Sunday, October 8, 2017

10-8-17 Briefs


ATTN ARIZONA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: With North Korea as a threat to the US, why can’t we get a list of products from North Korea that we can boycott?, asks reader Mark Lewis. North-Korean-Workers-Preparing-Seafood-in China-for U-S-Stores & Restaurants: AP-Probe

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Three Arizona Freedom Caucus members from the Arizona Congressional Delegation, left to right, Rep Trent Franks, Rep Paul Gosar and Rep Andy Biggs, spoke to the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Convention held in Mesa  Friday evening and all day Saturday . Gosar, who also the chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, led a special order on the House floor Tuesday to call attention to the disastrous wildfire season – which encompasses Arizona. Dan Schultz photo.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Oct 14 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale for a presentation the AZ Dental Care Debate. 9:30 am social. 11 am brunch. Hear directly from Goldwater's national health policy expert Naomi Lopez-Bauman, and political consultant Kristen Boilini, about dental therapy, the reform that can increase dental access and affordability here in Arizona - as well as from Dr. Regina Cobb, to learn more about the views of those who oppose the measures. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

Conservative Commentator Laura Ingraham will be flying into Scottsdale for Sen candidate Kelli Ward’s kickoff reception between 6-8 pm, Tues., Oct 17 at the Hilton Scottsdale resort, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. A VIP reception is scheduled at 5 pm. RSVP HERE Admission includes a copy of Ingraham’s new book: “Billionaire at the Barricades”The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump. RSVP required register online. Or print and complete this form

With The Passage Of SB1191, political parties can now send official call letters to  precinct committeemen by email providing that PC opts-in to receive them via e-mail, rather than regular mail. If you opt-in to receive call letter by email, you will not receive a call letter by USPS mail, according to Republican leadership. Opt-in at please opt-in here:

On Thursday, The Bureau Of Land Management And The Department Of The Interior announced they cancelled the proposed 10-million-acre mineral withdrawal in six Western states, and that the agencies are initiating action to overturn restrictive Sage Grouse regulations implemented by the Obama Administration. “The de facto Sage Grouse listing and 20-year mineral moratorium on 10 million acres proposed by the Obama Administration is the greatest regulatory threat to the West,” explained Chairman Paul Gosar of Arizona. “New mining operations on this massive swath of land with more than 7,000 active claims were prohibited for two years. Today’s mineral withdrawal cancellation allows job creators and hardrock miners to get back to work immediately. I am extremely grateful to Secretary Zinke and Acting BLM Director Nedd in that regard. And while taking steps to unwind the 98 Obama plan amendments on approximately 70 million other acres is welcomed, Congress must act in order to provide timely and permanent certainty on this issue for local stakeholders and Western communities.”

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Last Tuesday, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar led a special order on the House floor to call attention to the disastrous wildfire season and the need for active management reforms. On Wednesday at 1pm, 31 members of the House -  led by the Western Caucus -  submitted a letter to OMB requesting action on wildfires. By 5:30pm, the Administration released its supplemental disaster relief request providing $576.5 million for wildfires and recommending active management reforms. 

More Than 50,000 Fires Have Burned More Than 8.4 Million Acres So Far In 2017. The Forest Service has already spent more than $2.3 billion on suppression costs this fiscal year alone - a new record. According to the Forest Service another 60-80 million acres throughout the country are currently considered high risk. The House Committee on Natural Resources reports that in 2016, wildfires destroyed 4,312 structures, including 3,192 residences. Mismanagement has left our forests vulnerable to insects and disease and ripe for catastrophic wildfires. The system is broken. We need forest management reforms, and we need them now.

Lydia Abril will be hosting Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meetings every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s Ls Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

AZ Heroes to Hometowns is again gather donations for Turkeys to Troops so military families can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,000 - $20 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks may be mailed to AZ Heroes to Hometowns, PO Box 31646, Mesa AZ 85275. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at All donations labeled Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Please consider helping the families that have done their part to fight for our freedom:

      · $1,000 feeds 50 families

      · $500 feeds 25 families

      · $200 feeds 10 families

      · $20 feeds 1 family

Contact founder Kathy Pearce at 480-330-1632 or or
AZ H2H, P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275

The Forest Service Only Harvested 2.5 Billion Board Feet In 2016 compared to over 10 billion board feet in 1990. Hazardous fuels are estimated to be accumulating three times as fast as they can be treated. This is a treatable problem, and one which we understand the causes of very well. The Forest Service’s own Fuel Treatment Effective Database reports that “over 90% of the fuel treatments were effective in changing fire behavior and/or helping with control of the wildfire.” Unfortunately, federal land management agencies have failed to recognize this correlation and timber harvests are down 80% over the last 30 years. Such flawed thinking also negatively impacts education and local communities as historically 25% of the receipts from all timber harvested by the federal government go toward schools and important infrastructure projects. Eight times in the last 12 years, the Forest Service has moved funds from other operating accounts to fight fire, depleting accounts for forest management in the process that would help prevent catastrophic wildfires. This flawed approach causes the spending of  billions of dollars on the backend to suppress fire, neglecting fire prevention and putting our communities at increasing risk of catastrophic fire, according to FS spokesman.

Steve Kates “Call To Rights” Radio Show can be heard at 11 am., Sun., Oct 8 on 1100AM, KFNX. A discussion will be held on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, with Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy on mass gun violence and WND Author Leo Hohmann, authorof " Stealth Invasion, " Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad. Call in numbers:   602 277-5369  Local 866 536-1100 Nationally.

A Trump-Pence One Year Anniversary Celebration is scheduled Nov 8 at Briarwood Country Club, 2008 N 135th in Sun City West. 5:30pm Social Time, Dinner at 6:15 pm. $26 per ticket (you can reserve a table of 8). The speakers will be County Attorney Bill Montgomery, State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, and Secretary of State Michelle Reagen. Reservation deadline Nov 1. Send reservation check to Roy Jenks  13001 West Broken Arrow Drive, Sun City West, AZ.  85375. Event co-sponsored by LD22 Precinct Committeeman & Chairman of the Event Roy Jenks, Sun City West Republican Club, LD 22 members, & the Waking-Up America Club. Contacts:  Jenks -Cell 651-283-1133 or Jan Martinson--623-546-37523.

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Karen Gevaert PC/SC--Thank you Marianne Ferrari, my apology to Jade Jones, thank you for your efforts in righting the wrong. 10-6-17 Briefs

Lyle Tuttle, Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Regarding ASU College Republicans (See 10-7-17-Briefs): Where does our current Maricopa County Chair fit in this mess?  Wasn't he the chairman recently?  Looks like they are learning from the AZGOP's actions...what a shame! "The truth? You can't handle the truth!!" That line from a recent movie speaks loudly drank their kool-aid, and now you are suffering the after effects. LEARN FROM THIS!! You may learn that people will lie to your faces to gain what they want -- your job as a voter is to dig down and find the TRUTH!! If you do not know what has been going on in AZ politics, you need to wake up; ask those directly involved - be very straightforward in asking your not throw softballs, get to the real issues and do not allow them to respond with answers that are not answers to your questions! We are very close to losing the GOP in AZ......I hope YOUR GENERATION is the one that will stop and reverse this slip-sliding into the mud!!

Warren Woodward Of Sedona: Longtime readers may recall I made a public records request of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) regarding documents and emails concerning the "smart" meter health study that the ACC asked the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to perform. The ACC redacted stuff they had no legal right to redact. They even invented a redaction classification that does not exist under Arizona law, "state of mind." At the same time I also made a public records request of the ADHS. In the ADHS's response, I found a revealing email exchange between the head of the ADHS and the head of the ACC that was not in the documents I got from the ACC. In other words, the ACC hid it from me. In that exchange, the head of the ACC was prejudicing the study from the start by telegraphing the type of study the ACC wanted (favorable to "smart" meters). Remarkably, the head of the ADHS responded that he knew "intuitively" that "smart" meters were safe. The ADHS study went downhill from there. After getting blown off by the Citizen Ombudsman Office and the state Attorney General I took the ACC to Superior Court.
The Superior Court judge botched the case six ways to Sunday. Basically, in a surprising and highly unusual move, the judge gave me all the documents in unredacted form but told me they were for my eyes only. Later he asked me to show why they were not legal (even though the burden of proof was on the ACC to show why they were legal). So I went through each illegal redaction and cited specific examples, and then the judge busted me for violating his gag order. On top of that, the judge then dismissed the case saying I could keep the records he gave me but not share them. That's called "prior restraint" and big, big 1st Amendment no-no. So I filed an appeal in the Court of Appeals, and yesterday they ruled in my favor. See
The Court of Appeals awarded me court filing fees and process server cost of $544. Unlike a lawyer, I don't get paid for my time, but getting those costs back is better than nothing. And of course winning is the main thing. I don't know why they'd bother but the ACC can appeal this to the Arizona Supreme Court, and the case has actually been "remanded" back to the Superior Court, but in my opinion that judge's hands are pretty much tied by the Court of Appeals' decision. PS - Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services picked up this story. See sedona man gets new chance to prove regulators withheld information on smart meters



Sen Marco Rubio will be in Scottsdale Mon, Oct 9 for a fundraising luncheon for Sen Jeff Flake at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia. Reservations $100 donation. $500 VIP reception.

The Western Pinal County Chapter of AZRA will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Oct 9 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ to hear Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr Robert Branch. Branch, an adjunct faculty member at Grand Canyon University, is in his third term as a Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commissioner, a past LD13 Chairman , a registered Republican since 1976 and a Tea Party member since 2010. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins

LD 29  will meet at 7 pm, Mon., Oct 9 at Genie G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Social time starts at 6:30.  If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert,  623.330.3622.

Oct 10

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues., Oct 10 at 2017 at Paseo Verde Christian Church,  7569 W Greenway Rd.,  Peoria 85345, to discuss current events such as Antifa's proposed plan of for Nov 4th, and your right to self-defense as a citizen.  No admission fee. Contact:   Randy Miller at (623) 866-3544.

LD 27 Will Hold A Social Gathering, instead of their regular monthly meeting, at 7pm, Oct 10 at the Fired Pie (24th St/Baseline).  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.  

OCT 11

Arrowhead Republican Women will meet for luncheon with acclaimed author/historian Larry Schweikart on Oct 11 at Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave/Meeker Blvd. Reservations required $20 for the luncheon, payable at the door by cash or check made out to "ARW." Schweikart newest book How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution and prior book A Patriot's History of the United States will be available for purchase. (No credit cards on books.) Reservations deadline Oct 8. RSVP to Lezlee at 602-354-5224.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Oct 11 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway Dunlap Ave exit I-17) with Radio/TV personality Christy Charles.  Her current show “Jesus Asks, Are You Listening? on HSBN. She was heard on 1280 in Phoenix for 17 years.

The Grande Valley Republican Women​ will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., Oct 11 at Boston Pizza off Florence Blvd in Casa Grande. Surprise speaker. Pizza and salad - $15 per person. Contact Irene Littleton 520-840-4064 by Oct 10.

OCT 13

LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko and her husband Joe will host the 6 pm., Sat., Oct 13 “West Valley Keep It Red” fundraiser t their home at 6740 W Corrine Drive in Peoria. RSVPs are due by Thurs, Oct 12, with Teresa Wright at 623.498.7999.


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Sen Sylvia Allen: I have attached my latest update, Republic Versus A Democracy, which I hope you will read to fully understand why the Founders gave us a Republic not a Democracy.  I believe that only by being educated about our form of government can we restore our liberties as well as help "Make America great again." This next election you will once again be asked to vote directly on propositions that will become law.  Once our State Constitution provided a check and a balance for laws passed through direct vote and the Legislature could repair or change parts of the new law, but that protection has been taken away from you the citizen.   What the majority passes we cannot change without it going back to the ballot for another vote.  One such proposition you will vote on in 2018  will be to repeal the expansion of the Education Scholarship Accounts.  These ESA's put parents in charge of their children's education.  These are a small scholarship given out to a few thousands parents compared to the children in District schools.   ESA's can't go above .05% of the 1.1 million K-12 students registration.  Today 20% of K-12 is in a public Charter School.  District schools by far educate more of our children.  So why should the District school community work to put on the ballot through a direct democracy vote to rid parents of this choice? I believe that parents not government is in charge of their children's education and ESA's provide another choice for families.  I hope that you will take time to read this update and reflect upon the blessings provided in a Republican form of government, and be motivated to restoring our Republic.


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