Monday, October 9, 2017

10-9-17 Briefs


Today Is Columbus Day

Holly Jo SamsillWickenburg’s Home-Town Gal Holly Jo Samsill sang the National Anthem at the Turquoise Circuit (no kneelers in that rodeo crowd!) this weekend. Parents John and Susie Samsill are very proud of her. As a matter of fact, all of the Wickenburg folks who watched Holly Jo grow from a cute toddler into a beautiful young women on the rise in the country western music world are mighty proud of her. When she isn’t on tour, you can usually catch the singer belting out a western song (some of which she wrote ) at one of the local cowboy bars.

See-Why-NFL-Players-Take-Knee-To Police Count How Many Are ArrestedThere’s even a website is a database of arrest statistics of professional football players.

Dr. Bob Branch, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will be at the AZRA  - Western Pinal County Chapter meeting at 6:30 pm., Mon, Oct 9 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ. Doors open at 6 pm.

Chief Master Sgt. Bert A. Reid, 161st Air Refueling Wing command chief, took over as the 161st ARW command chief on yesterday (Oct 7). Reid was previously the 161st Logistics Readiness Squadron chief enlisted manager. new-161st-command-chief-continues-tradition-of-honor

AZRA Chairman Jim O’Connor’s overview of accomplishments at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Convention held in Mesa over the weekend: NFRAs Activist of the Year was awarded to the President of the Georgia Republican Assembly, Alex Johnson for his work in creating new chapters in his home state.

    The Convention  passed six resolutions in support of furthering President Trumps agenda to clean the swamp. Resolutions cover- Education, Defunding Planned Parenthood, Supporting the Presidents Immigration Policies, Protection of First Amendment Rights & Freedoms, Promoting the Traditional Family, and Support for Ending Government Financed Child Profiteering & Generational Genocide.

   The Biennial Convention, officiated by NFRA President Willes Lee of Hawaii, was sponsored by the National Rifle Association, the American Conservative Union Foundation (CPAC),, American Majority, Maricopa County Chamber of Commerce, the Prosperity Initiative, Merwin Capital Management, and Casa Grande Valley Newspapers.

   Dick Morris’ luncheon had 180 in attendance and the Corey Lewandowski dinner had 220 participants. Saturday speaker panels included Freedom Caucus Congressmen Andy Biggs, Rent Franks & Paul Gosar; Arizona Border Focus Sheriff Richard Mack, Senate President Russell Pearce, &  Former Border Patrol Agents Association Chairman  Zack Taylor. The duo of Chris Farrell & Mark Spencer representing Judicial Watch kept the attendees riveted with their presentation. The most emotionally moving presentation was that of Jeanette Finicum, widow of Lavoy Finicum, who was shot and killed by federal agents in January of 2016. She delivered a powerful message for all Americans’ to heed.

    Arizona’s Republican National Committeewoman, Lori Klein Corbin delivered a power punch in her remarks on moving President’s Agenda forward in the 2018 election cycle. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio closed the afternoon session with a testimony of appreciation to President Trump for his bold move issuing a pardon to Arpaio.

    AZRA hosted the most successful NFRA Convention ever and is well positioned to accomplish our goals for the balance of this year and next, under the leadership of and outstanding Executive Committee and fully engaged 40 member Board of Directors. Visit

ICYMI: Rep. Trent Franks appeared on CNN Newsroom Saturday. Here is a key quote by Franks explaining the link between terrorism, mass murders and the abortion debate..."Sometimes I wonder if our focus is not on protecting innocent human life. If it were, maybe there wouldn't be some of these other horrible things... I am convinced of this much, whether it is some evil monster shooting people from a hotel window, or if it's some Planned Parenthood abortionist making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year killing innocent children, or it's terrorists mowing people down a crowd with trucks, or it's some racist monster doing the same thing in a car, it all comes down to one basic, foundational premise and that is: We as a [human family] have to promote the protection of innocent life to the ultimate degree. Otherwise, the failure to do so, manifests in some terrible dark and evil ways." video of interview Franks introduced and passed H.R. 36 last week -- a pro-life bill that would prevent abortionists from aborting babies after 20 weeks, or when the fetus can feel pain: house-passes-bill-banning-abortion-after-20-week-mark/

Clarification: Former MCRC Chairman Lyle Tuttle asked about the current MRC chairman’s prior involvement with College Republicans  in the 10-7-17-briefs.  Former MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer is a former member of the ASU College Republicans and current  MCRC Chairman Chris Herring was with the Maricopa County Young Republicans,  according to a researcher. - ft

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. Commentary that runs over is subject to editing. – ft

Yesterday, Political Consultant Constantin “CQ” Querard responds to Briefs Oct 1 Question Are you employed by George Soros or in any way taking funds from him?- ft  Yesterday, CQ wrote: Sorry, just saw this email. Nope, not now not ever.  It’s a lie the AFA blog keeps putting out there even though I've sent them corrections. Their response is that I'm welcome to put "my version" of things in the comments section.  I don't have the time to police their work and it’s not my version, it’s the truth. I saw Steve Slaton repeat the lie in an effort to whack Sylvia Allen and me, and AFA added a note at the bottom saying that I claimed I wasn't paid by Soros but "their research" showed otherwise.  Nuts... AZGOP: It’s About The Rule Of Law!!! And Conservative, Values!!

    Appreciate you checking on it though.  Our side of things is starting to get as bad as the Left in terms of willingness to lie/smear for the sake of winning an argument/fight.  Instead of pursuing the truth, they pursue victory at any and all costs, thinking it’s more important to win than be right.  Where is the value of "winning" if the cause isn't just?  It is very destructive...  All we can do is hang on and keep telling the truth.  Eventually some folks can figure out who was being honest and who was lying, but the sad truth is that a lot of otherwise well-intentioned folks are going to be misled and will never know it... Editor’s Note: Briefs posted Slaton’s commentary 1-3-10 Briefs, however, Briefs edited out the speculative commentary linking CQ to Soros. - ft

Editor’s Note: Political Consultant Constantin “CQ” Querard has been involved in Arizona Republican political circles for years. Yesterday CQ sent Briefs a copy of a message he sent to AFA addressing speculation that has circulated in Republican circles for some time. – ft   CQ to AFA: Always happy to debate issues and policies, even with mostly anonymous folks... But I was sent a shot of a column that I'm guessing is recent, claiming I'm being paid by George Soros for work related to National Popular Vote? AZGOP: It’s About The Rule Of Law!!! And Conservative, Values!! That's a really dumb lie, concocted by someone who might be careless or might be malicious. I'll assume the former for now, although it’s been corrected enough times that when it does rear its head it’s usually someone who is lying on purpose. I'm paid by National Popular Vote, Inc which has never taken a dime from Soros or anyone related to him. If it’s a question of who likes the idea, I think one of his sons or nephews once wrote a column supporting the concept, but it is also supported by Tom Tancredo, Newt Gingrich and others. Heck, even President Trump said he favored a system where the person with the most votes wins (on 60 Minutes the Sunday after he got elected). So no, there's no Soros money in my pocket, and your readers deserve to know that. Please make the correction. Thank you.

Tom Morrissey, Past Chairman AZ GOP: It was a pleasure to speak before the Sun City West Republican Club this past Saturday, and to see so many wonderful folks whom I had met when I was State Chairman. What was apparent to me during this visit was the sense of unhappiness with our voting process for our Party and for our state offices. I reminded the audience that "those we put in office, work for us, we do not work for them." This prompted a discussion regarding our Party elections and the "abuse" of allowing excessive proxy votes. In addition, even though we have term limits at the state level, a system of "ping pong"  has allowed the same elected officials to move from the Senate to House and back. It lets a chosen few control our entire system circumventing the Founding Fathers' intention to govern ourselves with citizen legislators.

    What seemed to ring true with that group was when I mentioned that the election of Donald J Trump has caused a revolt in the ranks of the "ruling class" against "we the people" by trying to remove him from office. (I know that feeling well.)

    President Trump was our choice last November and in my opinion, our last hope to save this great nation. So if our elected officials do not support him, we should not support them.

    SHadowWolves_FullCVR   2I also had the opportunity to announce  my newly published book "The Way of the Shadow Wolves". Steven Seagal and I tell the fictional story of law enforcement officers who are under attack by the Deep State operators in government (elected and unelected) who try to prevent them from saving the country from terrorists and the cartels. Fiction, based on fact? Available on Amazon.

    I have been invited to speak to other clubs around the state and am happy to do so in the upcoming months. The better informed our Party membership, the better we will be served by our elected officials. Let's keep this movement going folks!

LD11 PC Jill Hendersen: In possibly one of the most ill-advised moves of all time, Craig Brittain has decided to run for senator in Arizona. He's picked up a few Trumpian notions along the way (you'll see those in a moment), although his "legalize marijuana everywhere" platform really isn't what's expected from someone hitching a ride on the Trump Train. This is going to clash with Arizona voters who like to hear everyone in the media being called "fake news" but also want More Cops But ... and Joe Arpaio Did Nothing Wrong. No one running for public office likes closet skeletons popping out at inappropriate times. The problem with Brittain is his skeletons are parading around the entryway, when not leaving the house completely to cruise the main drag.  Former-Revenge-Porn-Site-Operator-Readies-Senate-Run; Bogus-Takedown-Requests-To-Youtube



Sen Marco Rubio will be in Scottsdale Mon, Oct 9 for a fundraising luncheon for Sen Jeff Flake at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia. Reservations $100 donation. $500 VIP reception.

The Western Pinal County Chapter of AZRA will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Oct 9 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ to hear Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr Robert Branch. Branch, an adjunct faculty member at Grand Canyon University, is in his third term as a Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commissioner, a past LD13 Chairman , a registered Republican since 1976 and a Tea Party member since 2010. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins

LD 29  will meet at 7 pm, Mon., Oct 9 at Genie G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Social time starts at 6:30.  If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert,  623.330.3622.

Oct 10

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues., Oct 10 at 2017 at Paseo Verde Christian Church,  7569 W Greenway Rd.,  Peoria 85345, to discuss current events such as Antifa's proposed plan of for Nov 4th, and your right to self-defense as a citizen.  No admission fee. Contact:   Randy Miller at (623) 866-3544.

LD 27 Will Hold A Social Gathering, instead of their regular monthly meeting, at 7pm, Oct 10 at the Fired Pie (24th St/Baseline).  Central City Radio Owner Julian Allison will be on hand if you would like to learn about how to affordably host your own radio show.  

OCT 11

Arrowhead Republican Women will meet for luncheon with acclaimed author/historian Larry Schweikart on Oct 11 at Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave/Meeker Blvd. Reservations required $20 for the luncheon, payable at the door by cash or check made out to "ARW." Schweikart newest book How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution and prior book A Patriot's History of the United States will be available for purchase. (No credit cards on books.) Reservations deadline Oct 8. RSVP to Lezlee at 602-354-5224.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Oct 11 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway Dunlap Ave exit I-17) with Radio/TV personality Christy Charles.  Her current show “Jesus Asks, Are You Listening? on HSBN. She was heard on 1280 in Phoenix for 17 years.

The Grande Valley Republican Women​ will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., Oct 11 at Boston Pizza off Florence Blvd in Casa Grande. Surprise speaker. Pizza and salad - $15 per person. Contact Irene Littleton 520-840-4064 by Oct 10.

OCT 14

LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko and her husband Joe will host the 6 pm., Sat., Oct 14 “West Valley Keep It Red” fundraiser t their home at 6740 W Corrine Drive in Peoria. RSVPs are due by Thurs, Oct 12, with Teresa Wright at 623.498.7999.


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