Thursday, September 28, 2017

9-28-17 Briefs


Jeff DeWit, State Treasurer 2017Arizona’s short-term Local Government Investment Pool, fully managed by the State Treasurer’s office, received the highest rating possible by Standard and Poor’s Rating Service, State Treasurer Jeff DeWit told the State Board of Investment at today's monthly meeting. “This is independent confirmation on the great work our investment staff is doing to protect taxpayer funds,” DeWit said. He added “This benefits taxpayers in all corners of Arizona, as many rural communities take advantage of depositing their money in this fund.” Under Standard and Poor’s recently revised, and more stringent Fund Credit Quality Ratings Methodology, the Arizona Local Government Investment Pool 5 (LGIP) was assigned a AAAf/S1+ rating, the highest possible, by Standard and Poor’s rating services. The fund had a balance of $1 billion as of August 31, 2017 and consists of voluntary deposits by Arizona local governments. As a statewide constitutional officer, Treasurer DeWit serves as the state’s Banker and Investment Official for the State of Arizona, Chairman of the State Board of Investment. He is charged with the prudent custody and management of taxpayer monies and oversight of nearly $13.7 billion in assets under management.

Chairwoman McDaniel Stands Behind President Trump's Remarks On Standing During The National Anthem McDaniel: I think the President of the United States, the commander in chief, the person who has to make the decisions as to whether we send our men and women in harm's way, the person who sees the flag draped caskets when they come back to this country has every right to say we should stand for our flag and our national anthem. I can't think of any person who takes that more seriously than the President of the United States and he's done exactly the right thing and I think he speaks for a lot of people across this country. He's not shutting down free speech, of course not. There is free speech. People have the right to do whatever they want from a free speech capacity. But I have the right and the president has to right to say, I disagree with how you’re doing it. This isn’t the right venue.

Congrats to US Representative Martha McSally for being named one of the top 10 most effective members of Congress, according to a study released today by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. The Center today released its ranking of the most effective members of the 114th Congress based on who is actually getting things done in Congress. “Representative McSally hit the ground running in her first term in Congress.  In the 114th Congress, she introduced 20 substantive bills, nine of which passed the House. Two of those, including the Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015, became law.  On the whole, she was one of the top ten most effective lawmakers in Congress, a very rare feat for a member in her first term.  Such active lawmaking and successful results do not appear to be a fluke.  In the current 115th Congress, McSally has sponsored 21 pieces of legislation so far, seven of which have passed the House,” according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking’s Co-Director Craig Volden .

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Timothy Schwartz: LD30 1st Vice Chairman: Alabama vs. Arizona. Can political parallels be drawn? In Alabama, Judge Roy Moore was elected to replace the now US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated spot. Moore won by almost 10 percentage points, after having $30 Million throw in to defeat him. Judge Moore was only able to spend 2-1/2 million. That alone meant the odds of winning were slim to none, but add to that, President Trump visited the State to campaign for Moore's opponent. This was an astounding win for the Judge. Here's the part you should know. Unaware of the secret plan by Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell, President Trump promoted Luther Strange. The Establishment wanted Strange to win against Judge Moore and they were willing to spend $30 million to defeat him. But, the 'unknowns' to Trump were clearly spelled out to his base. Steve Bannon, Sarah Palin, Sebastian Gorka, Phil Robertson, Laura Ingraham and many others became involved in the Alabama race. Draining the Swamp meant Moore needed to win! And he did, by a huge margin. Our lesson in Arizona? Kelli Ward will be running for Jeff Flakes seat. Flake will likely drop out just like Bob Corker did. But, the Establishment will put big muscle to promote Robert Graham to beat Kelli in the Primary. They'll say Kelli can't beat the Democrat in the General, the same argument they used against Moore in Alabama, but Alabama rejected that nonsense. We'll need to as well! Robert Graham is the Swamp, and we'll need to prepare now to make sure Graham does not get Arizona support.

Former US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey - My Flag: I will fight oppression and moral corruption where I see it. It is my duty as a decent human being. I will also stand for and respect my flag as long as I am able.How many people remember that the flag stood at Fort McHenry because the brave men defending the fort made certain our flag was visible to the British. It was still standing after the battle because of the men that had time and time again had run to the flag as the British repeatedly knocked it down. The Fort held and after the battle our dead American’s bodies were found surrounding the flag.  So as Francis Scott Key was actually writing “that our flag was still there”, he had no idea it was held by the bodies of the brave fallen that had propped the flag standing tall.  I remember hearing this story.   I also remember the stories of my in WWI and in WWII as a general of how he debriefed his men and saw the pain on their faces as they came back and their brothers did not. I remember seeing a veteran sobbing in public when I was 7 and not understanding why and with my mother only able to tell me he has not been loved enough. It took me until I was grown to realize it was his Countrymen that had not loved him enough. I remember my cousin telling me about eight years ago how his cot was blown up during his 8th tour of duty when he went outside for a moment to grab a cup of coffee. Or stories of brothers he has lost. I have the Freedom to express my opinions and to protest because of the brave men and women that have served. So NO!  You will not find me kneeling during our National Anthem or Pledge unless I am unable to stand and you will still find my hand over my heart. You may find a tear, but that's all.  Mr. Key wrote that We are the land of the free and the home of the brave.   We are indeed. We are the land of the free, BECAUSE of the brave. 

Brian Reilly, Former LD22PC & Current Maricopa County Republican: One never to give up a great publicity gimmick, former Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio continues to push his investigation of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate that I and 241 other citizens requested back in August of 2011. From Sept 27, 2017 Mercury News joe-arpaio-fresno-republican-event “In an interview on Tuesday afternoon, Arpaio, who lost re-election in November after 24 years in office, said the [Sept 29, 2017] Fresno event [is] an example of his renewed ‘mission’ to fight for conservative ideas around the country. That includes, he said, his continuing (and widely debunked) effort to prove that former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is fake.”  And…“One thing he appears to disagree with the president about is Obama’s heritage. Arpaio said he plans on continuing a long-running investigation into Obama’s birth certificate, which he sent a deputy to Hawaii to conduct as sheriff. He wants Congress to pass a law requiring background checks for presidential candidates.” While I agree that there should be stringent background checks regarding presidential candidates, I do not agree with the utilization of an alleged birth certificate investigation to further that goal, because the investigation has long since been discredited by real evidence.  Specifically, a Verification of Birth issued to former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, by the state of Hawaii in May of 2012, which resulted in Obama’s placement on the 2012, Arizona election ballot.  A Verification of Birth was also sent to the Mississippi Democratic Party in May of 2012, for use in a court case.  Arpaio, conveniently ignores evidence that contradicts his alleged findings.  ken-bennett-gets-obama-birth-records If Joe Arpaio truly wishes to seek political office again within the GOP, he, based on his name recognition and his 24 years of service in Maricopa County, would best drop the birth certificate schtick, and quit beating a dead horse. Editor’s Note: Ironically, Arpaio fans think it’s time for you “quit beating on Joe”.- ft.

The Arizona Federation of Women is offering Parliamentary Leadership Training on Robert’s Rules of Order – the recognized guide to running meetings and conferences – between 1-4 pm., Thurs., Oct 26 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, 1011 W Holmes Ave., in Mesa. Michael Peck, PRP, will be the presenter. Pre-Convention fee is $50. Registration Contact AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino at (480) 577-0291 C (480) 460-7101

The Chips N Salsa Show Saturday at 4PM welcomes guests Maricopa County GOP Secretary Cynthia Casaus and GOP Activist Archie Dicksion limited proxy advocate, at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 30. Co-Host LD 19 Chairman George Ortiz will be MIA, while Co-Host LD 27 State Committeeman Alice Lara with fill-in with Host Veteran Marine Ronnie Jimenez for headlines /commentary/entertainment from a Latino Republican perspective. Get the latest from Fast & Furious whistleblower Jeff Prather on his weekly Prather Point.  Listen online or watch FACEBOOK Live. Contact

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., Thurs., Oct 5 at a temporary venue – the Wyndham (Osborn/2nd Avenue).  Social Hour 5:30 pm. Free parkingFull dinner with beverage& desert $30 - RSVP to Jan Webb

LD 27 Will Hold A Social Gathering, instead of their regular monthly meeting, at 7pm, Oct 10 at the Fired Pie (24th St/Baseline). Chairman Brandon Jones and the leadership will be available along to address PC Art Olivas’s recent commentary. See 2017_09_25_archive. and 2017_09_26_archive Visit and the South Mountain GOP Facebook page.  Central City Radio Owner Julian Allison will be on hand if you would like to learn about how to affordably host your own radio show. 

The Black Mountain Community Alliance is hosting a Coffee with Police Commander Chuck Morin at 8:30 a.m., Thurs., Sept 28 at the Times Square Restaurant, 716 E Union Hills Drive in Phoenix.

The Arizona Game And Fish Department Has Temporarily Closed Frye Creek to fishing in order to evaluate and restore a population of Gila trout following widespread habitat damage on Mt. Graham due to this past summer’s Frye Fire and ensuing flooding. The Department hopes to reopen the stream to fishing once habitat is suitable for stocking of Gila trout and a population is established that can sustain angling pressure. The closure does not include Frye Mesa Reservoir, where Gila trout are stocked for recreational opportunities.  However, the area is still under a closure order issued by the Coronado National Forest. In June, the 48,000-acre Frye Fire severely impacted the habitat in Frye Creek and nearby Ash Creek, and both populations of Gila trout, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, were effected by post-fire flood events that moved large amounts of ash, sediment and debris through the creeks. Fortunately, just prior to the flooding, AZGFD salvaged 190 Gila trout from Frye and Ash creeks and they were transported in good health to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Mora National Fish Hatchery in New Mexico.

Newly Remodeled Glenn Meadows Park was reopened to the public Saturday evening, with a ribbon-cutting … Read more

The AzFRW  Luncheon with special guest Rachel Campos-Duffey is scheduled at noon, Sat., Oct 28 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 1011 W Holmes Ave., in Mesa. $50 per ticket. Contact:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies are coming to grips with the fact that the next GOP colleague in their club is likely to be a conservative firebrand who the No. 2 Senate Republican just last week said would not be a reliable member of the conference. Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama’s GOP primary on Tuesday is trouble for McConnell, who will have a new disruptive force to deal with in the Senate — assuming Moore wins the general election in December. Moore provided a blueprint for defeating Senate GOP incumbents that involved using McConnell as a punching bag — something the Senate GOP leader and his colleagues all noticed. Read the full story here.




Tempe Republican Women will host a Zoyo Yogurt Fundraiser between 5-9 pm., Thurs., Sept 28 at Ray/Rural Road. 20% of the proceeds go to the TRW. Contact: President Jessica Merrow

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet with Author And 25-Year Arabic Translator/Analyst For The National Security Agency Barry Web who will address "Interfering In The Elections Of Other Countries: The Obama and Hillary Style” at 7 pm, Thurs., Sept 28 at the Ahwatukee Fire Station, 4110 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix 85044. Web’s Power Point show will expose the many times that the Obama Administration interfered in the political processes of other countries.


The Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita is hosting a Republican Roundup BBQ, featuring speaker Jeff DeWit, State Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer for the 2016 Trump campaign in Arizona, and meet US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 5 pm., Sat., Sept 30 at the Cow Palace in Amado, AZ. $35 per person. $30 for RCGV/S members. No host bar. Tickets – Send Check To RCGV/S INC., P.O. Box 831, Green Valley, AZ 85622. Questions - contact President Jim Stone 520-336-8495 or Kay Kohler 520-904-9103. For membership contact Vinnie 907-3367)


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· Trump Unveils 'Middle Class Miracle' Tax Plan...

· …Breakdown: Cuts For Families, American Businesses

· Open-Letter-To-NFL-Players-You’re-Being-Used

· Antifa Rioter Who Threw Burning Flares Into A Police Cruiser Gets Hard Prison Time

· Taya-Kyle-Widow-Of-American-Sniper-Slams-The-NFL-Over-Take-A-Knee-Protest/

· McCain Is Cool With NFL Disrespecting The Flag….No Surprise There

· Clash Poll: Should We Demand All Federal Support Of Pro Football Be Terminated?

· illegals Costing American Taxpayers Over $135 B A Year, Highest In History

· Sen Kamala Harris, A Democrat 2020 Hopeful, Just Got Schooled Bigtime On Twitter Over The Meaning Of Bail

· Trump Tweets Video Compilation Of 13 Times McCain Promised Repeal

· A Couple Of Latinos… Look At Issues From Alleged Racism To Election To “Dreamers”

· John Wayne’s Girls Share Favorite Memories About Their Famous Dad

· It’s High Time To Start Defending American Ideals And The West Again

· O'Reilly: Progressives Don't Want White People 'Calling The Shots'

· Trump Aims At Tax Reform After GOP Doesn't Fulfill Its Promise To Repeal Obamacare

· McCain Says ‘He’s About Duty, Honor, And Country; Trump Is About Money’

· Psychotic Liberals Now Saying, ‘Patriotism Is For White People’

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· Tucson Police Officer’s #Takeaknee Video Goes Viral

· Politics And Football Don’t Belong In The Same Sentence

· Arizona Assistant Among Those Arrested In College Basketball Bribery Scandal

· American Sniper’s Widow Just Dropkicked The NFL And It’s Pretty Close To Perfect

· Border Patrol Agents Arrest 2 MS-13 Gang Members

· 8 Years Of Obama Left NASA A Wreck, But Here's What 8 Months Of Trump Did

· Fans All Over America Are Burning Jerseys To Show Their Anger With The NFL

· Survey Finds Goodell Almost As Unpopular As Trump

· Border Patrol Agents Carry Man With Broken Legs 1 Mile

· Bill O’Reilly Guests On Hannity: Slams Jaguars And Ravens For Their Disgusting Stunt In London [Video]

· Axe The Tax Has Plan For Oro Valley’s $2 Million Budget Surplus

· Sponsor-Drops-Brandon-Marshall-For-Kneeling-During-National-Anthem/

· Mesa Police Arrest Backpage.Com Human Traffickers

· Valley Venezuelans React After Country Is Included In Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

· Fans, Foes React To Wildcat Assistant Basketball Coach Arrest For Corruption

· Sierra Vista Man Sentenced For Attempted Transportation Of A Minor For Sex

· The Bunkerville-Prosecution-Panic-Attack/

· Tempe Designer Wins International Halloween Costume Design Contest

· Motorcycle Collision Fatal For Tucson Man


· Contrarian McCain’s Legacy: Colluding With The Left From his bonding to amnesty for illegals, lack of commitment to tax reform and bonding to campaign finance measures crafted to benefit Democrats — through to his deception on health care reform and sports teams’ refusal to respect our American flag and national anthem — McCain takes the wrong side

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· Republicans-Must-Consider-Whether-Its Leadership Can Accomplish Anything

· Congratulations Judge Roy Moore On Winning Alabama Republican Primary Senate Race

· The National Anthem More Than A Song By Dr Ada M Fisher

· Walmart And NestlĂ© Are Spearheading A Massive Change In Food Expiration Dates


· Arizona Vs. Arizona. Political Parallels?

· Water Bailout? Colorado River Tribes Pose Statewide Leasing Idea

· Join The Boycott! Stand With America!


· NFL-Players-Are-Like-Monkeys-Imitating-One-Another


· Fake News Writer Who Thought He Got Trump Elected Found Dead In Bed [Video]

· This Trump NFL & NBA Meme Is Very Offensive – In Other Words, It’s True

· Boom! Trump Tweets Video Compilation Of 13 Times McCain Promised Repeal

· Trump-Unleashes-Video-Of McCain Promise That Has Him Scrambling/


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· Illegals Costing American Taxpayers Over $135 Bil A Year, Highest In History


· Crazy Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels In Congress Over... Fake Racism


· The Jihad Against Freedom Of Speech Is Advancing & This Shows Just How Far It's Advanced


· Black Army Officer: ‘#Takeaknee Is Disrespectful, Not Justified’

· Head Of National Guard: ‘I Haven’t Seen Any Delay In Federal Help For Puerto Rico’

· Army Opens Investigation Into West Point Grad For Promoting Communism

· Iran Claims Successful Missile Launch - US Says It Didn’t Happen

· ANTIFA Is Already Letting Us Know They Will Be Inciting Insurrection On November 4

· Fans All Over America Are Burning Jerseys To Show Their Anger With The NFL

· Trump Aims At Tax Reform After GOP Doesn't Fulfill Its Promise To Repeal Obamacare

· Communist-Cadet-Pics-Show-Obamas-Fundamental-Transformation-Is-Here


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· Media-Ignore-Mass-Shooting-Tennessee-Because-It-Doesn’t Fit Their Leftisti Narrative


· Muslim It Spy Funneling ‘Massive’ Data Off Congressional Server - Dems Claim It’s Child’s Homework


· Rockets And Grenades Fired At Kabul Airport After Mattis’ Arrival

· Million-Christians-Pray-Rosary-Poland-Border-Commemorating-Defeat-Islam

· Lebanon-Christian-Prez-Estimated-1.5-Million-Syrian-Refugees-Must-Go-Home

· Venezuelan Leader Preps Skeleton Army As Citizens Starve

· Saudi Government Says It Will Allow Women To Drive For The First Time

· France Lets Man Who Was On Terror Watch List Become Police Officer