Monday, July 3, 2017

7-3-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs



James Alberts To the GIla County Chairman Gary Morris: If you take the time to read Mack / Pentz Vs U.S.A., then call Sheriff Richard Mack to educate your county sheriff, you will understand that the U.S Forest Service may close the roads , however, your sheriff has the authority to open them. I suggest you contact Sheriff Mack and have him come in as a guest speaker and educate your sheriff, asking McCain to help is useless .

LaPaz County Chairman Russell Sias: 17th Amendment...Bad, bad choice! In 1913, we added the 17th amendment to our constitution. It has been a mistake that has generated unforeseen and negative consequences for our country. Prior to the 17th, state legislatures controlled who got to represent each state as state senators in congress. Hence, a senator had to listen to their state legislatures, if they wanted to retain office. Once they became elected by the people they became no more than additional representatives of the people - who already had representation in congress. The states were left with no voice. Prior to the 17th amendment, the balance of power was distributed between the states getting to select senators, the people selecting House of Representative members, and the executive branch with its veto power. It was a balance of power. After the passage of the 17th amendment, the end result was that Congress now could simply ignore the states, for the states had no input whatsoever, unlike what the founding fathers originally intended. We would not have had No Child Left Behind with its federal mandates, or likely the federal 55 MPH national speed limit (remember that?) or the many other congressional actions that have passed their financial obligations onto states simply because states have no recourse, no way to have a voice in congress. Funding demands to states would cease. Even BLM might not exist! Congress has been allowed to fundamentally change our government because of the fact that the states cannot speak in congress. Repeal of the ill-thought-out 17th amendment would restore the balance of power to state legislators, through their Senators, thereby limiting the ability of congress to dictate or mandate that the states conform to federal laws with no choice in the matter.

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: On Sat, July 1, a group of Grassroots Patriots organized by Conservative activist Lolly Hathorn were out in force waving flags and giving a "Thumbs Up For Trump"  on the Beeline Highway in Payson AZ.  That road is one of the most traveled in the state on the 4th of July weekend. For the time we were out there thousands of people passed by, and by a huge percentage, were honking their horns smiling and throwing us “thumbs up” in return.  This was a celebration of our Country, our Liberty and our President and we were there to let the "Thumbs Downers" (and there were very few) know that we mean business and are standing in support of President Donald J Trump

Kudos To The Two Kind-Hearted Flagstaff Hotshots who found two deer fawns and carried them to safety as they battled the Goodwin Fire Friday evening. - ft

And A Tip Of The Hat To The Yavapai County deputies who arrested the man reportedly flying-a drone-over-the goodwin-fire and causing the grounding of aerial support for fire fighters on the ground. - ft

ADOT is urging drivers not to drive and drink, to wear your seat belt and to obey speed limits during Fourth of July holiday. In 2016, alcohol played a part in eight of the 14 crashes that killed 16 people during the holiday weekend. Three high-traffic zones: Interstate 17 between north Phoenix and Flagstaff, Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, and State Route 87 between Mesa and Payson. Along those routes, ADOT crews will strategically stage equipment, such as loaders and utility trucks, to minimize travel delays with faster response times to crashes and stalled vehicles. No closures are scheduled during the holiday weekend, but travelers should be aware that existing work-zone restrictions with lane reductions will remain in place. This includes a 30-mile stretch of I-40 east of Kingman and I-40 near Twin Arrows. Because unexpected delays can occur due to crashes and stalled vehicles, drivers are encouraged to:

    · Pack extra drinking water and snacks.

    · Avoid the busiest travel times, if possible.

    · Get plenty of rest before driving.

    · Check vehicles, including tire pressure, belts and fluid levels.

Travelers can minimize the risk of fires along Arizona roads by not parking or driving in dry, tall grass; making sure trailer chains are secured and not dragging and emitting sparks; and never throwing cigarettes out the window. Traveler info:, call 511 or ADOT’s Twitter feed @ArizonaDOT

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots of American is hosting a “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” in support of President Donald Trump, his administration and supporters, law enforcement and first responders, at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy in New River. The no admission event includes a kid rodeo, vendors, face painting, music and fireworks. Salvation Army bins will be available to drop off clothing/non-perishable goods. Sign the “We support President Trump” poster and purchase Trump support post cards to send to the White House. Confirmed speakers include AzRA President Jim O’Connor; Sheriff Rickard Mack, Rally for Law Enforcement founder Nohl Rosen, Army JAG officer Eric Ponsati, Radio talk show host Steve Kates, Lance Hurley aka Patrick Henry, singer Peggy Stanton, veterans and former conservation candidates Marsha Hill and Jana Jackson and many others. Contact: Francine Romesburg 602-499-9553 or Dave Romesburg 602-499-0681.

Collecting “Support President Trump” Postcards will be one of the highlights of the Grassroots Tea Party Activists of American “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” event scheduled at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy in New River. See details 6-7-17-briefs Postcards are available to pick up and sign at GRPPA meetings or at the July 4 event. Coordinator Francine Romesburg said they will have a large white Support Trump board for attendees to sign. The postcards collected on July 4 will be mass mailed to the White House. Packs of 10 for $10 can be purchased at Tea Party meetings, according to organizer Romesburg. Marshall Hill is arranging to have decorative red, white, and blue bell shaped ornaments available at the July 4 event. Price tba. Hill says she sends at least four of the Support Trump post cards per week directly to the White House. Contact: Romesburg at 602-499-9553

LD24 PCs will participate in and provide candies and flags to be given out at the annual 8 am Arcadia neighborhood parade (check in – 7:15 am). Those participating in the parade are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and to decorate their pets, bicycles, wagons, cars, etc in holiday colors. Contact: Roger Pongratz (anytime) or 602-617-4473 (day of parade). Parade info

Coconino County Republicans will participate in the 9 am, Flagstaff Fourth of July parade with a four-section entry. Sen Sylvia Allen will be riding in a convertible. Sen Steve Smith who will walk the parade route. Julie Richie will be driving an eight-passenger golf cart for the Flagstaff Republican Women, followed by Terry O’Neil driving a 1955 Cadillac pulling the seven foot elephant with the American flag in his trunk. Bringing up the rear will be the Coconino County Republican Committee’s entry – a 1969 Dodge Station Wagon, driven by CCRC Chairman Jeff Oravits, pulling a 12 passenger primary flat carrying George Washington. Karen Henderson will have coffee on site and Steve Harris will bring the donuts. 20,000 people are expected to view the parade.  Contact: Merle Henderson at (928) 699-7701.

LD28 Rep Kate Brophy McGee invites constituents to join her in two 4th of July family parades. The annual Arcadia Parade starts at 8 am, (rain or shine) at 60th Street and Calle Tuberia. The Royal Palm Neighborhood Parade starts at 7:30 am. at N 15th Ave & W Butler Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85021. Registrations are open an hour prior to the parades. She suggests participants dress patriotically, decorate the kids’ bikes, scooters, wagons, and walk in the parade. Or stand street side, waive our flag, and watch the parade.

Fourth of July fireworks are scheduled at Lake Pleasant at 9 pm., July 3. See Celebrate The Fourth Of July Lakeside for details.

A Maricopa County Naturalization/Citizenship Ceremonies will be held at 6 pm., July 4 at the Mesa Arts Center, according to MCRO Peg Kragie, Community Relations. Kragie is is asking for Republican volunteers from those who have completed the Orientation and the two-hour Deputy Registrar classes to help with the event. Kragie is trying to keep a balance of Republican/Dem volunteers. Contact: Kragie at Mobil: 480.387.4947

The Arizona Project will not meet on Monday, July 3, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. Their next meeting is scheduled Mon., July 10 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix. Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496

LD24 will not hold their regularly scheduled July 20 meeting, due to the busy travel schedules of many of the PCs,  according to Chairman Barry Wong. LD24’s next meeting is Aug 17.

Americans for Prosperity – AZ is launching “Operation Watchdog” at 6 pm., Fri, July 14 in the Arizona Room at Christ Lutheran School in Phoenix to address helping empower citizen activists to become effective change agents in various areas of policy and at all levels of government. Contact: Tom Jenney – AFP Senior Legislative Director

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 6 to hear Deputy Mayor Gary Knight in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer

The Paradise Republican Women will host a social and movie review of Dinesh D’Souza’s “American, Imagine the World Without Her” at 5 pm., Wed., July 19 at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club Wicked 6 Bar & Grill, 13100 Sunridge Drive in Fountain Hills. Tickets - $18 per person. Cash bar. Contact: Cyndi Love at at 480-365-8090.

Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit (FOIA) against the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security seeking Air Force and Secret Service expense records for Obama family travel dating back to 2014…Read More

Army 'Wasted' Millions on Ground Transport in Mideast: IG The Army failed to provide "effective administration and oversight" of commercial providers the DOD's IG said. Read More

Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange…Read More


July 4


Phoenix: 24-Firework-Shows-To-See-Around-The-Valley

July 6

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 6 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma. Speaker tba. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer


LD30 will host a 1 pm., Sat., July 8 “Big Mesquite Smoked Brisket BBQ” with Congressman Trent Franks at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. RSVP required to First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz so they have ample food.


· Embers-From-Reach-11-Fireworks-Show-Possibly-Spark-Brush-Fire-In-North-Phoenix

· July-4th-2017-Celebrations-Across-Arizona

· Phoenix-Fourth-Of-July-Family-Events/

· Even-The-Pros-Must-Follow-4th-Fireworks-Safety-Procedures

· AZ GOP Swamp Creatures: Sunday’s Comic

· A Compass Rose By Any Other Name: Sunday’s Comic

· Firefighters Rescue Deere Fawns From Goodwin Fire

· Trumps-Leaner-White-House-Payroll-Projected-To-Save-Taxpayers-$22-Million

· Arizona-Secretary-States-Office-Gets-Candidate-Website-Online-But-Not-Local-Races

· Prescott Valley Drone Pilot Arrested After Interfering With Goodwin Fire Fight

· Coconino National Forest Offices Closed On 4th, Red Rock Visitor Center Open

· Goodwin Fire Update By Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

· Repeal-Now-Replace-Later-Is-Longstanding-GOP-Mantra-For-Obamacare

· Public-Viewing-Late-ASU-Coach-Frank-Kush-Held-July-5

· Ozone, Asthma And EPA Junk Science

· One-Of Americas-Favorite-Restaurant-Chains-Just-Trashed-Military-Vets; Boycott-Now

· Arizona Junior Colleges Provide Viable Route To Professional Baseball For Players

· School-Brutal-Reply-Muslim-Issues-Threat-Daughters-Lunch

· Komen Arizona Chapter Closes, Other Groups Continue Race To End Cancer

· Muslim-Demands-Pig-Farmer-Move-Because They’re-Building-Mosque-Next-Door; Farmer’s-Perfect-Response

· Trumps-Tweets-Still-Making-Trouble-Sens-Mccain-Flake-Mika-Brzezinski

· Massive-Trump-Rally-In San-Diego

· While-UN-Praises-Iran-Trump-Ambassador-Nikki Halley Exposes-The-Truth

· Poll: Should Homeless Vets Receive Housing Before Refugees?

· US Supreme Court Agrees To Weigh In On Colorado Cake “Artist’s Freedom”

· Antifa-Terrorists-Snip-Fiber-Optic-Cables-Bay-Area-Brag-Online

· Poll: Should Homeless Vets Receive Housing Before Refugees?


· Did-You-Miss-Carlos-Santana?-No, You-Didn't Trump Hater Hypocritically Talks “Power Of Peace” While Reviling U.S. President

· Who Actually Colluded With Russia? Where Was The Coverage?

· AZ Republic’s Front Page: Blatant Trickery:On Display


· Wishing-All-A Safe-July-4th-Weekend


· Trump orders Congress: ‘Repeal ObamaCare TODAY!’

· AZGOP: A Sad Situation

· End Proxy Elections at AZGOP


· Diane-Douglas-Underwater, Frank-Riggs-Swimming-To-The-Top


· TRUMP: “The Fact Is The Press Destroyed Themselves…”

· Pro-Trump-Billboard-Causes-Huge-Controversy-Small-Southern-Town


· Watch Gowdy Hammer Obamacare Architect And Bald-Faced Liar


· Illegal Immigrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent And Gets To Stay In The Country


· Mental Maxine Still Ranting About Inauguration, ‘Not Going To Tolerate Him!’


· Surrounded-And-Out-Of-Ammo-Elite-SAS-Soldiers-Bayoneted-Slashed-And-Beat-The-IS-Fighters-To-Death, Drowning-One-In-A-Puddle