Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5-16-17 Briefs

Secretary-Tillerson-On-John-McCain: Smackdown-Like-A-Giant-Hand-Swatting-A-Pesky-Fruit-Fly McCain tried to shame the secretary in a recent New York Times opinion piece, suggesting Tillerson was killing off our overseas allies, one oppression policy at a time. And like a giant hand swatting a pesky fruit fly, Tillerson shot back: “You don’t know what you’re talking about, John.”

Conservative Steve Smith has announced his candidacy for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional district.  Smith currently represents a significant portion of the Congressional district. “The voters of the 1st Congressional district deserve strong leadership in Congress. Leadership that will fight for more jobs, more prosperity, and real economic growth.  As a state senator, I’ve fought tirelessly for these principles in the Arizona Legislature and I will do the same in Congress,” Smith said. Smith has represented Arizona’s 11th Legislative District in both the House of Representatives and the State Senate where he has consistently been recognized as one the leading conservatives.  In the Legislature, Smith has repeatedly been awarded Pro-Taxpayer and Pro-Family awards, including “Champion of the Taxpayer” and “Guardian of Small Business”.  He has led the fight to secure Arizona’s southern border, cut regulations and waste, fought for increased school funding and education reform, and helped position Arizona to be a national leader in job creation. Smith made political history in 2010 when he defeated an incumbent Democrat whose family had held that Senate seat for nearly 30 years.  He was the first Republican Senator to represent that district in nearly 100 years.  He has easily won re-election since then thanks to his commitment to his constituents and his record of keeping his promises.  Smith indicated that he planned on finishing his term in the legislature. He and his wife Jamie have been five children.  They live in the city of Maricopa in Pinal County and attend the Church of Celebration. Contact:  Constantin Querard (480) 703-8145 or or Adam Deguire (602) 263-0086 or

LD21 Senator Debbie Lesko: Get the FACTS on ESAs that allow parents to Choose the Best Education for Their Children: Get-the-ESA-facts

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting is scheduled at 10 am., Tues., May 16 at the Hassayampa River Preserve, 49614 US Hwy 60 near Wickenburg.

The Hassayampa River Preserve will host a We're All in This Together Plant Walk at 8 am., May 16 – just prior to the County Commission meeting at the Preserve.

Congrats to the 13 Maricopa County “Precinct Committeemen of the year” honored during the county recognition luncheon last Saturday. The honorees are:

LD13 - Wally Campbell

LD15 - Debi Vandenboom

LD16 - Geneva Arthin

LD17 - Robin Finlinson

LD19 - Dale Wallin

LD21 – Michael Kleving

LD24 - Gina McCracken

LD25 - Nancy Cottle

LD26 - Katherine Bean

LD27 - Terry McMahon

LD28 – Lisa Hoberg

LD29 – Roberto Alfaro

LD30 – Timothy Schwartz.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activist will host Susan Tulley, National Field Director of Federation for American Immigration Reform (F.A.I.R.) from Washington, DC at 6 pm., Wed., May 17 at Denny’s Restaurant meeting room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway, (Access Road I-17/Dunlap). She is a former immigration coordinator for Coalition of Government Officials. See more at Contact: Francine L Romesburg

Susan Tulley, the immigration reform expert, who will be speaking to the Grassroots Tea Party Activist this week, just happens to be the sister of LD13 PC Scott Powelson.

Francine Romesburg, Grassroots Tea Party facilitator is recuperating in the hospital from a serious feral cat bite.

Former  PC Paula Pennypacker  has recovered from her recent rattlesnake bite. She opened her kitchen door to step into garage and got nailed on her foot – requiring two vials of anti-venom.

Night Shredders Mountain Biking will start at 7pm, Wed., May 17 in San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Your trail riding abilities will be challenged,

Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon, May 22 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave in Tempe to hear Gregory Wirth, author of Iconic Freedom: Living Your Life at No Cost to Others Without Their Consent. They will also be electing delegates and alternates to the AzFRW state convention scheduled Oct 27-28 in Mesa.  Contact President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.

ADE Chief Technology Officer Satish Pattisapu will replace departing Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mark Masterson, according to Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. During his tenure, the ADE technology team was named one of CIO magazine’s “Top 100 Most Innovative IT Organizations in 2015.”  “I’m not the type of person to just maintain the current system in its unfinished state,” Masterson said. “It looks like the state does not plan to finish AzEDS or begin the replacement of APOR and CHAR, so there is little to keep me here.” Douglas blames his departure on “dramatic cuts to the 2018 budget.” Masterson gave notice, effecting Aug 1, 2017 – allowing time for a smooth transition to Patttisapu.

Darryl Jacobson-Barnes, Tempe Republican Women’s immediate past-president, is planning a potluck at her house sometime in July. Details tba.

Representatives Noel Campbell and David Stringer will host a campaign kick-off party for Prescott Mayor candidate Mary Beth Hrin between 5-7 pm., Wed., May 24 at Cuppers Coffee Bistro, The Shops at Prescott Gateway (near Trader Joe’s), 258 Lee Blvd, in Prescott. RVSP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager, 928-772-2835 or 928-925-1549.

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 20 at the Old Court House on Pinal St. in Florence to hear Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact Irene Littleton

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 18 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at

Applications Are Being Accepted through May 26 for the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series. Apply on line

Social Security Workshop in Wickenburg at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 16 and Thurs., May 18 in the Wickenburg Community Center. Hear from professionals on how you may be able to increase your lifetime benefits by $130,000 or more. Join us in Wickenburg for a complimentary Social Security Workshop. Sign Up Free admission, limited seating, registration required. Contact: 844-567-7760

President Donald Trump Supporters are invited to join the Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) between 1-2 pm., Tues., May 16 at the Southwest corner of Cortez and Gurley Streets on the Courthouse Square in Prescott. This is to counter the “Prescott Resistance Tuesdays” – the Anti-Trump and Anti America movement. MOC participants are asked to bring their own pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

#MAGA The Oldest And Largest Tea Party Group On Facebook has announced it will approve every post, article, comment, or meme that either supports US Sen Candidate Kelli Ward or opposes Us Sen Jeff Flake between noon to midnight EST On Tuesday, May 16. See largest-tea-party-group-kelli-ward-day-tuesday-may-16

Trump Turns White House Blue to Honor Fallen Police Officers President Trump will light the White House blue on Monday night, honoring men and women of law enforcement that have been injured or killed in the line of duty.

Trump-Jr-Devastates-Protester During an appearance campaigning for Republicans in Montana, Donald Trump Jr. dispatched a heckler who said he wanted to see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, noting that the returns obtained by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow showed “he paid a much higher percentage in taxes than (Democrat presidential candidate) Bernie Sanders and (former President) Barack Obama.”

Miss-USA-Ignites-Firestorm-Stand-Health-Care Kara Mccullough, a scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission who was Miss District of Columbia prior to winning the Miss USA pageant, was asked whether she thought health care is a right or a privilege for Americans. “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege,” said McCullough.

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Sally Yates’ Emails While She Served as Trump Acting Attorney General —Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for emails of former Acting”…

National Association of Former Patrol Officers Chairman Zack Taylor: The government solution to heroin and fentanyl overdose is subject to interpretation and a cloud of disinformation. Wasn't it Rham Emanuel who said, "never let a crisis go to waste?" I think that the dramatic uptick in heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths began to rise in about 2009 and may not have peaked as of 2016.  Many jurisdictions are unable to test for fentanyl so we don’t how many deaths have gone undetected?

Politicians have dubbed this an opioid crisis and began sanctioning pharmacies and physicians which is curious when they admit that heroin and fentanyl are not available from pharmacies or physicians.  Like climate change, the narrative becomes accepted that we are addressing the opioid overdose crisis.  However, VA receiveds nearly $10M to fight opioid epidemic points out, that it's heroin and fentanyl doing the killing and China has been approached about cutting off the flow of fentanyl.  Yes, heroin and fentanyl availability on the streets of the United States is a transnational crime problem not a prescription drug problem.  Why then is it being treated as a prescription drug problem?

How can government appear to do something about heroin and fentanyl overdosing which is obviously a transnational crime issue.  If the solution involves bringing $9.7 million into the community to address the 'crisis' the politician have done something to combat the crisis – that they allowed to happen and everyone is able to feel good about doing something. Is this is why the War on Drugs was a failure?  Some gifted grant writer will ensure the cash cow continues along with narrative which is more or less how we arrived where we are today.

Until the profit incentive and product to market capability is taken out of the transnational criminal enterprise nothing changes except an upward trend in heroin and fentanyl deaths.  Overdose deaths will continue to increase as communities are drugged with cash to continue deflecting attention away from the transnational criminal enterprise that provides the drugs that are killing our fellow citizens.


MAY 16

Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Bill Gates will hold an “Open Conservation” a between noon and 2 pm., Tues., May 16 for New River/Desert Hills/Anthem area constituents at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, 43814 N. New River Road, New River, AZ 85087.

President Donald Trump Supporters are invited to join the Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) between 1-2 pm., Tues., May 16 at the Southwest corner of Cortez and Gurley Streets on the Courthouse Square in Prescott. This is to counter the “Prescott Resistance Tuesdays” – the Anti-Trump and Anti America movement. MOC participants are asked to bring their own pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

MAY 17

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am, Wed, May 17 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am.  Jan D'Atri, popular radio show host of KFYI will auction off favorite recipes from Arizona's elected and appointed officials. Proceeds will contribute to the PVRWC military, education and other charities. RSVP is required before midnight, Thurs, May 11 at The cost is $30 and they take check, cash or credit card at the door.

MAY 18

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., May 18 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Chr Sally Kizer

LD25 will hold a special ‘open to the public’ meeting at 7 pm., Thurs., May 18 to address Anti-Sexual Trafficking, according to Chairman Ian Murray. Speakers will be AZMen Arizona Anti-Trafficking Executive Director Kathleen Winn and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Murray said, “Many of us have had our head in the sand and are unaware of bad the trafficking is in Arizona. If you have children or your friends have children, I encourage you to come and learn. The more prepared we are, the better we can protect our kids.” Contact Murray at or (602)524-7786.

LD16 – 7 pm., Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S Power Road in Mesa.

LD21 – 6:30 pm, West Valley GOP Office - 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50 in Sun City.

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., May 18 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. LD28 Sen Kate Brophy MeGee and LD28 Rep Maria Syms will address the group. Updates will be given on the 2017 legislative session. Contact: Corresponding Secretary Carole Joyce

MAY 20

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 20 at the Old Court House on Pinal St. in Florence to hear Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact Irene Littleton

LD18 will meet May 20, 2017. Contact: Contact Chr Jennifer Szatkowski 602-281-0939

The Pima County GOP “Border Security Panel Luncheon”, featuring Pima County Sheriff Napier, Pinal County Sheriff Lamb and Cochise County Sheriff Dannels, is scheduled at 11:30 am., Sat., May 20 at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E ElDoprado Circle in Tucson. $32 per person or $60 per couple (includes lunch). Tickets on at

LD2 Republicans will meet at 9 am., May 20 at 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd. in Green Valley.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., May 20 with AZ Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas. Check-in with breakfast snack at 8:30 am at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268 Contact Sec. Boe James at or visit

MAY 22

Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., May 22 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave to hear Gregory Wirth, author of Iconic Freedom: Living Your Life at No Cost to Others Without Their Consent Election of delegates to the October AzFRW State Convention will be held. Contact Chairman Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.

The Wickenburg Republicans will not meet May 22, according to chairman Frosty Taylor.

Federal Marshall David Gonzales will speak at the Cancer Support Community Arizona’s “Rise for a Reason” inspirational breakfast at 7 am., Fri., May 22 at 360 E Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Gonzlaes will share his story of the loss of his mother to cancer, leaving sevean children, when he only 11 years old. RSVP by May 4 to Michelle Osife at

MAY 23

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., May 23 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Map Here Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Chris Herring will address “Keeping Arizona Red.” A precinct committeeman (PC) training session will be held at 6 pm with 2nd Vice Chairman/trainer Scott Ottersen. Contact Chairman Bert Moll

The Yuma County Republican Committee meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., May 23 - the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Goodwill meeting room at 3097 S 8th Avenue in Yuma.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Assoc will meet at 11:45 am., Fri., May 23 at Polsinelli, One E Washington #1200 in Phoenix with Congressman David Schweikert to discuss President Donald Trumps first 100 days in office. $20 per member. $35 for non-members. Pay at the door. RSVP to

Yuma County Republican Chairman is scheduled at the Tues., May 23 Yuma County Central Committee meeting. Potential candidates are reportedly Russ Jones, Connie and Russ Clark.

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