be held at 6:15 pm., Fri., Sept 22 at the Pera Club, 1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe. Speakers - Arizona Supreme Court Judge Clint Bolick, AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. K-Star BBQ. Pie and silent auction. Tickets $45 per person. Contact: LD24 Chairman Barry Wong barry@barrywong.com)

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

· McCain On Senate Vote To Advance The NDAA

· McCain On Recent Military Training Incidents

· McCain On The Passing Of Senator Pete Domenici

· McCain Seeks To Remove Burma Military Cooperation From NDAA

· McCain On Letter By Sec Mattis Detailing Impact Of Continuing Resolutions On Military

SENATOR JEFF FLAKE

· Flake: So Just How Broke Are We?

· Flake Statement On National Debt Surpassing $20 Trillion

· Flake Makes Case For Tax Reform

· Flake Urges Approval For AUMF Before Repeal

CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR

· Gosar's Grand Canyon Bison Management Act Passes Committee And Incorporated Into Sportsmen Bill

CONGRESSWOMAN MARTHA MCSALLY

· Five McSally Amendments Included In Appropriations Spending Bill Passed By House

· Governors Kasich & Hickenlooper Announce Support For Problem Solvers Caucus Bipartisan Health Care Solution Led By U.S. Rep. McSally

CONGRESSMAN ANDY BIGGS

· Biggs’ On Reported Immigration Deal

· Biggs’ On The U.S. National Debt

· Biggs' On The Hurricane Relief Funding Package

NEWS LINKS

· Trump-Announces-RINO-Senators-He’s-Taking Down

· McCain Backs Bill To Block Transgender Troops Ban

· McCain’s-Records: Mccain-Was-Personally-Responsible-For-The-Deadliest-Fire-In-The-History-Of-The-Us-Navy

· APS-Proposes-Free-Thermostats-Exchange-Control-Your-AC-Energy

· Severe-Microburst-Near-Page-Tips-Lake-Powell-Houseboats

· All Eyes On Trump As World Leaders Gather At UN

· Chinese Community Fights Back For Its Cultural Center

· America Is Falling: Illegals Just Given The Right To Vote In American Elections!

· Highway Floodgates To Close For Drill

· Sun Sets On Early Dove Season Today

· Judge Blocks Trump From Denying Funds To Sanctuary Cities

· Mexican National Sentenced For Narcotic Smuggling, Assault On Federal Officer

· Border Patrol Agents Arrest 5 Due To Citizen’s Call

· App Grants Free E-Books To Youths In Greenlee County

· Arizona Supreme Court Blocks Montgomery Interference With Medical Marijuana Law

· Microburst Causes Lake Powell Injuries, Damages 5

· Nasa's Cassini Spacecraft Completes Fiery Plunge Into Saturn, Ending A Successful 20-Year Mission

· CVS Sued For Conspiring To Overcharge Insured Patients For Prescription Drugs

· Sinema, McSally Invited To White House For Bipartisan Tax Reform Talks

· Some Recreation Sites On Mount Graham To Reopen

· Mule Deer Poached Near Kingman

· Prescott ATV Rider Found Dead On Yavapai County Backroad

· Suspects Identified In Deadly Quartzsite Shoot Out


SEEING RED AZ

· U.S. Has Moral Obligation To Its Citizens To Seal The Border Normalization, pathway to citizenship, bring out of the shadows are all code words for amnesty

· DACA: Trump Disappointingly Pivots Goes “Bipartisan”

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Wikileaks: Alleges John McCain And Paul Ryan Bribed To Sabotage President Trump Video

· Bloggers-Beware-When-Using-Google-Images

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Did Trump Totally Give In To The Democrats On DACA As Is Reported?

· Liberals Sick Of The Alt-Left Are Taking 'The Red Pill'

· Dueling Navajo County Republicans - Allen & Slaton Go At It

Gilbert Watch Gila Watch

· Payson Community Educational Presentation: Human Trafficking.

PAMELA GELLER

· U.S., Israel Deny Claims Relationship Strained, Deny Closed Door Shouting Match

· Anti-Semitic-Incidents-Germany-Rising-Jews-Claim-Islammic-Extremists-Commit-Violent-Acts

· Sweden: Migration Board Staff Receives Death Threats From Savage Migrants

· Muslim Shouting Allahu Akbar Attacks Seven People Including Three Police Officers In Toulouse


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Huckabee Sanders Got Question About Hillary Book, Had Entire Room Laughing At Reporter

· Despite What Pelosi Says, Trump “Is Committed To Building The Wall”

· Schumer Caught On Hot Mic Saying He Advised An Amenable Trump To ‘Sometimes Step Left’

· 11-Year-Old-Mows-The-Lawn-At-The-White-House-And-Meets-Trump

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

· Coulter Claps Back: ‘If We Aren’t Getting Wall, I’d Rather Have President Pence’

BARACK OBAMA

· The-Liberal-Media-Is-Trying-To-Bury-This-Highly-Damaging-Video-Of-Obama-That-Just-Surfaced-Lets-Make-It-Viral

CONGRESS

· GOP Senator Says He Nearly Has The Votes For Obamacare Repeal

· Senate-Gears-Up-For-Final-Defense-Bill-Vote-Monday

· Ted Cruz On Tax: ‘Flat Tax Is The Best Lever For Job Growth And Higher Wages’

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Navy’s-Blueberries-Uniform-On-The-Way-Out-Starting-Next-Month

· Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Even MORE Clinton Emails Uncovered, Additional Mishandling of Classified

· Judge Orders Investigation Into Lawyers Who Helped Hillary Delete Emails

· Why Won’t Hillary Just Go Away?

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Horowitz: Even Democrats Once Understood ‘Justice & Fairness’ In Immigration

TERRORISTS

· Mike-Huckabee-Blames-Englands-Open-Borders-For-Their-Terror-Attacks

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Sweden “Cannot Cope” With Huge Numbers Of Rapes

HEALTH

· Study Prompts Call To Examine Flu Vaccine And Miscarriage

EDUCATION

· Ben-Shapiro-Speaks-At Berkeley

· UVA Pres: 'I Strongly Disagree' With Protestors' Decision To Cover Thomas Jefferson Statue

INTERNATIONAL

· South Korean Delegation Asks Trump for Nuclear Warheads

· North Korea Proves It Can Hit Guam With Fresh Missile Launch: Kim Jong-Un Brags

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