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Thursday, November 2, 2017

11-2-17 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

The Supt Of Public Education Race Is Heating Up. Yesterday afternoon Gila Watch posted Claims About Frank Riggs' "Environmental Record" Are Flatly Wrong and Very Misleading that reads:At a recent Legislative District meeting, Frank Riggsan opponent of Frank Riggs, who is also running for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, asserted that two bills co-sponsored by former Congressman Riggs "...crippled the logging industry" and "crippled the fishing industry."  The fact is that Congressman Riggs did exactly the opposite!  His bills helped those industries!  He was one of the strongest supporters in Congress of the resource-based industries and private property rights.  Because of his opposition to the extreme environmental movement, eco-terrorists targeted Riggs and even rampaged through his office vandalizing it and dragging in a tree stump and chaining themselves to it. Riggs stated, “Former Congressman John Doolittle, one of the most conservative members of Congress, was the primary author/sponsor of H.R. 3467.  His district, like mine, contained significant forestland.  I'm sure he'd be surprised to hear he sponsored legislation that "crippled" the forest products industry.  In fact, John and I, along with our colleague, Congressman Richard Pombo, led the fight to reform the Endangered Species Act.   See Enough is Enough.  For my efforts, I was labeled one of the "Dirty Dozen" by the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Wilderness League, and all the other far-left environmental groups.”

     Several hours later Riggs opponent, candidate Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Branch, responded: “Last week at the Estrella Republican Club meeting, I stated that that I believed that Frank Riggs’ co-sponsored ‘Spotted Owl’ and ‘Dungeness Crab’ Bob Branchbills helped to cripple the logging and fishing industry in CA. I stand by that statement. Today, Anita Christy, a Riggs supporter, posted “Claims about Frank Riggs' "Environmental Record" Are Flatly Wrong and Very Misleading” in her Gilbert Watch. She went on to say, ‘The fact is that Congressman Riggs did exactly the opposite!  His bills helped those industries!’ Since this is now in the public eye, I feel compelled to reply. Here are the facts from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on California’s crippled timber industry: (fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw)

1.      California’s forest products industry’s annual capacity to process saw-timber has decreased by nearly 70 percent, from 6 billion board feet Scribner in the late 1980s to 1.7 billion board feet in 2009.

2.      Harvests from federal timberland (mainly national forest land) declined 75 percent during the 1990s owing to numerous policy and legal constraints on timber harvesting. Private harvest was also lower in the 1990s, resulting largely from increasing state regulation of timber harvesting. Overall, California’s timber harvest volume fell sharply throughout the 1990s. At the end of the decade, local and national markets for lumber and other wood products were strong, but in-state harvest was just over 2 billion board feet in 1999—less than half of the harvest levels of the late 1980s.

In that USDA report it is stated that even though there was a strong national and local (CA) demand for lumber, harvest levels fell by 50% by 1999 (in CA).  The main reason given in that USDA report was “…numerous policy and legal constraints on timber harvesting.”  In that same report, the CA timber production is down another 15+% from 1999 to 2009.  With production down, and tens of thousands of jobs lost, that is by all accounts, a "crippled industry"; the reason given by the USDA was, “…numerous policy and legal constraints on timber harvesting.”

If Anita Christy’s claims that Riggs’ bills “helped those industries” are correct, where is uptick in the harvest of lumber in CA since that Bill went into law? Where are the new timber related jobs in CA since that Bill was signed into law? There are none, in fact, based on this USDA report, lumber production and related jobs are down substantially in CA.  The facts I cite are from the USDA (California's Forest Products Industry and Timber Harvest, 2006) and support my claims. Editor’s Note: Folks, disagareements are bound to arise as campaigns get underway… so be wise and do your own research on any and all candidates and their statements. Get acquainted with the candidates, check out their voting records and backgrounds.- ft

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

Political Activist Lolly Hathhorn:  “It seems that everyone is coming out of the woodwork to run against Dr. Kelli Ward for the Flake’s senate seat.  Where were you before now?  Also, DeWit has said he will not run as long as Dr. Ward is running.  I hope he is a man of his word!  Maybe he MISSPOKE?  Why would it take for President Trump to endorse him when it seems that President Trump did endorse Dr. Ward in a roundabout way at the Prescott rally.  Maybe I did not understand it correctly.  Why not endorse Dr. Ward and not muddy the waters with everyone from McSally to Schweikert involved.  Why do Republicans always go against each other?  Can anyone out there please get some guts (and stones) and tell everyone why Dr. Ward is not qualified?!  As far as the poll that George Khalaf took, I never saw the way the question was asked as to whether one would vote for Dr. Ward or not.  I also would like to know which list of voters they got their information from.   By the way, if any of you liberals out there want to be honest, why don’t you ask yourselves ‘How many nationalities (other than Muslim) have committed terrorist attacks on people around the world.  I guess I am an islamaphobe.‘”  I only know that I am against islamist terrorists!  GOD bless America, our wonderful President Trump and our brave soldiers without whom I could not write this letter.

LD20 PC Wes Harris: The Republican Briefs has taken on a new persona which I do not believe is in the best interests of either the publican (sic) nor our two Republican groups...The MCR and AzRA. In short, it is getting a bit 'smutty' as evidenced by 11-1-17-briefs paragraphs on the very honorable Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita.  The comments, which I will not repeat here, were offensive to me and I am sure to Rep. Ugenti-Rita regarding an interchange between she (named) and another member (unnamed) and are not pertinent to anything that the Brief's is intended to print...in my opinion.  Additionally, whatever trouble she and her former husband Frank Ugenti are having is none of anyone's business other than those closely aligned with the family...surely not your entire distribution list. Please, in the future let's stick to the issues that this publication has printed in its long and illustrious history and stay away from rumors, innuendos and personality snipping. Editor’s Note: Ugenti-Rita recently publicly revealed that she was sexually harassed by male colleagues and has faced retaliation for reporting her experience.  A 11-1-17-briefs reader responded with links to other stories. Briefs maintains that AZ needs to clean up the home front as the public learns more about sexual harassment, child porn, deviate behavior,, etc  by powerbrokers throughout the world. 10-31-17 Briefs While this may make some uncomfortable, it will continue (business as usual) if not openly addressed. Apparently Gov Doug Ducey also thinks it’s time to get a handle on the behind the scenes shenanigans’ (smut as Harris would call it) at the lawmakers fun factory. See gov-ducey-says-more-need-to-be-done-to-end-sexual-harassment-at-the-capitol. –ft

Free tickets for the AZGOP Tour stop in Prescott are available at yavapai-tickets  for the 5 pm., Fri, Nov 3 BBQ scheduled at the Prescott Wedding Chapel, 105 W Carleton St in downtown Prescott.

The “We Want Jeff DeWit for Senate’ post cards can be obtained by contacting Yavapai County GOP PC Rick Hennessey at rickhe1@msn.com 928 499 9342.

Have A Cup Of Coffee with Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates at 8 am., Thurs., Nov 2 at Scott’s Generations Deli, 742 E Glendale Ave #142, Phoenix, AZ 85020 with guest Bruce Liggett, Maricopa County Human Services Director .

Chi Town Ex Pat Show host Ronald Harders will interview LD20 Wes Harris at 2 pm., Sat. Nov 4 on CentralCityRadio.com KING FM 602-565-4042 Contact: HBARONAZ@msn.com

Jeff Prather makes a weekly ‘Prather Point” recording that is featured on the Chips N Salsa Show, according to talk show host Alice Lara.

Tom Morrissey’s Radio Riders Show is streamed and broadcast on KRIM 96.3 FM  and krimfm.com from Payson at 3 pm., Thursdays. Tomorrow's show will be loaded with music and music history that will entertain and maybe even  surprise you with some historical facts.

The Anthem Veteran’s Parade And Community Picnic is scheduled between 11:30 -0 3 pm., Sat., Nov 4. No admission fee to enter the park. Contact: Arthur Cooper arthurcooper61@hotmail.com

"The Way Of The Shadow Wolves", authored by Tom Morrissey and Steve Seagal made it to another Amazon Genre List Native American Lawman at Number One.  It is a list of a little less than 300 books. Meanwhile on another Amazon Genre List of over 15,000 books Deep State it is at Number 12.  The novel is based on what has happened to our country as a result of corruption throughout our government over the past 30 years which has brought us to the point of where a police officer cannot do his or her job.  The same can be said for our military, according to Morrissey. Morrissey is a past AZGOP chairman.

sylvia allenLD6 Sen Sylvia Allen of Snowflake has announced her candidacy for re-election. Allen promised to continue her work on behalf of northern Arizona by:

· Protecting families and small businesses from new taxes and excessive government spending

      · Strengthening schools and empowering teachers by continuing to advocate for more dollars to be spent in the classroom and for more resources to be provided to hard-working teachers

      · Safeguarding precious freedoms, such as our property and business rights.

One of Allen’s top priorities will continue to be K-12 education. Her work on education has been recognized by the Arizona School Administrators which recognized Allen with its Champion of Education award in 2016. In 2016, the Arizona Board of Regents named her a Higher Education Champion, and she was named Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Community College Coordinating Council for her work on behalf of Arizona’s community colleges. She has also received the:

     · Americans for Prosperity “Champion of the Taxpayer” Award (2016 & 2017)

     · American Conservative Union “Conservative Excellence” Award

     · March of Dimes “Legislative Champion” (2017)

     · Friend of the Family (2016)

     · Arizona Parents for EducationGolden Apple Award” (2016)

A fiscal conservative and native of rural Arizona, Senator Allen has served as President of the Rim Chapter of People for the West from 1991 – 1994 and as Southwest Field Director from 1994 – 2000. She was elected Chairman of the Navajo County Republican Party from 2000 – 2005. From 2003 – 2006 she served as a board member of the Mogollon Medical Foundation. In 2008, she was appointed by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors to fill the term of the late Senator Jake Flake, and was elected by the voters to that office in November 2008. In 2012 she was elected to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, and was elected once more to the State Senate in 2014. She and her husband Rick are the parents of five children and 19 grandchildren.

The AZGOP Victory Tour will arrive at 8 am., Fri., Nov 3 at the Gila County Republican Committee’s Payson headquarters, 307 South Beeline Highway. Coffee, donuts, bagels, etc, will be available. Gila County elected officials and the public have been invited. Contact: Chairman Gary Morris at 602-803-7366.

Navajo County Republican Chairman Steven Slaton’s ‘The Trumped Store’ in Show Low is selling “No More RINOS Take Back the GOP” T-shirts. For purchasing details contact Slaton at slatonsteven58@gmail.com

Pima County Republican Leadership Initiative Training will be offered at 9 am, Sat., Nov 4 at Pima GOP Headquarters, 1740 East Fort Lowell Road, Suite 140 (next door to Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant). Wear your walking shoes for Get Out the Vote!

All Current Members Of Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW), Chandler Republican Women (CRW), Mesa Republican Women (MRW), and Tempe Republican Women (TRW) are invited to participate in a regional event scheduled for Fri., Nov 3 at the Arizona State Capitol.  ARW Member and LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard will be their special capital tour host and conduct a “mock” legislative session.  Meet at the House of Representatives Building, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.  Parking is available at Wesley Bolin Plaza.  Tour begins promptly at 11:30 am.  RSVP to your respective club presidents no later than Oct 30th.  Associate members are also welcome space permitting.  Contact Region Vi Director Nancy Cottle at nancy@thebrandedimage.com

Coconino County Republican Committee chairman Jeff Oravits has announced that the AZGOP Victory Tour will be in Flagstaff at 1 pm., Fri., Nov 3. AZGOP Chr Jonathan Lines will be offering lunch to visitors at the Fourth Street Professional Building, 2501 N. 4th St., in Flagstaff.

Arizona Federation of Republican Women Executive Committee 2018-2019: Top left:NFRW Pres. Carrie Almond, 2nd VP Cyndi Love, 1st VP Donna Tanzi, Pres. Loraine Pellegrino, 3rd VP Robyn Cushman, Secy Susan Marcell, Treasurer Cindy Casaus. Bottom Left: Reg 8 Dir. Allison Mary, Reg 7 Dir. Ruby White, Reg 6 Dir. Nancy Cottle, Reg 5 Dir Pat Lorenzen, Reg 4 Dir. Nancy Moschau, Reg 3 Dir. Enid Reinhart, Reg Dir. 1 Joan Harris, Reg 2 Dir. Cheryl Chase (not present). Borrowed from the Arizona Federation newsletter with Pellegrino’s permission. (Jeni White photo)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

THURS - NOV 2

Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

The Trumped Store is hosting a meet and greet for Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for US Senate, between 2-6 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at 1041 E. Deuce Of Clubs in Show Low. Refreshments on the house!

Central Republican Women of Phoenix (CRWOP) meets 6:15 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at the University Club, 39 E. Monte Vista in Phoenix. Social Hour 5:30 pm. Full dinner with beverage & desert $30 - RSVP to Jan Webb reservations@CRWOP.org

The Arizona Summit on Volunteerism & Civic Engagement Workshop is asking for proposals for its Nov 2 & 3 session at the ASU West Campus in Glendale. Details: 2017 Summit Workshop Request for Proposal

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact: Cora Lee Schingnitz, Secretary coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Concerned Citizens For America hosts “An Evening Of Conversation With Judicial Watch Southwest Project Coordinator Mark Spencer” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Spencer, the top overall police recruit from the Regional Police Academy in 1987, member of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the Arizona State Coordinator for Judicial Watch will address the latest court battles and FIOA requests initiated by Judicial Watch to expose the “Deep State”, Hillary, Bill, and Loretta and corruption in Arizona. Desserts provided.

FRI - Nov 3

Tempe Republican Women’s fundraiser garage sale is Nov 3 and 4 at 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe. Contact Jacobson.barnes4jp@gmail.com to setup a time to drop off.

All Current Members Of Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW), Chandler Republican Women (CRW), Mesa Republican Women (MRW), and Tempe Republican Women (TRW) are invited to participate in a regional event scheduled for Fri., Nov 3 at the Arizona State Capitol.  ARW Member and LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard will be their special capital tour host and conduct a “mock” legislative session.  Meet at the House of Representatives Building, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.  Parking is available at Wesley Bolin Plaza.  Tour begins promptly at 11:30 am.  RSVP to your respective club presidents no later than Oct 30th.  Associate members are also welcome space permitting.  Contact Region Vi Director Nancy Cottle at nancy@thebrandedimage.com

Coconino County Republican Committee chairman Jeff Oravits has announced that the AZGOP Victory Tour will be in Flagstaff at 1 pm., Fri., Nov 3. AZGOP Chr Jonathan Lines will be offering lunch to visitors at the Fourth Street Professional Building, 2501 N. 4th St., in Flagstaff.

THE AZGOP Victory Tour Bus will be at the Gila County Republican headquarters, 307 S Beeline Highway in Payson at 8 am., Fri., Nov 3 it tours throughout the state as part of a one-year countdown toward the November 2018 mid-term elections. Coffee, juice and donuts will be available. Local, county and state elected officials have been invited. For information call the Gila County GOP headquarters phone at 928-478-8186.

SAT - Nov 4

MRC Chairman Chris Herring has announced that the 2018 election cycle kickoff is scheduled between 8am and noon, Sat, Nov 4.Volunteers are asked to help participate in neighborhood canvassing, voter registrations, and collecting non-perishable food items for a local food bank. Volunteers should contact contact your LD Chairman or SuperSaturday@MaricopaCountyGOP.org

The Sun City West Republicans meeting is scheduled at 8:30 am, Sat., Nov 4 in the Quail Rm of the SCW Foundation Building with Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns. Burns - who will address regulation of Arizona’s private water, wastewater, electricity, gas and telecommunications companies, among other things. Burns is a former state representative, state senator, Central Arizona Water Conservation District Director, and Senate President and Appropriations Chairman. Coffee/donuts served at 8 am. A $2 donation helps defray the rental costs. Contact: www.GOP.scwclubs.com http://gop.scwclubs.com Publicity chairman Jean Goncalves at 623-214-8010.

MON - Nov 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet with AZ State Representative Jay Lawrence, Chair of the AZ Veterans Committee, and Penny Miller, Coordinator for the Veterans Administration Community Resource & Referral Center for homeless Vets, at 6 pm., Mon., Nov 6 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., meeting at 6 pm., program at 7 pm. $35 per person, spouses invited. Reservations required – Nov 2 deadline. Send check made out to LRS to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale. Or bring cash Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com

TUES - Nov 7

Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society will make a presentation on “Is a Nationalized Police Force the End-Game? At 7:30 m., Tues., Nov 7 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 1600 S Country Club Drive in Mesa. $10 cash per person. Contact Bill and Barbara Blewster 480-833-4937 wblewster@cox.net

WED - Nov 8

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 Atty. 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, & Waking-Up America Club. Contacts:  Jenks -Cell 651-283-1133 or Jan Martinson--623-546-37523.

Arrowhead Republican Women will meet with former Gov Jan Brewer at 11:30 am., Wed., Nov 8 at the Briarwood Country Club , 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration opens at 10:45am.. Cost is $20 payable at the door and includes lunch. Reservations required. RSVP at www.arrowheadrw.weebly.com or by contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

A “Night Under the Stars” fundraiser for Senate incumbent Debbie Lesko, featuring Gov. Doug Ducey, is scheduled with a cocktail reception at 5:30pm, followed with a dinner/dessert at 6 pm., on Wed., Nov 8 in the Northwest Valley. Address provided upon request. Casual attire. $1,000 Host Committee $125 Per person. RSVP to Teresa Wright Wright@wrightvision1@gmail.com or 623-498-7999.

THURS - Nov 9

Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) fall breakfast features  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich at 7:30 am., Thurs., Nov 9 at the Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. RVSP here

NEWS LINKS

· Gov-Ducey-Says-More-Need-To-Be-Done-To-End-Sexual-Harassment-At-The-Capitol

· Arizona-Senate-And Former-Revenge-Porn-Host-Candidate-Breaks-Federal-Law-Fake-Trump-Tweet

· John-Mccain-Politically-Dead-After-Caught-Doing-Hillarys-Dirty-Work


SEEING RED AZ

· Jihadist Murderer In NYC Won Diversity Visa Lottery

· Dems’ Connections To Anti-Trump Russia Dossier Analyzing The “Russia Probe”

· Reality-Takes-A-Hike-When-Trump-Haters-Gather

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Moments Ago, President Donald J. Trump Announced He Would End The Diversity Lottery Program And Chain Migration

· Halloween Bloodbath In New York City Kills Eight Injures 15.

· Presidents-Trump-Economy-Grows-3%

· Nigerian-Citizen-Sentenced-To-6-Years…

· Hillary-Bill-Clinton-And-Real-Criminal Collusion: Follow The Money

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Senate Poll: GOP Voters Uncertain Who They Want To Replace Jeff Flake

· Trey Gowdy Is Relentless – Unleashes Hell On Mueller And Hillary, Trump Is Applauding

· Exposing Tyranny Starting Nov 4

· Jim O'Connor Files To Run For Arizona Corporation Commission

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trumps-Welfare-Ban-Says-This-Is-Land-Of-Opportunity-Not-Land-Of-The-Free-Ride

· Hate-Groups-Threatening-To-Riot-After-Trump-Cuts-Their-Obama-Era-Funding

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Air Force Colonel Confines Marine General To Quarters In USS Cole Trial

· Crushed In Their Racks: Inside The John S. McCain Disaster

· Remarks-By-Senator-John-McCain-To-The-Brigade-Of-Midshipmen-At-The-Us-Naval-Academy

· Navy Crews At Fault In Fatal Collisions, Investigations Find

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Prominent Oxford Islamic Scholar Accused Of ‘Violent Rape’

PROBES/HEARINGS

· FBIs-Mueller-Made-Fatal-Mistake;-Now-It Could Set-Manafort-Free

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