Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4-19-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

The AzRA Western Pinal County Chapter will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 24 at 408 N Sacaton St ll in Casa Grande (SE corner of W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St. to learn about the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and its plans for Pinal County from Director of Pinal County Public Works Louis Andersen and ADOT Senior Planner Andy Smith. Azra meetings are free to attend, donations accepted. Contact: Nancy Hawkins at

LD22 PCs have nominated Frank Carroll, Ben Toma and John Heep to fill the legislative state representative vacancy left by Rep Phil Lovas, who has taken a position with the Trump Administration. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will appoint one of the three nominees to Lovas’ former position.

Phoenix City Councilman Sal Diciccio says registration for 2017 summer camps, classes, and sports starts Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online:

Attorney General Visits Arizona . . . Sessions Jumps Over Barricades Of Open-Borders Evasions “No matter how high the proposed Trump barriers will be, the mere fact of border laws being enforced strongly for a change seems to be an impediment too towering for many ...”

AzCDL is raffling off five Glock Model 43 pistols (Glock's single stack, sub-compact, 9mm pistols, with two magazines with each pistol on Sun., May 14. Each ticket represents FIVE chances to win.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at AzCDL's online store. Winners do not have to be present for the drawing.  However, winners must comply with all federal, state, and local laws, and must pick up the firearms from a federally licensed (FFL) firearms dealer.  If a winner does not qualify for the possession of these firearms, their ticket is invalid and a new winner will be drawn. Contact: Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

The Arrowhead Republican Women will host a Victory Celebration Picnic between noon and 4 pm., Sat, April 29 at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West. Tickets will be available at the event for $10 which includes a meal of sloppy joes, potato salad, coleslaw, cookie, and water or soda. No advance reservation needed. Ticket includes a door prize opportunity for golfing at Briarwood Country Club. Raffle baskets available for an additional ticket price. Confirmed speakers include Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, senators & representatives from LD21 & LD22 with many more invitations in process. Voter registration available at the event.
Activist Milvia Stokes: Is there an anti-American ‘shadow government’ being run from the Obama’s mansion in DC with the help of added resident Valerie Garrett, just in time to rescue the former President from his dirty, vindictive deeds toward President Trump and team? Is socialism and the “Browning of America” on the menu, too? Some Republican Senators need to put their narcissism and personal vendetta aside and work united toward the Republican plan to make a better American for all.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans at the Phoenix VA medical center. VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times


Ana Henderson, Pima County Republicans First Vice Chairman: Why Democrat-Controlled Tucson City Council Continues To Fail Citizens - In 2015, Tucson's Mayor and Council proclaimed: "Since the Great Recession, the City’s General Fund budget has been structurally unbalanced,” and, "On-going operating costs continue to outpace revenue growth”and, "Action taken by Mayor & Council this Fiscal Year have improved our financial situation going forward."

    Improved Our Financial Situation - How? The City’s General Fund Budget for FY 16/17 included a deficit of $ 25.6 Million after appropriating $ 58.4 Million to items listed as "Other Services" and $24.7 Million in "Debt Service."

     Debt Service - the current proposition FAQ section states, "In 2012, city voters approved Proposition 409 which provided $100 million in General Obligation Bonds to restore city streets." (Prop 409 street bonds program ends in 2018.) Councilmember Kozachik is asking YOU to pick up the tab by taxing you once again, in a Special Election this May - ballots being mailed now, AND he is asking you to Judge Him On His Record....

     The Republican Party of Pima County asks you to honor Councilmember Kozachik's request to judge him (and the entire elected City Council) on this record - Of Failure. Term Limits Are Imposed By You, The Voter. Vote For New Leadership - You Deserve Better Use Of Your Tax Dollars.

Arrowhead Republican Women will watch Az/NFRW leader Jan Hermsmeyer portray Abigail Adams at the Wed., May 10 ARW Americanism program at the Briarwood Country Club 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration begins at 10:45am, meeting starts promptly at 11:30am. $20 payable at the door includes lunch, program, and meeting which often includes local politicians sharing current news. Reservations are require or by contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224. Hermsmeyer’s theatrical presentation covers the time of the Continental Congress and the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Tom Jenney - Americans for Prosperity update: In the past two weeks, Governor Doug Ducey and majorities of legislators have taken several very important steps to protect Arizona taxpayers, entrepreneurs and families. Here is a brief summary of actions taken in the past two weeks:

     1. Most importantly, Governor Ducey and a slim majority of Legislators have passed universal eligibility for Arizona's system of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs), which will use parental choice to improve the quality of education offered to our students, including students at our low-performing district schools - a big step in the right direction. To learn more, go here.

     2. Governor Ducey and your legislators have passed the Goldwater Institute's Right to Earn a Living Act, which will empower citizens to fight back against rules by regulatory agencies that harass would-be entrepreneurs. And, our friends at the Institute for Justice have a good blog post explaining how Governor Ducey has been using executive orders to fight back against regulatory overreach.

     3. The Arizona House of Representatives has set forth the broad outlines of a state budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, totaling approximately $9.850 billion. That would be within the range of a population-plus-inflation increase over last year's budget of $9.609 billion, which would qualify for bonus points for fiscal responsibility on AFP-Arizona's 2017 Scorecard.

    Overspending in last year's budget was the main factor causing Ducey and most of your legislators to end up in the "Needs Improvement" and "Not Bad" categories on our 2016 Legislative Scorecard. If Ducey and Legislators can keep budget growth restrained and avoid raising any gas taxes, they'll end up as Champions of the Taxpayer on our 2017 Scorecard.  To help stop any gas tax hikes, please take action now  To view the scoring rubric for our 2017 Legislative Scorecard, check out AFP-Arizona's 2017 Legislative Agenda. Contact

The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Program at 9 am., Fri., April 21 at the Coconino County Administration Building (first floor board meeting room), 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, 86001. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow. Meetings are also scheduled May 19 at 9 a.m.: Public hearing and State Transportation Board meeting in the ADOT Administration Building Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix and June 16 at 9 a.m.: State Transportation Board meeting in Payson. Meeting details will be announced when finalized.  The Tentative Program is available for public review and comment at, where a “how to read it” guide is available. ADOT welcomes feedback through Survey Monkey at, by email at and by calling 855.712.8530. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. on May 30.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual Gun Raffle is in progress.  Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100.  For tickets contact any officer or Board Member.  First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II.  Second Prize is a Golck 43.  Drawing will be at the Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic on Sat, Oct 21.  Tickets can be bought from any Board member.  Ticket contact: 2nd VP David Spelich.   Tickets will be available at the Saturday's meeting and at the GOP Social on April 25th.

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Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club luncheon - 11:30 am, Wed, April 19 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am.  Carolyn Lynch, expert in privacy, cyber security and criminal law, will address the group.    Brion Crum, of Caliber Management Company, and Kelly Laurich, Manager of Fisher House of Tucson will provide a program.  $30 per person.  RSVP required before midnight, Thurs, April 13 at They take check, cash or credit card at the door.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hear local Arizona Co-Ordinator of OathKeepers Randy Miller add “Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, US/EU Connection” at 6:30 pm, Wed, April 19 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway,( Access Road of the I-17/Dunlap Rd.) Facilitators: Francine and David Romesburg

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility will host the Wed., April 19 “Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day” where recreational shooters can join together to symbolize the first shot fired in 1775 to mark the beginning of the American Revolution, while enjoying a fun shooting event. As recreational shooters check in and visit BASF’s small bore range from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will be connected to recreational shooting mentor groups and shooting industry manufacturers and retailers inside the nearby indoor air gun and archery building. See or visit


LD16 - 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212 to hear Sec of State Michelle Reagan. Meet N Greet at 6:30pm. Contact: Kay Reardon, LD16 Corresponding Secretary, 602-882-6507

LD17 - 7 pm, Thurs. April 20 with Congressman Andy Biggs in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Contact Chr Bert Moll at

LD21 - 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the West Valley Republican Office, 10050 W Bell Road in Sun City. Scheduled speakers are AZ GOP Voter Registration Committee Chair Irene Littleton and Rick Gutridge .

LD 24 – 7 pm., Arizona Republican Party Office, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016. Former Congressman John Shadegg is scheduled to speak.

LD25 - The Republican Party of Mesa - 7pm, April 20 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building) , 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ. AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines is the speaker. Contact: Chr Ian Murray (602)524-7786.

The Tea Party Scottsdale - 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 20 with Congressman David Schweikert at the Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Schweikert will update the group on tax reform, free markets issuses, etc. Contact: teapartyscottsdale or Elizabeth Brantley

The Colorado River Tea Party - 6pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer

East Valley Legislative Districts - 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs. Open to PCs and guest only. Contact: Chr Bert Moll at


US Sen Jeff Flake will meet with Yavapai County PCs only at 8 am., Fri, April 21 in a “Private Meet ‘N’ Greet” at the Yavapai GOP Headquarters, 112-B E. Union St in Prescott. Contact: YCRC Chair Dr Mark Sensmeier or


A “Red, White & Blue” Unity Rally - in support of President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence - is scheduled between 11 am -4 pm., Sat., April 22 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1600 W Washington in Phoenix with food, vendors and speakers. Speakers include political talk show host Clair Van Steenwyk, national political activist Darla Dawald, US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward, activist Frank Schmuck, Donald Trump support Hope Cole, Dobson High School student Jacob Martinez, Riders USA Jim William, Viet Nam War veterans Mark Del Maestro, HollowNet Podcast host Mark Holloway, activist Michael Loverine, Evangelist Reggie Jackson, anti-illegal immigration activist Steve Ronnebeck (father of Grant Ronnebeck who was murdered by an illegal), Sen Steve Smith, Rep Vince Leach and singers Terry Kerr and Dominic MacCaroli. See rally info This is a nationwide movement. Also United Liberty Coalitions 1st annual unity rally at AZ State Capitol

Pima County LD3 & 4 – 9 am., Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson.

AzRA West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., April 22 at Culver's, 5127 N 99th Ave., in Glendale to discuss how AzRA West Chapter will play a part in an program in giving out Scholarship's to children in Elementary, to High School level. Culver's like always will have their $5 special. Contact: Pres Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente at (623)312-7054.

Monday, APRIL 24

The Tempe Republican Women will meet with Maricopa County Republican Chairman Chris Herring at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 24 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 S Southern Ave in Tempe, according to Chairwoman Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.

Tuesday, April 25

LD17 - 7 pm., Tues., April 25 in the Seminary Building at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road., Chandler, AZ 85286. They regularly meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club "GOP Social" - 6 pm., Tues., April 25 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food). Everyone welcome. Socials are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Contact: Boe James at or  

“Keep It Red – East Valley” – 5:30 pm, April 27 at the home of Denny & Nichole Barney in Gilbert. RSVP by Tues., April 25 to Teresa Wright, 623-498-7999 or Contributions here. Host committee Contact us.

Wednesday, April 26

The Guv's Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am., Wed., April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N Second St in Phoenix. Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green will address the group. Contact: Chaplain Donna Kafer at 602-435-5144.

The Arizona Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am., Wed., April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N Second St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 with speaker Steven Green, Hobby Lobby CEO. Contact: Chaplain Donna Kafer 602-435-5144.

LD 4 Republicans – 6:30 pm., Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy. Goodyear, AZ 85338.


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Congressman Paul A. Gosar joined several of his House colleagues in calling on the White House to completely withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: “President Trump ran his campaign on the idea of putting America’s interests first. He can fulfill that pledge in a big way by using his authority to completely withdraw the United States from the misguided Paris Climate Agreement. This unconstitutional treaty is nothing more than an extension of the Obama Administration’s ideological war on affordable energy.  This liberal pipedream abdicates our sovereignty in favor of a global redistribution of wealth. Furthermore, this scheme was designed to favor our economic rivals like China and India by giving them until 2030 to reduce emissions while the United States front-loaded our costs at the expense of American jobs. President Obama had to pull off Olympic-level legal gymnastics to mislead Americans into thinking the Paris  Agreement wasn’t a treaty because he knew this charade would never pass the U.S. Senate. Spending nearly a trillion dollars per year to reduce the global average temperature in 2100 by a third of one degree defies common sense and is a terrible business decision. Thankfully, we have a new deal-maker in the White House who puts America first. It’s time to put this bad deal to bed once and for all.”


· AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines Exposed As Establishment Trickster Establishment Syndicate’s Building Blocks Carefully Being Put In Place To Aid Flake

· AZGOP-Rules-Of-Order-Sundays-Comic

· McCain, Ryan Side With Dems (Again) To Stop Funding Border Wall

· Governor-Signs-Bill-Giving-Businesses-Time-To-Fix-Disability-Access-Issues-Before-Lawsuits

· Gov-Doug-Ducey-Signs-Blue-Lives-Matter-Bill; Toughens Penalty For Arizona-Off-Duty-Police

· Highway Fatalities In State, Nation Continued Three-Year Climb In 2016

· Republican, Dem Join Race For AZ Schools Chief

· Two-Former-Mountain-Ridge-Students-Accused-Of-Sexual-Assault-On-Wrestling-Trip

· City-Of-Phoenix-Considering-Adding-More-Police-Assistants

· AZ House Speaker Revives Texting While Driving Ban For Teens

· 70-Liberal-Groups-Partnered-Anti-Trump-Tax-Day-Protests?

· Arizona-Wont-Require-Warrants-Before-Department-Child-Safety-Takes-Children

· Nearly $1 Million In Hard Drug Seized During Busy Week In Nogales

· United Liberty Coalitions 1st Annual Unity Rally At AZ State Capitol

· Little-Snake-Big-Problem; First-Grader-On-Long-Journey-After Bite

· Republican-Lawmakers-Block-Townsend-Amendments-To-Protect-Parents-From-Dishonest-DCs-Workers

· New Details Emerge In Theft Of Ga. Voting Machines

· Arizona-Bill-Loosens-Liquor-Laws

· Huckelberry Asks Pima County Supervisors To Give American Airlines $100K Gift

· Berkeley-Cops-Sit-Patrol-Car-Watch-Trump-Supporters-Attacked.

· Heavily-Armed-Muslim-Warns-US-Public-To Be-Terrified

· Before Demanding Donald Trump’s, Let’s Look Into Susan Rice’s Tax Returns

· George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Again

· North Korea Has Threatened Trump With ‘ALL OUT WAR’

· Ducey Expands Ciscomani Role On Arizona-Mexico Commission

· POLL: Should A 16-Year-Old Who Wants To Join The Military Be Allowed To Do So?

· Judicial-Watch-Sues-EPA-Communications-Records-Officials-May-Used-Cell-Phone-Message-Encryption-App-Thwart-Government-Oversight

· US Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaska Coast

· American Flag Collapses As Democrat Speaks

· Fmr Sheriff Arpaio Finds A Tax Exempt Nonprofit For Supporters To Fund Legal Defense, Starts With $250K

· First 100-Degree Day Of The Year In The Forecast

· Game And Fish Takes Possession Of Captive Fawn

· Local Douglas Man Tries To Cross Border With Loaded Gun

· US Sends 2 More Aircraft Carriers To Korean Peninsula Klayman: U.S. Should Not Bluff If We Are Not Ready To Militarily Take Out North Korean Leadership And Nukes!

· Republican Lawmakers Block Townsend Amendments To Protect Parents From Dishonest DCS Workers

· “Free Tuition” Just Means More Taxes

· Auxiliary Celebrates National Volunteers Month

· E-Waste Recycling Is April 22

· Sahuarita Teachers, Employees To Get Raises

· Chinle Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Assaulting Police Officer



· AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines Exposed As Establishment Trickster Establishment Syndicate’s Building Blocks Carefully Being Put In Place To Aid Flake

· Clemson Univ. Teaches Expecting Promptness Is Racist

· A “Spring Homecoming”

· Pedestrian Deaths Soar; AZ Nation’s 3rd Worst


· The Church And State ... Are United With This

· Today, Arizona Grassroots Patriots Lost!

· New Rumble In LD23 Shaping Up


· On-Tax-Day-Aap-Releases-Research-On….

· Trump-Military-Strikes-Need Ratified

· President-Trump-Easter-Holiday-Message


· The West Is Losing The War With Muslim Supremacists

· Record Breaking Number Of Migrants Invade Europe Over Easter Weekend

· WATCH: South Dakota Muslim Brandishes Guns & Assault Weapons In Threatening Video From Christian Conference, “Be F**King Terrified.”

· Berkeley-Cops-Sit-Patrol-Car-Watch-Trump-Supporters-Attacked

· Nine Of The Ten Worst Countries For Christians Are Muslim

· Libya-Trading-Slaves


· Likely to See NK Missile Shot Down Within Year


· President Trump Tells Fox News That Illegal Immigrant Criminals Are “Getting The Hell Out”

· President Trump Reportedly Getting Most Foreign Policy Advice From GOP Establishment

· Another Trump Win: ICE Captures Most Wanted Illegal Alien

· Trump Sends 2 More Carrier Groups To Korea

· Libyan-Tribes-Hope-Trump-Will-Stop-Obama-Clinton-War-Crimes Libya Ruled By ISIS, Radical Militias Since Obama And Hillary Overthrew Gaddafi

· Trump Puts Spotlight On MS-13

· Donald-Trump-On-Gangs-They-Are-Getting-The-Hell-Out-Or-They-Are-Going-To-Prison

· See Ya Later! Trump’s ICE Raids Set To Deport Over 4,000 Somali Immigrants

· Donald-Trumps-Approval-Rating-Hits-50-Percent-In-Rasmussen-Poll


· President-Trump-Says-Obama-Was-Too-Weak-To-Stop-Major-Gang-From-Forming-In-US

· Obama Personally Ordered Hillary To Concede On Election Night


· FBI-Launches-Terrorist-Probes-In-All-50-States


· Tucker Spars With Professor Who Called Immigration Opponents 'Ignorant'

· MSNBC: Democrats Have No Leaders, And No Hope For Leaders Anytime Soon


· Judge Nap: After Obama, It's 'Newsworthy' When Feds Enforce Immigration Law


· Gen. Keane: China Has Taboo Option To Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

· UFC-Fighter-Tim-Kennedy-Re-Enlists-With-Army-Special-Forces-To-Fight-ISIS

· Lawsuit: Army Should Factor PTSD In Discharge Decisions

· Twins From El Paso, WWII Veterans, Celebrate 92nd Birthdays

· Socom Wants Help Designing Oxygen Masks For Skydiving Dogs

· Pence Says US Stands By Ally Japan On North Korea Problem

· UN: Nearly Half A Million Iraqis Have Fled Mosul Fighting

· Minot Missile Field To Shrink Under US Treaty With Russia

· South Korea Pushes To Make THAAD Operational Against North's Threat

· Four Vietnam Veterans To Receive Silver Stars For 1972 Rescue

· Pentagon's Mattis Discussing War Aims In Mideast This Week


· REPORT: Hillary Spied On Top Staffers' E-Mails

· Hillary Was Asked Repeatedly — By No Less Than Former President Obama Himself — To Concede Election


· Crowds Across America Boo Democrats, Pelosi Called “Criminal” By Angry Protester

· Democrat Candidate For Georgia Special Election Doesn’t Actually Live There… But Says It’s “Home”

· DNC-Chair-Booed-Tom-Perez-Tour-Stop-Maine


· US-Border-Officials-Suspected-Working-Drug-Smugglers-Says-Border-Patrol-Council-President

· Officials-Defy-Trumps-Promises-40-Miles-Border-Ordered-Unpatrolled


· Attorney General Promises to “Battle” Sanctuary City Leaders “Every Step of the Way”


· WATCH: Dianne Feinstein Heckled At Townhall

· Sen. Ted Cruz: “Congress Will Keep Promise To Repeal Obamacare”

· Opinion: House Members Should Take Civics Tests

· DHS-Chief-Kelly-Congress-Shut-Change-Law


· College Kids Shutting Down Free Speech


· DHS-Chief-Kelly-Congress-Shut-Change-Law


· FBI-Launches-Terrorist-Probes-In-All-50-States