Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6-13-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

State-Forester-Concerned-About-Wildfire-Activity-In-Arizona Arizona is mid-way through wildfire season and the head of the Department of Forestry and Fire Management is concerned about how the rest of wildfire season will go when temperatures heat up for good. The agency said on Sunday crews are working to put out nearly 30 wildfires in Arizona. The Tee Fire at 1,200 acres and the Lizard Fire are burning in the southern part of the state while the Highline Fire is along the Mogollon Rim. Those three are "creating concern" for state forester Jeff Whitney.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is asking that Trump supports sign a card for President Donald Trump’s 71st Birthday at Happy-Birthday-President Donald-Trump

McCain-Keeps-Criticizing-President-Trump; This Time-He Took-It To Another-Level.

Graham County Republican Chairman John Rhodes to Navajo County Republican Chairman Steven Slaton: Mr. Slaton,  just wondering what your endgame is on these emails 6-11-17 Briefs archives and what you were trying to accomplish by sending them to me. Also curious what you're trying to accomplish with the state chairman and what do you want us to do to accomplish your goals. The RNC seems to be more than happy with our state chairman and the fundraising that we're doing so please state your goals.                                  

Ty Gray was appointed as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department by a unanimous AzGFD Commission vote during the June 11 commission meeting. The 24 year Game and Fish employee is currently the agency’s deputy director. He replaces nine year Director Larry Voyles, who announced May 12 he would be retiring after a 43-year career with Game and Fish. Gray will assume the role following a transition period.

LD20 Activist Wes Harris: As a follow up to the items I sent you regarding the City of Phoenix going into debt to finance debt, 6-10-17 Briefs Archives the following is the explanation that everyone has been asking me for: A year ago the City of Phoenix actuarial audit of the  Public Safety Pensions contributions resulted in an underfunded liability of $3.6 Billion.  The City and the unions negotiated to make up the deficit by amortizing it over a period of 20 years, kind of like a mortgage or a car payment.  Now the City and the Fireman's and Police Unions have gotten together to change that agreement and elongate the amortization over 30 years, not 20 years, which will give the city a bit of a windfall to invest in Police and firefighters today and each year for 30 years.  This is a classic case of robbing Peter (in this case the tax payer) to pay Paul (the police and Fire).  Now all of us have had both mortgages and car payments and we all know that the shorter the period the less the cost.  In this case the cost to extend the payment period 50% (or 10 years) the debt service costs go up by $2.6 Billion or 72% of the original debt.  This is not sound financial management and those that make this decision will be reaping the rewards from those very pensions when "The Bell Tolls" for those left holding the bag, so to speak. Pretty simple...right?  And 'simply' wrong. Editor’s Note: Harris is a PC, State Committeeman, Precinct Capt and MCRC Member-at-Large.

Congrats To The Latest Dodie Londen GradsShadow Asgari, Bernadette Spilotro Coggins, ViciLee Jacobs, Debi Vandenboom, Yvonne Cahill, Felix-Albert Kristen Desmangles, Brandy Wells, Lauren Barnett Pemberton, Farhana Shifa, Cynthia Casaus, Simone Westbrook Hall, Jeni White, and Lisa Godzich.

Congresswoman Martha McSally is looking for a first responder worthy of Congressional recognition to receive the Southern Arizona Congressional First Responder of Distinction Award. The award recognizes local, county, state, and federal first responders—fire, police, and emergency medical personnel—in the Second District who go above and beyond to serve Southern Arizona. Click HERE to nominate an individual.

The Paradise Republican Women are hosting the movie review of Dinesh D'Souza's “America: Imagine the World Without Her” between 5-9 pm., Wed., July 19 at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club @Wicked 6 Bar & Gill, 13100 Sunridge Dr. in Fountain Hills. Doors up at 4:30 pm. $18 per person - all you can eat gourmet buffet . Cash Bar. RSVP at Contact: Cyndi Love 480-365-8090.

The 10 am., Thurs., June 15 Family Health Talk Show will feature Dr. Isabel Kozak’s presentation on “Veggies for Veterans” and an appearance by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone and his future plans for the department. Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM. Online – Call-in phone number: 602.977-1010.

Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th Birthday with "A Gathering Of Friends" Wed, June 14, between 5-8 p.m., at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liz Alcorn, Cyndi Love, Alex & Roberta Meluskey, And Tom & Kris Morrissey. A Wishing Well will be at his celebration to drop a card or gift if you choose. RSVP to by June 8th.

ATTN Hunters: June 13 is the deadline to apply for Arizona’s 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. All hunt permit-tag applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (MST). Applicants are encouraged to use the online service at (scroll down to “Apply for a Draw”). Paper applications can be mailed to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, P.O. Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052, or dropped off at department offices statewide.

The Mobilization of Conservatives in Prescott, counter the Prescott Resistance Movement between 1-2 pm., every Tues at the Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott. The Resistance’s goal is to turn Arizona blue, while the Conservatives plan to maintain a red state. Contact: MOC chairman Myrna Lieberman

Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ AZ-Kids-Can’t-Wait-2017 K-12 Education meetings scheduled between 6 -8 pm:

     Tues., June 13 – JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, in Tucson.

     Wed., June 14 - Empire High School (Library), 10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, in Vail. Contact Henderson at 520.225.7139

Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at

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Editor’s Note: Candidate announcements or statements are limited to 300 words. If longer, they will be edited to conform to policy.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either or – Editor Frosty Taylor

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ)



Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)



Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)



Rep Martha McSally (R2)



Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)



Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)



Rep Andy Biggs (R5)



Rep David Schweikert (R6)



Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)



Rep Trent Franks (R8)



Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)





LD28 Flag Day and Popsicle Celebration at 6 pm., at the Open Door Fellowship Hill, 8301 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix.


A Gathering Of Friends Will Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th birthday between 5-8 pm., Wed., June 14 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liza Alcorn, Cindy Love, Alex & Robert Meluskey, and Tom & Kris Morrissey. RSVP by June 8 to

The Arrowhead Republican Women invite you to a “June Social” at 11:30 am., Wed., June 14 at BJ’s Restaurant, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria, followed by a “little retail therapy at Charming Charlie’s, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria. RSVP by Fri., June 9 to Barbara Melkin 623-249-5085. RSVP to Barbara (10% discount on purchases. )


The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 15 July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at

LD24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St in Phoenix. Barry Goldwater Jr, former California Congressman, will speak to the group about growing up with his famous father – five-term Sen Barry Goldwater. Contact: Cor Sec Carole Joyce


The Pinal County Republican Committee has changed its regular meeting from Sat., June 17 to 10 am., June 24 at the Old Court House (in the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ to hear  CD1 Senate candidate Steve Smith. Contact: Gilberto Mendez - Secretary, Pinal County Republican Committee.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery at 9 am., Sat., June 17 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268. Contact: Sec Boe James or visit

The Coconino County Republican Committee will host the 9 am, June 17 AZGOP State Committee meeting at the Oakmont, 2380 N Oakmont Dr in Flagstaff, according to CCRC Chairman Jeff Oravits. Details tba.

The Arizona Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled at 9 am., June 17 at The Oakmont, 2380 N. Oakmont Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Call to Action: Activist are needed to attend the June 21 Phoenix City Council meeting to oppose the proposed increase to the Public Safety Debt. See memos from Councilman Sal DiCiccio and long-time GOP Activist Wes Harris in the June 10 Briefs 6-10-17-briefs


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Congresswoman Martha McSally: CBP is critically understaffed and well below its congressionally mandated staffing levels by more than 1,000 Officers and 1,800 Border Patrol Agents. Technology and infrastructure are useless if we don’t have a well-trained agent or officer present to intercept a drug load, screen cargo, or speed legitimate transit through a port of entry. Last week the House passed my bipartisan bill to give CBP discretionary ability to expedite hiring qualified, vetted vets and law enforcement officers who already have earned public trust. This bill will increase the security of our nation and facilitate cross-border commerce and tourism –so vital to the Arizona and national economy. Click HERE to learn more.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: The cruelty animals are subjected to during cosmetics testing is unacceptable—from lethal dose tests to irritation and force-feeding tests. Not only are these tests inhumane, but modern technology makes them unnecessary and overly expensive. Last week I introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act to end this inhumane cosmetic animal testing. No animal should suffer for a new tube of lipstick or bottle of shampoo.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: Last week Emmy-nominated actress Kate Mara of House of Cards joined me to call on the USDA to restore online access to Animal Welfare records. The USDA removed these records in February. I sent a bipartisan letter signed by 101 House members to the Administration asking the USDA to release these documents. We need transparency and accountability for the humane treatment of our animals. The American people deserve access to these compliance reports. Click HERE to learn more.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: I was honored to represent our district and our nation in Mexico City as one of 11 members of Congress (and the only member of the Arizona Delegation) attending the  53rd United States-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG), which is charged with fostering dialogue between our two countries. We discussed migration, U.S/Mexico economic and trade relationships, security cooperation, and a 21st century southwest border. I will continue to work to increase economic opportunity and security for our district and our country.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: I’m committed to creating an environment that creates more jobs and opportunity for Southern Arizonans. That's why I hosted a Jobs Fair this Saturday at Sahuaro High School. We had a great turnout--over 500 people looking for a job or new career came out to connect with 50 local employers. I’ve fought in Congress for initiatives that will foster more job growth in our community, and I'll continue to work to expand opportunity for all Southern Arizonans.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: On the ninth anniversary of his passing, we raised the American flag in honor of fallen Officer Erik Hite who was killed in the line of duty. Officer Hite was a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force and served with the Tucson Police Department for 4 years. This flag pole is the Eagle Scout project of Jack St. Louis with Boy Scout Troop 209 who teamed up with Flags for the Flagless and Concerns of Police Survivors to make this happen. Well done, Jack!

Sen John McCain on the arrest of more than a thousand peaceful protesters in Russia, including Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny: “I was disturbed, yet sadly not surprised, to learn of the arrest of Aleksei Navalny, who has been a fearless leader in the fight for democracy and rule of law in Russia. Mr. Navalny’s efforts to organize nonviolent demonstrations against the Kremlin’s corruption in the face of growing poverty across Russia are a testament to his patriotism, and I join the international community in demanding his immediate and unconditional release, as well as the release of all protesters unjustly detained. Tens of thousands of citizens across Russia have taken to the streets in protest despite the Russian government’s attempts to ban demonstrations and harass protestors. Amidst these growing calls for accountability and an end to corruption, Vladimir Putin has shown his true colors by cracking down on peaceful protests and reportedly detaining more than a thousand activists for exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights. If we’ve learned anything from these demonstrations, it’s that the Russian people will not be intimidated or silenced by the Putin regime. They will continue to speak out against corruption and injustice and fight for truth and liberty for the Russian people. The timing of Mr. Navalny’s arrest is itself a cruel irony, as today is Russia Day, a national holiday commemorating the beginning of Russia’s democratic reforms in 1990. Putin’s reign of coercion and terror is an affront to those who fought so hard for that progress. The United States should make clear which side we are on: we stand with Aleksei Navalny and all Russians who want to live in freedom.”


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· Tancredo: Illegal Alien? Congratulations! You Get A Get Out Of Jail Free Card!

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· DeWit: Former AG Loretta Lynch Big Loser Of Comey Hearing

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· Tancredo: Special Prosecutor Investigation Will Not Stop The Establishment’s Trump Witch Hunt

· Arizona Opens Operations Center To Combat Opioid Crisis

· Phoenix Is The Nation's 5th Largest — But Is It A 'Real' City?

· Low Pay For Arizona Teachers Lowers Morale, Retention

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· Former Speaker Calls On Congress To End “Comey Friend” Special Counsel Mueller [Video]

· Wall-Streets-Fearless-Girl-Statue-Gets-Muslim-Makeover-Expose-Leftist-Hypocrisy

· Comey’s Credibility Problem

· Shocking Study Finds Water Of 15 Million Americans Contains Deadly Cancerous Dupont Chemical

· It’s Time To Revisit Antiquities Act Of 1906

· Should Loretta Lynch Be Charged With Obstruction Of Justice?

· Tancredo: Trump Defines The Word ‘Leadership’ With His Decision On Climate Accord

· Marijuana Smugglers Drop Their Load, Run Back To Mexico

· GOP-Democrats-Argue-Wildfire-Causes-SRP-Officials-Worries-About-Effect

· Federal-Prosecutor-Found-Dead-You’ll-Never-Guess-What He Was Investigating

· Deadline To Apply For 2017 Fall Hunts Nears

· Judicial-Watch-Sues-ICE-Information-Regarding-Suspension-Trump-Administrations-Sanctuary-City-Reports

· Fire Activity Across Arizona Prompts State Forester Warning

· Hackers Are Using An Effective Way To Spread Fake News From Verified Accounts

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· Poll: Should Comey Be Thrown In Jail For Admitting That He Leaked Info To The Press?

· What-Is-A-Monsoon?

· Poll: Are Weak Responses To Recent Terror Attacks Threatening American Safety?

· Tornado-Safety-Myths

· Is-Robert-Mueller-Conflicted-In-Trump-Probe

· 9th Circuit Upholds Injunction On Trump Travel Ban

· Chef Boyardee Spaghetti And Meatball Products Recalled

· The Confederate Flag Largely Disappeared After The Civil War. The Fight Against Civil Rights Brought It Back.

· Tucson Attorney Rorex Suspended After Abandoning Three Clients

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· Liberal Senator Calls For Investigation Into Loretta Lynch

· Finalists Announced In The Spring 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge

· The Fallout After Comey's Testimony

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· One-Tough-Job: Making-Excuses-For-John-McCain “Lapses in acuity” is putting it mildly.  McCain embarrassed himself and each of the hoodwinked Arizonans who voted this octogenarian another 6-year term

· Jeff-Flake-The-Face-Of-Hypocrisy-Lies-Through-His-Capped-Teeth

· Twitter Erupts With Concerns About John McCain’s Health

· Fired-FBI-Director-James-Comey-Testifies-Live-Feed Click HERE to view.


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· Arizona-Democrats-'We-The People'

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· Trump Calls Comey ‘Cowardly’ For Leaking Conversation

· Democratic Senator: No Evidence 'Whatsoever' Of Trump Collusion

· Ivanka: 'Level Of Viciousness' In DC Was Unexpected

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· Democrat Senator Says No Evidence “Whatsoever” Of Trump-Russia Collusion


· Melania And Barron Move To The White House: ‘Looking Forward To The Memories We’ll Make In Our New Home!’ [PHOTOS]


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· Comey’s Source For Leak Has Gone Into Hiding –They Know They’re In Trouble!

· 10 Memorable Moments From James Comey’s Testimony

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· Graham: Comey Didn’t Tell Congress The DNC Email That Drove Him To Intervene In Clinton Investigation Was Fake

· Manchin: We Haven’t Seen Any Evidence Of Collusion ‘Whatsoever’


· Fmr-CIA-Director-Stunned-By-Comeys-Admission-He-Leaked-Notes-Of-Meetings-With-The-President-Video

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· Judge-Jeanine-Blasts-Comey; You Sound-Like-Two-Year-Old, Grow Up


· New Report: Hillary Knew Her Blackberry Was Unsecure, Used It Anyway


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· Dem: We-Need-Investigate-Whether-Lynch-Gave-Cover-To-Clinton


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