Sunday, August 27, 2017

8-27-17- Briefs

Republican Briefs

Condolences to the Wil Cardon family: Statement by spokesman for Nicole Cardon & her family on today's passing of Wil Cardon -- “Today a father, husband and friend to so many left Nicole and their family to be with the greatest angels, of which he will now be one. The only thing that can ease tears at a moment like this is remembering Wil’s smile that was as wide as Arizona, especially when it came to his five children. His gregarious approach to life, business, family and his faith enriched all who were fortunate to enjoy his warm embrace. We know first-hand the incredible love Wil had for people. Although highly successful in both the business and philanthropic arenas, we know that the moments with his children, helping a person on the side of the road, or even applying to be a high school football coach are what gave him the most joy. It is no secret Wil struggled with depression.  He tried mightily for his family, for himself and for all to overcome it. We are proud of how he faced this disease with openness and honesty. Today he reached a point and it finally took him, as it takes far too many. Few would want to say more about the person we will remember forever than his family, but we hope their privacy can be respected to grieve, and to plan a tribute that has come far too early.”

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 PC and State Committeeman--Last Chance To Sign The Call And Guarantee That We Can Vote To Remove Chairman Lines. Sunday Aug. 27 and Monday Aug. 28 are the last two days you can sign the call letter to guarantee that we can hold a special meeting and vote to remove Chairman Lines on September 30th. If you want to sign, please email us today: The reasons that we need to hold this vote are clear. This is not about fighting. It's about fiduciary responsibility. It's about the bylaws. A bullet-point review of some of the more serious concerns our new chairman has raised among conscientious state committeemen, statewide will be posted Monday.

AZ Supt Of Public Education Candidate Frank Riggs will speak to the Rim Country Republican Club at 11:30 am., Mon., Aug 28 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 Hwy 260 in Payson. Social/order lunch 11 am. 11:30 am., Riggs will discuss state school issues he plans to fix and answer questions. Contact Cliff Potts at 928-978-2960 for more information.) Cliff Potts at 928-978-2960 for more information.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists is presenting a free viewing of the Hating Briethart documentary at 6:40 pm., Wed., Aug 30 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17.  Doors open at 6 pm. Contact Facilitators Francine or Romesburg

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

Yuma County PC Connie Uribe To Brian Reilly: For President Trump to announce a pardon at the rally in Phoenix could appear as grandstanding and it could have caused the protestors outside to become more excitable than they were already. He was correct in waiting. As far as former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes, let’s not forget he was denied a jury trial, one of his constitutional rights. Second, his “wisely decided” fate last November led to the release of thousands of illegal aliens on the public and destruction of one of the most effective behavior correctional facilities in our nation. The rule of law and the constitution didn’t take a “huge blow” when he was pardoned. They took a huge blow when he was charged with detaining illegal immigrants, when he was charged with doing his duty! Justice has finally been done and you can take your place in the front lines at the protest.

Richard Mack, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Chairman: There is no question that Brian Reilly has been mercurial regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio. One day he asks Joe to investigate Obama and then when Joe actually does it, Reilly turns on Arpaio big time. Who can figure that out?  However, the real issue here is not Arpaio or Reilly.  The issue here is: Does a federal judge have any authority or jurisdiction to control an elected official in our state or any other state? The answer is an unambiguous NO! In my landmark case SCOTUS said that the states are not subject to "federal direction." Thus, federal judges being federal cannot direct state officials The complaint filed against Joe had no business being in federal court.

     If Joe had done this very minor offense he was accused of, it did not qualify as a federal case. The Judges did not understand who elected officials answer to and believed far too much in their own importance and power. The judges in Arpaio's case should have declined to hear it. Furthermore, his attorneys never challenged jurisdiction until it was way too late. Again, federal judges cannot tell sheriffs how to do their jobs.

      Coincidentally, I have been through a federal checkpoint on I-10 outside El Paso, where all motorists are stopped, detained, and asked if they are citizens of the USA. Did Joe really do anything differently? I would submit that the border checkpoints (not at the border) are more intrusive than anything Arpaio ever dreamed of doing. Could you imagine what would have happened to him if he had set up checkpoints asking all citizens to prove their citizenship!?!?

     Most importantly, federal judges across this country are committing the most egregious crimes imaginable. They sentence innocent people to prison, they deny bail to numerous arrestees and then deny speedy trials. Juries are manipulated and exculpatory evidence for defendants is thrown out. Witnesses for the defense are threatened and intimidated, and the trials are extremely one sided. In Arpaio's case, the judge denied him a jury trial.

Read the Sixth Amendment, it says in all criminal prosecutions, did you catch that word? ALL criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy a speedy and public trial with an impartial jury! So I ask; who broke the law here, Arpaio or the judges? These judges are the worst criminals; they destroy families, imprison innocents, and trample America's Foundation. They put federal bureaucracies ahead of the Constitution, the Pursuit of Happiness, and personal liberty.  I blame them, not Arpaio! America is in peril and it is precisely the result of federal bureaucracies and federal judges! Perhaps we all need to focus on the real problem? Editor’s Note: Mack is the well-known former Graham County (AZ) Sheriff.

Francine Romesburg, Grassroots Tea Party Activists Facilitator:  I know Brian Reilly rather well.  Brian is a good man with good intentions, however, I believe he is letting his emotions overpower what is right in this situation.  He was on the original Posse under Sheriff Joe that went after Obama birth certificate.  He’s had a bone to pick with Sheriff Joe ever since - doing everything he can to disprove Sheriff Joe’s findings on the birther issue. 
Sheriff Joe has done a lot for Maricopa County in protecting its citizens. Is Sheriff Joe considered a Constitutional sheriff?  No, but he was a good sheriff with great intentions–people loved him.  He is 84-85 yrs old.  What would it prove to put this man in prison for 6 mos other than to justify some people’s egos?  Did he do some things wrong? Of course he did - he admitted it.  Did the Federal gov’t do things wrong in handling this case? Of course they did ie. taking all his computers and going thru his office. 
      Are there Illegal immigrants running around free, never put in jail or deported like they should have been for murder, rape, incest, illegal border crossing, drugs, money laundering, etc.  Some hav crossed illegally into our country 2-5 or more times.  They want to put Sheriff Joe away for 6 months for a Misdemeanor?   This Judge wants to be judge, jury, executioner one just to make an example of Joe.  I am married to an ex-cop detective.  My dad was a cop, my uncle was a cop.  I grew up in a law family so I know what goes on.
President Trump is doing a terrific job keeping his promises to the people.  He didn’t want to make an issue Tuesday evening at the Rally.  In his own way he told everyone there he would Pardon Sheriff Joe.   The only people not happy are the Democrats and illegals. The President did exactly what he said he was going to do.  He felt Joe was wronged, should have had a jury trial; it was a misdemeanor and deserved a pardon.  If you don’t like the pardon or the way it was done.  Get Over It! Editor’s Note: Romesburg is a LD20 PC and the Sahuaro Ranch Precinct Captain.

Former AZ Attorney General Bob Corbin: “This Phoenix mayor has got to go. He is a far left wing Mayor and part of the problems we are having with our illegals and crimes committed by them. Both he and our new Sheriff are supposed to uphold the law, not break it. Maybe they might change their positions if one of the illegals were to commit a crime against them or their family.” 

LD24 PC Tristan Manos following up on the story of Arizona-GOP-Uses-Margaret-Cho-Sitcom-Pic-To-Represent-Asian-Americans: "Just like the token photo used in the story above was rightfully taken down, the token homepage header photo still up at the AZGOP website should also be taken down. I repeat myself, "Mr. Lines: Take down that photo." Contact:

Congresswoman Martha McSally: When I first joined the military, my plan was to become an Air Force doctor. Then I was told that as a woman I couldn't become a fighter pilot… That didn't sit well with me. So, I changed my plan and became the first female fighter pilot in our nation's history. I logged over 300 combat hours in the A-10 in my 6 deployments, became the first female to command a fighter squadron, and retired as a Colonel after 26 years. Combat skills, like our Constitution, are blind to gender, race, color or creed. One of the many things that make this country exceptional is the fact the circumstances of our birth do not define our future -- we are free to go as far as our talents and work can take us. Today is Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the certification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. I am passionate about equal opportunity and fairness for women. It's why I fought the Department of Defense to end a discriminatory policy that required American service women serving in Islamic countries to wear Muslim garb. And I won. And it's why I launched the Working Group on Women in the 21st Century Workforce with my fellow Republicans with the simple goal: identifying real solutions that will expand opportunity for women across America. That is what our country is all about. You can always count on me to fight for what is right. Not as a woman, or a Republican, but as a proud American who will never stop fighting to make our country more prosperous and free for all people. I hope I can count on you to stand with me in this fight.

The National Media Keeps Reporting a light crowd attended the Trump Rally in Phoenix last Tuesday. Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris, who attended the rally, gave a different viewpoint on KMOG Forum Radio the following day. He reports arriving at 4 pm, to find a line two blocks up one street, around the corner and up the street to the next corner, and then turning back two blocks on the next street towards the convention center entrance. The line was three to four persons wide.” Does that sound like the rally was lightly attended??? Below is a photo taken by Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club member Barbara Kennedy, who was seated in the VIP section, directly behind President Trump as he spoke. Does this look like a half-full room??? – ft

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3 Headlines The White House Hopes You'll Miss As Hurricane Harvey Hits As the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the US in more than a decade took aim at Texas, President Donald Trump's White House engaged in an age-old Washington tradition: the Friday news dump.Transgender individuals? Banned from joining the military. Convicted Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Officially pardoned. Controversial White House adviser Sebastian Gorka? Out of a white House job. Continue Reading.....

The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with How Trump Won author Larry Schweikert. RSVP at Annette Fettig will have a table with her hand-made for $20 each. To order a Trump doll prior to the Aug 28 meeting, contact Stephanie at (480) 329-0245 or portion of the proceeds from these dolls will go fundraising efforts for two TRW members and representatives of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to attend the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention next month in Phildalephia. TRW will also have a vendor’s table at the October AzFRW Biennial Convention at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton Hotel.

Contract with America’s Veterans (CAV) needs volunteers to man its booth between 8 am-1 pm., at the Sept 23 Stand Up for Veterans at Glendale Community College Student Center, 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302. E-mail Chairman Alex Meluskey at if you can cover for an hour or more. Free haircuts for veterans. Free lunch for veterans and their families. Learn about social services for veterans. Contributions to Contract with America's Veterans and Their Families

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix with author Rebecca Keating, who will discuss “My Life Under Sharia Law” – comparing life in America vs what we face if we don’t wake up. Her book Impact Your World exposes how to Empower the Conservative Citizen as well as empowering parents to educate their children.  The ASU grad’s book talks about the power and value of Free Speech. She will autograph any book purchased at the meeting. Contact: Chairman Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.

Anyone Interested In A Leadership Role in the Ahwatukee Tea Party should sent an email to with your contact information.

The Sun City West Republican Club resumes meeting at 8:30 am., Sat., Sept 2 in the Quail Room at the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting. A $2 donation is requested which helps pay for the room rental. Greg Eisert, Director of Goverment Affairs of Sun City Home Owners' Association, will address the continuing battle with the Corporation Commission and EPCOR. Originally from Olean, NY, he has been active in many civic groups in the Sun Cities since retiring. Contact:, or or call publicly chairwoman Jean Goncalves at 623-214-8010.

Lydia’s LaCanasta, 2023 W Wickenburg Way, in Wickenburg invites veterans to a dinner in between 5-11 pm., Sun., Sept 3 to celebrate former Army Ranger Vern Correa’s birthday. Dinner will be provided for all veterans and their wives. Family members of veterans are welcome to attend, but non-veteran family members will be charged $10.99 per member. The price includes dinner and a soft drink. RSVP deadline Fri., Sept 1. Military ID required being seating.

The Tea Party is going to Washington, DC Sept 23 to show the country their support for President Trump’s agenda, that they expect Republicans to keep their promises and that want “the Swamp” to reduce taxes, rolled back regulations and spending within people’s means. They are outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, a handful of moderate Republic killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago and they are tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trumps agenda. RSVP To This Event

Arrowhead Republican Women needs five more delegates to represent them at the Oct 27 & 28 Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Biennial Convention in Mesa. Register at Convention Registration Form There is a pre-convention Parliamentary Training course that is also available - Pre-Convention Parliamentary Training Registration Form

The Goldwater Institute’s Annual Dinner features Garry Kasparov, former World Chess Champion, on Thurs., Oct 19 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale. Kasparov is the 2017 Goldwater Award recipient 6:30 pm Reception and Silent Auction, 7:30 pm Dinner, Live Auction, and award presentation, followed by Liberty on the Lawn after-dinner reception. RSVP BY Fri, Sept 29. Buy Tickets here

A Veterans Benefits Fair is scheduled between 11 am – 3 pm., Thurs., Aug 31 at the East Valley Institute of Technology, Bldg 2 Banquet Rm, 1601 W Main St., in Mesa. The fair is sponsored by the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Representatives from the VA will be there to help veterans file new claims and follow up on existing claims. RSVP: 480- 699-8239.



The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with How Trump Won author Larry Schweikert. RSVP at Annette Fettig will have a table with her hand-made for $20 each. To order a Trump doll prior to the Aug 28 meeting, contact Stephanie at (480) 329-0245 or portion of the proceeds from these dolls will go fundraising efforts for two TRW members and representatives of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to attend the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention next month in Phildalephia. TRW will also have a vendor’s table at the October AzFRW Biennial Convention at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton Hotel.

August 31

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 31 with Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. PC training will start at 6 pm., prior to the regular meeting. Contact Chr Bert Moll at

Get Out The Vote For Republican Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez phone banks are conducted daily between 9 am-5 pm at the Pima Republican Headquarters. Call HQ at 520-321-1492 to volunteer. If calling from home contact Michelle Ludwig at Headquarters (520-326-1492) or for script and call list. A Meet & Greet for Rodriguez was held yesterday at in Tucson.


Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that Senator Jeff Flake has been added to their Reagan Day Dinner speakers list which also includes Congressman Paul Gosar and Mike Broomhead, conservative talk radio show host for KFYI 550 AM Radio in Phoenix. The dinner will be held on Friday, September 1st at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 PM. Dinner at 6 PM. Morris said, “This is the first sitting Senator to speak to the Gila County Republican Committee in more than a decade. We have some great speakers with diverse topics and those attending the dinner will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the evening”. Tickets are available at or call 928-478-8186 for tickets or information.


The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowmen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170. Bowmen has been the chairman of the AAARC since 2005 and is a recipient of the AZGOP Lincoln Award. He served for 10 years as a USAF military police office and represented the American Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Bowman is past president of the Scottsdale Western Sages Toastmasters, was named Volunteer of the Year for both Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation (new New Pathways) and Sun Sounds of Arizona (a reading service for print disabled.) Six years ago, he helped create the Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day/Arizona Official Black History Month event. He is a LD18 PC.


· Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio: My Political Career Isn't Over

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· Trump-Ally-Roger-Stone-Says-Sen-John-McCain-Burn-In Hell

· Joe-Arpaio’s-Republican-Supporters-Celebrate-His-Pardon

· By Donald-Trump-Standards-Sen-Jeff-Flake-Gets-Off-Easy-At Phoenix-Rally

· Gorka Quits White House: Slams Anti #MAGA Enemies In Stunning Resignation Letter

· Speaker-Ryan, Sen-McCain-Side-With Democrats; Blast-Trump-Arpaio-Pardon

· Arpaio Pardon Triggers Swift, Divided Responses On Social Media

· Joe-Arpaio’s First Impression Of His Presidential Pardon

· McCain:Trump-Pardoning-Arpaio-Undermines-His-Claim-For-The-Respect-Of-Rule-Of-Law

· Dems-Slam-Trump-For-Pardoning-Arpaio-During-Hurricane

· Trump-Admin-Will-Check-People’s-Papers-As-They-Evacuate-From-Hurricane-Harvey

· High School Students Enjoy Discussion With Rep. McSally

· Antifa-Has-A-New-Cell-In-Philly-And-They’re-Calling-For-Property-Seizures-Violence-On-Police-And-All-Out-Revolution

· Additional-Videos-In-The-Channel-12-Memorial-Vandalism-Report

· Rep-Trent-Franks: The-Monumental-Importance-Of-Clarity-In-Government

· Marijuana Bundle Launched Over Arizona Border

· Star Running Back Sets Record Straight On Colin Kaepernick’s Unemployment

· Arizona Leaders React To Arpaio Pardon

· Flagstaff Police Arrest Cellphone Peeper, Victims Sought

· Texas Mayor Has Grim Instructions For Residents Unwilling To Evacuate

· Court Orders Arizona Federal Judges To Stop Shackling Defendants

· Tucson Caregiver Indicted, Accused Of Kidnapping Elderly Patient

· Border Patrol Arrests 12 At San Diego Beaches

· Political Correctness Fever Hits Rock Bottom At Oregon Courthouse

· La Paz County Man Arrested For Sex Crimes Against A Minor

· Agents Find 170lbs Of Marijuana After K9 Alert

· WWII, Korea Veterans Taking Off On Honor Flight

· Charlottesville Has Begun Draping Confederate Monuments In Black Plastic In Mourning Over Woman Killed Protesting White Supremacists

· The-ACLU-Just-Tweeted-A-White-Supremacy-Message-And-The-Internet-Is-In-An-Uproar

· South Carolina Cuts Off All Funding To Abortion Providers


· AZ Republic Denied Arpaio Perp Walk, Mug Shot, Goes Apoplectic Joe Arpaio Graciously Expresses Appreciation Of President Trump’s Pardon

· President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

· Poll: Jeff Flake In Deep Trouble With AZ Voters

· Failing AZ Republic Still Using Trump Rally In Vain Effort To Boost Sales


· Watch Video Trumps Phoenix Speech

· Powerhouse Trump Battles In Az...


· Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter

· President Trump Pardons Joe

· You Say The Times Are Evil?

· Corruption Chronicles

· It Is Time To Recall Chairman Lines

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· The Aftermath Of Charlottesville: What’s Next For Donald Trump?

· Live Stream: President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Phoenix

· GCRC Chairman Morris's Report On The Trump Rally And The KMOG Forum Radio Show.


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· Speaker-Ryan, Sen-McCain-Side-Democrats-Blast-Trump-Arpaio-Pardon


· Disciplining The President: West Wing Gushes Leaked Details About How Aides Locking Down Information Flow, Controlling Donald Trump

· A Letter To The Rabbis Who Undermined President Trump

· Mainstream Media BULLIED Dr. Sebastian Gorka Into Resigning From Trump’s Team

· Months Before Pardon, Trump Asked Sessions About Dropping Federal Case Against Arpaio, An Ally In His Anti-Obama ‘Birther’ Crusade

· Gay Trump Supporters Denied Float In ‘Pride’ Parade Are Fighting Back

· Trump Is Driving CNN CRAZY! His Remarks About The Press Are Spot On


· Police Released An Illegal Alien…Then He Went Home And MURDERED His Girlfriend


· Cruz: Voters Are ‘Ticked,’ GOP Will ‘Look Like Fools,’ Lose Majorities If We Don’t Keep Our Promises

· Steve Bannon Targets Mitch McConnell: ‘I’m Going To Light Him Up’

· Watch: Republican Congressman Explains How Us Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive At Your Expense


· Navy Collisions May Have Killed More U.S. Troops In 2017 Than War In Afghanistan

· Mattis Delivers “Pep Talk” To Overseas US Troops (Video)

· USS John McCain Search And Rescue Efforts Take Dark Turn

· US Military Gets New "Standoff Weapon," And KJU Couldn't Be More Terrified

· U.S. Sending As Many As 4,000 Troops To Afghanistan — NATO May Send Half That

· Media-Freaks-James-Mattis-Uses-1-Politically-Incorrect-Term-In Speech


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· Airline Maintenance Workers Protest Outsourcing Of Jobs To Foreigners


· AP: North Korea Missile Launch Fails

· Germany Shuts Down Left-Wing Site To Protect Its Police Force