Monday, July 31, 2017

7-31-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Signatures On The “Call Petition” To Remove Chairman Lines Cannot Be Signed Online, according to Marianne Ferrari, LD20 State Committeeman and spokesman for the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “Call” petitions. Ferrari cautions, “Some State Committeemen believe they have signed our call to remove Chairman Lines online.  Actually, they probably signed Archie Dicksion's petition urging the legislature to end abuse of proxies.” State Committeemen wanting to sign the Remove Lions call petition, should contact Ferrari at for contact information on the designated individual gathering State Committeemen signatures in their county or district.

Only State Committeemen can sign the “Call for a special meeting petition” to address the removal of AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines, according to Marianne Ferrari, the Remove Lines spokesmanShe points out,Under Special Meetings, the By-laws state that the chairman can call a special meeting, and also the "membership of the state committee" can "issue the call. I wanted to remain faithful to that stipulation in all phases. To me, if it is the membership of the State Committee, i.e., the State Committeemen, who are issuing this call, and the State Committeemen are the only ones who can sign it, then it should also be State Committeemen who gather the signatures and sign the declaration on the back. That way, this project is 100% an action by the membership of the state committee.” Ferrari can be reached at with questions. Ferrari has no assurance that the AZGOP will pay for the “special meeting” therefore, the Remove Lines group is asking for contributions to fund that meeting. To contribute funds for the Special Meeting go to

Editor’s Note: There are two separate petitions circulating within Republican circles at the moment. One is the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “call” petition that must carry an original signature and be witnessed. The Remove Lines petition calls for the recall of Lines, and the first and second vice chairmen. Marianne Ferrai, Recall Lines spokesman, emphasized, “We have distributed NO ‘Remove Lines’ petitions for electronic signatures.” If a state committeeman or Executive Board member signed a petition electronically, thinking it was a Remove Lines petition, please contact Ferrari at so she can direct you to the individual in charge of gathering Remove Lines petition signatures in your area.

     The second petition in circulation is Archie Dicksion’s “Proxy” petition requesting that the Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier” is posted at for signature gathering purposes. Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009. - ft

Pima County area Arizona State Committeeman Leiann Anderson has paperwork available for state committeemen wanting to sign the "Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines" meeting call. Anderson can be reached at or 520 289-9600.

Prescott Area State Committeemen Rick Hennessey has petitions available to state committeemen wanting to sign “Remove GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines” Call petitions. Hennessey can be reached at or 928 499 9342.

LD6 State Committeeman Richard Sperry  to Sen Sylvia Allen: I have been reading all your emails and your reasons, if you want to call them that, about not recalling Jonathan Lines. I am very irritated, to say the least, especially knowing that the history of both our families goes back almost 400 hundred years in the land that was to become this great nation. They fought in all the major conflicts, including myself spending four years in and out of Viet Nam.  Our forefathers built a nation founded on the rule of law and I shudder to think what would have happened if they would have retreated at the first sign of defeat?  You're appealing to the State Committeemen to condone what many are seeing as blatant misconduct by the Chairman and his cohorts - for the sake of a unity that isn’t there - is insulting the intelligence of those that are trying to hold accountable the very people that are doing harm to the party.  When we turn our back, as you would have us do and allow people to break those rules we begin the demise of what our numerous ancestors fought for. What will then be left is for you to start writing the eulogy for the late great United States of America! As one of your constituents, I am requesting that you cease and desist from trying to convince us to go along with what clearly is a self-serving agenda. Let me make it perfectly clear, your letters have only motivated me to fight harder for this recall!

Tom Morrissey, Past Chairman AZ GOP: Chairman Lines, the best, and maybe the only, way to end this unrest in our state party, is to commission a forensic audit.  You should know that this would leave no stone unturned and absolutely clear the air for all concerned.  The continuing vitriol serves no one and is causing the exodus from our party of those we need most.  We all, including you, deserve to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.  You claim to have raised more money than any previous chairman, up to this point, so why not spend some of it to help bring some accord back to the AZ GOP?  Leadership seems to be a rare commodity these days and leading the AZ GOP through a dynamic action such as a forensic audit will speak volumes on your behalf.

La Paz County Chairman Russell Sias to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines: I read your letter posted in the 7-30-17-Briefs My concern is that you do not appear to understand that the issues are not about you or your staff – or even ballot harvesting. Sir, you have missed the point. It is about honesty, transparency, and representing the grassroots, instead of manipulating them.

     Let’s address honesty first. You brought up the money, suggesting in your letter that the amount is $235,000. In the minutes of the 11 Mar ex meeting, you stated it was $220,000. The minutes of that meeting stated that it was $250,000! Not that the actual amount really matters, for NONE of these amounts were brought to a previous ExComm meeting, as our bylaws suggest they should. Nor was our potential involvement in the ballot harvesting issue either. Had this issue, and amount of money, whatever it is, been brought before the Ex Committee, you, as the treasurer, would have known, so you COULD NOT have claimed surprise at the amount of the obligation.But, again, it’s not about the money, it is about following our bylaws, and being honest with the grassroots of our party.

     You state that you have raised most of this money already. How? From whom? If these donations are in increments of $100, or less, I don’t care. If, on the other hand, they are in amounts of thousands of dollars, we all need to know. Why? Because, if someone is handing you a donation for say, $1,000, $25,000, or even more, then the question becomes ...what are they expecting to buy, and what are you selling? Oh, IF you were following the bylaws, you, sir, wouldn’t be raising money, our finance chairman would be. Just saying….

Cochise county State Committeemen Bruce M Piepho response to Sen Sylvia Allen and Navajo County Republican Chairman Steve Slaton 7-30-17-Briefs

· Allen -Then what if Lines is re-elected? Then will you support him? Piepho - I for one will never support Lines. The real point of all this: the AZGOP is the PCs and it is the PCs who are the State Committeemen. AZGOP does not belong to the donors or the fake Flakes and corrupt McCain.

· Allen -So now we are somewhere in January/February and still not organized still not united, still fighting. I have thought the consequences of a recall that is why I sent my letter. Piepho - The AZGOP in-fighting has been going on for years. McCain operatives asked Tom Morrissey to fire AZGOP staff and allow “them” to restaff. Tom said NO! Robert Graham allegedly said yes. Lines said he would not hire Kenney- Lines hired him anyway. Unity will only come when the lies stop, the proxy harvesting stops and undue influence by McCain stops. If Flake loses to a democrat in 2018 are we really worse off?

· Slaton- We have huge problems NOW! With a dishonest party leadership! Piepho: I AGREE!

· Allen- We have lost civility in our country and party. Calling someone a liar is wrong. Piepho: I agree name calling, such as liar, is less than bad. McCain, Flake, Robert Graham, Lines and Kenney all lie. So what should we call them; the UN-truth brigade?

· Slaton- Why would we be sadly mistaken for holding our elected representatives accountable for their actions and inactions? Piepho: AMEN!

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman: When people ask me if I am a Republican or a Democrat, I almost always reply that I am a Constitutionalist. This baffles some; others understand. I am SO sick and tired of the manipulation that goes on! Don’t tell me that someone will vote to repeal ObamaCare just to get my vote come election time. While I don’t expect that everyone will agree with me all the time, just most of the time (giggle!), I absolutely do expect all to be honest with me ALL the time. I would much rather know where someone honestly stands, that to be pandered to - because that’s what they think I want them to express. This despicable nonsense leads to chaos – and the politics, in the nasty mess that Pres. Trump wants to rename from the swamp to the cesspool. It is my humble opinion, that the vote in the last few days on health care was a set up. Until I see differently, those that voted for the bill knew that McCain was going to vote against it, so they could go ahead and vote for it, knowing full well that doing so would cover themselves in some future election. This same deceptive nonsense has been going on for years! How many times did they vote for repeal, knowing that Obama would reject it, and now, when our president would actually sign the repeal, they no longer can hide their true position in the same manner. AT LEAST WE KNOW that the Democrats are essentially socialists (at least), so we cannot let them run our government, but if we don’t “repeal and replace” our crooked Republicans with those that won’t deceive us, our government will continue to decline and ultimately fail.

Pima County Tea Party Patriots: After the Senate failure to repeal ObamaCare it is time to make them feel the pain as many of us have. Congress has an exemption that excludes them from ObamaCare. President Trump can issue a new rule to override this exemption. Please use the talking points below and call the White House switchboard at 202.456.1414.

   1. Ask the President to end the illegal and unfair exemption from ObamaCare that Congress currently enjoys.

   2. Tweet the President and ask him to end the congressional exemption. Use @POTUS so President Trump will see your tweets.


   Fact #1: ObamaCare is an unworkable law. We knew before Congress passed it that it would be unworkable. More taxes, more fees, more regulations, and the expansion of the federal government are NOT workable solutions.

   Fact #2: As soon as Members of Congress and staffers realized the law, as written, would not work for them, they got a special exemption so they could keep their generous taxpayer-funded subsidies.

   Fact #3: ObamaCare requires that Members of Congress and their staffers go on an ObamaCare exchange. Congress is illegally enrolled in the Washington, DC Small Business Exchange in order to retain their taxpayer-funded health insurance subsidies. How unfair is that?

   Fact #4: Americans have been struggling with this law for seven years. We were not granted special permission to dance around the law, and we certainly have not been forgiven for breaking the law or not following the letter of the law.

    Fact #5: The United States is a nation built on the principle of the rule of law. Allowing our lawmakers to become lawbreakers makes a mockery of our rule of law system.

   Fact #6: Our experience with ObamaCare over the last seven years has convinced us that the law needs to be repealed. We look forward to that same awakening moment for Members of Congress. So, join us under the law, and then let’s get serious as a nation about repealing the law. Contact: Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, or Jan Humble at

A Meet & Greet For Prescott Mayoral Candidate Mary Beth Hrin is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Tues., Aug 8 in The Community Room, 1235 E. Gurley St., in Prescott for refreshments & Q&A’s. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson @ (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., July 31 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to make nominations for a new award called “Spineless Jellyfish Award,” discuss healthcare issues kirkpatrick's proudest moment and the success of the post card program, hear how J C Piers uses Twitter, rename Hillary Clinton’s latest book “What Happened” to “The truth Really Hurts,” according to Chr Ron Ludder at 602.677.1496

The Maricopa County Republicans Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) will meet at 7 pm., Tues, Aug 1 at the AZGOP Headquarters. The EGC is comprised of Officers (Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer), LD chairs in the county, and 5 Members-at-large (MALs). PCs may attend to observe, according to Chairman Chris Herring.

The Deadline To Register To Vote in the Aug 29 Phoenix City Council Election for Districts 2,4,6 & 8 is midnight July 31. Contact: Phoenix City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or use the 7-1-1 Relay System.

The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity will hold a policy panel on "Death And Taxes: Health Insurance And Tax Reform In Congress" at 5:30 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at a yet to be disclosed location. The panel will feature freshman Congressman Andy Biggs, an outspoken proponent of health insurance and tax reform, and Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Phoenix surgeon and Cato Institute senior fellow. Tickets : reform-in-congress-tickets Once you have been cleared to attend by their security process, the staff will send you confirmation and more details about the event. - Leslie D. White , Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity – AZ

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders is calling for volunteers to help plan and organize the Citizens Business League of Arizona’s 2018 State Hood Day activities scheduled Fri, Feb 16 and Sat., Feb 17, 2018 at Pioneer Living History Village, 3901 W Pioneer Road (I-17 and Pioneer Road), Phoenix, AZ 85076 in celebration of Arizona’s 106th birthday. (Statehood day is actually, Wed., Feb 14.) Activities include a parade, vendors, demonstrations, displays, petting zoo, booths, and numerous other family activities. Ludders can be reached at 602.677.1496

The Desert Roses at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center will host a shotgun shooting sports field day between 9 am and 2 pm., on Aug 20 at the Prescott Valley Trap and Skeet Club, 10800 AZ-69, Dewey, AZ  86327, to teach women safety and firearms fundamentals. $10 registration fee includes eye and ear protection, loaner shotguns, ammunitions and targets. For information about Desert Roses, visit Also, view a video about the program that recently appeared on 3TV/CBS 5 at For more information about the Ben Avery Clay Target Center, visit or call (623) 434-8119.

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey’s new radio show will air between 4-6 pm., Thur., Aug 3 in Payson, stream through Facebook site KRIM96 FM. Morrissey’s says the show is about music and stories of his experiences in the music business.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s 4th Annual Reagan Day Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., Sept 1 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. The cash bar opens at 5 pm. Congressman Paul Gosar will give an update on what is happening in Congress. Tickets available at For more information call Gila GOP at 928-478-8186.

The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current Executive Director/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

President Donald Trump's staff is too "incestuous" and Washington-oriented and needs changes, Larry Klayman, founder of the government watchdog Freedom Watch, told Newsmax TV on Friday amid major changes in White House communications office. "I think that the president got the wrong people and it's not bad that there's going to be a shakeup here," Klayman, a former federal prosecutor, told Miranda Khan on Newsmax's "America Talks Live." Continue Reading...



The Ahwatukee Republican Women Luncheon Fundraiser featuring Radio Personalities Mike Broomhead, Seth Leibsohn, Chris Buskirk and Suzanne Sharer is scheduled at 11:30 am., Wed., Aug 2 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St in Phoenix. Book singing between 11 am-1 pm. Pre-registration required. Reservation Deadline – Fri, July 28. Member/Associate - $20. Non-Member - $25. Table Host - $250 Members & $300 Non-Members


Concerned Citizens for America is hosting a movie night featuring “Revelation, Dawn Of Global Government”, starring Charlie Daniels, Alex Jones, Sheriff Richard Mack, Joseph Farrah, & Many More Patriots who believe the country dodged a bullet in November of 2016 with the election of Donald J. Trump. The group will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 3 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Summer desserts will be served. Contact: Andrea Kadar at

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet not meet on Thurs., Aug 3, according to Chairman Sally Kizer They will resume at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 to hear local candidates speak. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer

Aug 7

Riders USA present “Arizona Immigration Updates” featuring Judicial Watch S/W Projects Coordinator Mark Spencer at 7 pm., Aug 7 at the Elks Lodge #2251, 2320 S Hardy Drive in Tempe. Judicial Watch is on the front lines battle on immigration issues in Arizona. Spencer is a former Phoenix police officer and past President of Police Law Enforcement Association (PLEA). He will address the Phoenix police “draft” order regarding immigration, unlawful in-state tuition for Dreamers, Identification cards for illegals in Phoenix, SB1070 and much more.


· Senator-John-McCain-Betrays-American People Again

· McCain’s Morning After: Sunday’s Comic

· On The Lines: Sunday’s Comic

· Video-After-McCain-Betrayed-Trump-And-All-Of-The-US-This-Shameful-Video-Surfaces-Showing-His-True-Colors

· John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

· McCain Not Repealing Obamacare Is A Revenge Vote Against Trump, Said O'Reilly

· Wikileaks Just Dropped A Massive Bombshell About Robert Mueller – This Is Huge!

· Who-McCain-Met-With-Before-His-Vote-On-Obamacare-Repeal-Tells-You-Everything-You-Need-To-Know

· Poll: Flake-Most-Unpopular-Senator-In-The-Nation

· John-McCain-Hero-Or Bum

· Petition: 100,000 Signatures To Force Congress To Use Obamacare!

· Judicial-Watch-Sues-For Info-On Comey-Memos

· Muellers-Russia-Probe-Is-A-Political-Hit-Job; Either-Rein-Him-In-Or-Fire-Him

· Once A RINO, Always A RINO – McCain Sinks Obamacare Repeal

· McCain-Was-Just-Caught

· Texas Judge Placed On Unpaid Leave Because She’s Not A US Citizen

· Family Proposes New Law To Regulate Bouncers After Death Of Valley Firefighter

· Scottsdale Fashion Square Renovates To Keep Luxury Shoppers In Stores And Offline

· False-Information-And-Omitted-Facts-Given-To-Senator-Chuck-Grassley

· Child Sex Offender Arrested By Border Patrol

· Biggs Moves To Direct Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Emails

· Bolton-Blasts-Trump-Russia-Collusion-Narrative-In-Epic-Fashion

· Cloned Dish Van Busted At Ajo Immigration Checkpoint

· Now-Hiring: Multiple-Valley-Career-Fairs-At Sky-Harbor, Portillo’s, Roadhouse-Cinemas

· No Prosecution Of Man Accused Of Making A Bomb Threat At Sky Harbor

· Northwestern-Us-Heat-Wave-To-Jeopardize-All-Time-Record-Highs-At-Midweek

· Border Patrol K9 Sniffs Out Marijuana In Gas Tank

· San Luis CBP Officers Seize Meth/Cocaine Worth $362k

· Secretary-State-Michele-Reagan-Reviewing-New-Request-For Voter-Data

· Methamphetamine Seized By Nogales Cbp Officers

· Another Arizona Business Sumco Joins ICE Image Program

· Navajo Men Sentenced For Deadly Assault

· Pima County Tilting At Climate Change

· Goldwater Takes On Santa Fe Nonprofits Speech Ordinance

· Spicer Taking Meetings, Holding Out For ‘Big TV Job’

· Ducey’s Donors: Sunday’s Comic

· What-Ducey-Told-McCain-Ahead-His-Big-Vote-To Kill-GOP-Repeal-Bill/

· McCain-Returning- To Arizona; Starts-Cancer-Treatment-Monday

· Make Room For Reince: Sunday’s Comic

· Sole-Survivor-Of-Antelope-Canyon-Flash-Flood-Describes-Horrific-Tragedy-20-Years-Later

· Cochise County Search And Rescue Saves Man In Flash Flood

· Monsoon-Water-Damage-Prompts-Adjustments-To-Phoenix-Library

· Sells Man Gets 37 Months In Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor


· Hero Or Goat? Typifying The Liberal Quandary

· Chaotic Musical Chairs,Shakespearean Style Backstabbing In The West Wing

· McCain Single-Handedly Kills GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare

· AZ Republic Morphs Into The Daily McCain

· McCain Curses Conservatives From US Senate Chamber


· Senator-John-McCain-Betrays-American People… Again

· What Was Found On McCain's Laptop - Will Turn Your Stomach !!!

· Republicans-Scam-All-Talk-For-Show-On Obamacare

· President-Names John Kelley WH Chief Of Staff


· Look What McCain Told Upchuck Schumer Right Before Healthcare Vote

· Trump Tweets. Congress Weeps!

· Trump Replaces Priebus


· GOP-Governor-Issues-Warning-Pf Plot-Underway-By George-Soros


· The-Real-Reason-That-Trump-Just-Kicked-Priebus-To-The-Curb

· Trump Urges, Threatens Republicans Not To Abandon Obamacare Repeal

· The Coup Against Trump

· Trump-Threatens-To-Cancel-Some-Health-Care-Benefits-For-Lawmakers


· A New Law Passed By Democrats Completely THREATENS To Undo The 2nd Amendment – They Can Now LEGALLY Confiscate Guns!


· An-83-Year-Old-Veteran-Walked-Into-A-Fast-Food-Restaurant-What-Happens-Next-Will-Have-Tears-In-Your-Eyes

· US Conducts Anti-Missile Test In Reply To N Korea


· Former First-Lady-Gets-Verbal-Whoopin’-From Judge-Jeanine-Video


· Putin Orders Cut Of 755 Personnel At U.S. Diplomatic Missions In Russia