Sunday, November 5, 2017

11-5-17 Briefs


Arizona-House-Members-Adopt-First-Written-Sexual-Harassment-Policy Less than two weeks after an Arizona state lawmaker said she was sexually harassed by male colleagues, the Arizona House of Representatives has issued for the first time a written harassment policy.  House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, emailed the policy to the chamber’s 60 representatives and staffers on Monday, saying the document represents “what have been official or unofficial (written or verbal) policies.” It defines harassment and outlines steps for reporting allegations. “Quite simply, the House policy with regard any of the above conduct will always be one of zero tolerance,” the policy states. Mesnard said he is working to improve the House’s policies and welcomes any suggestions from lawmakers and their staffers. The state Senate already had a sexual-harassment policy, which was first created in 2005. But members of that chamber say that policy hasn't been circulated in recent years. See rest of story sexual-harassment-policy

Activist Mark Lewis Points Out Three Tax Bill Explainers, noting there is about three weeks to get their through the senate – with limited state leadership on the subject.

    1. 2017-Tax-Cuts-Jobs-Act-Analysis

    2. Tax-Foundation-Explanation

    3. Tax Cut Talking Point

An Arizona Small Business Tax Cuts Rally is scheduled between 1-2 pm., Mon., Nov 6 at 1700 W Washington St., in Phoenix. Gov Doug Ducey will be speaking, along with JCN President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz, GM Quadmark Americas owner Bill Gusmano, and President and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Terri Kimble.

Bob BranchGod And Country Will Now Be Present at the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation meetings, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Bob Branch. Earlier this year, Branch, a Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for Maricopa County (District 4), requested that at every Maricopa County Parks meeting an invocation be given, and the Pledge of Allegiance be recited. These activities were not part of the County Parks Commission Meetings in the past. After many months of research by county attorneys, it was decided that Branch’s request was valid, constitutional, and was acceptable at the county level. During the September Parks Commission Board meeting,. Branch’s request was unanimously approved.  Branch was notified today that starting this month, every Parks Commission meeting will now start with an invocation and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Branch said, “I want to thank County Supervisor Clint Hickman for his guidance, the Parks and County attorneys for their due diligence, and the Parks Commission for unanimously approving my request. We are blessed to live in such a great country and state, so through our actions today, we will now able to show our thanks to our Creator and our Great Nation at every meeting.”

alan brunaciniA Memorial Service Was Held for retired fire chief Alan Brunacini yesterday afternoon by the Phoenix Fire Department. A procession started at 11:45 am and services were held at 1 pm at the ComericaTheater. Brunacini passed away Oct 15. The former fire chief held every sworn position within the department Frosty - honorary firemanbetween his starting date in 1958 and becoming the Chief. “He had aspirations of making the Phoenix Fire Department the best in the nation back in the 70s --  and he did it,” recalls Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor, who had many on and off the record chats with him as he moved up his career ladder.  Under Brunacini’s leadership, Taylor was named an “honorary fireman”  in the 1970s, and was given an official turnout coat and helmet by the firefighters at Station 27 - to help keep her from getting water soaked while photographing fires when Station 27 was the only fire crew between Sunnyslope and Scottsdale Road in northeast Phoenix. Her columns and editorials also helped bring the first rescue unit to that rapidly growing area.

Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) Update: For the Fifth consecutive year Guns and Ammo magazine has rated Arizona as the #1 state for gun owners. States were measured by the following criteria:

· Right To Carry.

· Treatment of military style rifles (ARs, AKs, etc.).

· Treatment of Class 3/NFA firearms.

· Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground.

· Miscellaneous issues such as constitutional protections, preemption, restrictions on gun or ammo purchases, magazine capacity, CCW reciprocity, availability of places to shoot, etc.

Here is what Guns & Ammo magazines said about Arizona's #1 rating: "It's hard to improve upon Arizona's gun laws but they seem to make an effort every year.  In 2017, Governor Ducey signed legislation into law preventing local governments from enacting background check requirements for gun ownership. Arizona maxes-out in every category thanks to its permitless (and permitted) carry, very strong self-defense laws, hands-off NFA and Black Gun policies and an overall hassle-free landscape for gun owners.  The Phoenix area likely has the most active competitive shooting cultures in the nation and there are countless places to shoot in the deserts if you're the kind that likes to take long shots.  The hunting opportunities are some of the best in the country, though tags can be a challenge to draw, so if you're a sportsman as well as a gun owner you're in luck.  The gap between Arizona and other states in the top-10 has certainly narrowed in the past few years but we have no justification for taking the winning slot away from our reigning champion." Arizona's five year #1 rating is primarily because of what AzCDL has accomplished.  Prior to AzCDL's involvement, national pro-rights firearms organizations were content with the status quo in Arizona and made almost no effort to push for improvements. These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will enjoy the wit and humor of Republican conservative comedian Eric Golub at 6 pm., Wed., Nov 7 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9030 N Black Canyon in Phoenix ( I-17 and Dunlap. See flyer at Contact: Francine L Romesburg

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Nov 16 for election of officers and to plan annual Christmas Party scheduled in Dec 7. They meet at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma.

Neighbor Arrested After Sen. Rand Paul Suffers Minor Injury In Assault At His Kentucky Home Police arrested Rene Boucher, a 59-year-old anesthesiologist who lives in the same gated community as the Republican senator. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault with minor injury in the Friday afternoon incident and he is being held at the Warren County jail on $5,000 bond, state police said. It’s unclear whether the attack against Paul was politically motivated. But an unprecedented wave of threats against House and Senate lawmakers this year has prompted congressional security officials to review and follow up on thousands of threatening messages to members of both parties. Read more »

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

Navajo County Chairman Steven Slaton To Yavapai County PC Rick Hennessey’s alert to the state of Arizona, trying to get Jeff DeWit to run for Senate. Jeff’s last name has only one “t” not two. Kelli Ward gave John McCain a very good run for all of his money. Kelli has strong support throughout the state. Last Thursday we had a meet and greet for Kelli here at the Trumped Store in Show Low Az. The Support was unbelievable. Our Store was packed with supporter’s non-stop from 2 pm through 7pm. Jeff DeWit announced several times over the past year that he is not nor has any intention, to seek a senate seat for Arizona. Kelli is a very conservative woman who would make a very good senator for our state and help President Trump to get his agenda through the Senate. Hope you move forward and give Kelli your support.           

trumped Store

Over 200 people from the White Mountains attended the Trumped Store open house for the US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward in Show Low, AZ on Thur., Nov 2., including (left to right) CD1 candidate Steve Smith Aerial Saddler, Ward, Angie Saddler, and Trumped Store owners Karen Mackean and Steven Slaton.


MON - Nov 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at 6 pm. Mon., Nov 6 at the New McCormick “Millennium” resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 5:30pm meet and greet. 6:20 pm dinner . 7 pm program featuring Rep Jay Lawrence, AZ Veterans Committee Chair and Penny Miller, Veterans Administration coordinator for homeless vets. $35 per person. Spouses invited.RSVP required. Send check, made out to LRS to bring cash to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale AZ 85250 or call 480-368-2777.

TUES - Nov 7

Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society will make a presentation on “Is a Nationalized Police Force the End-Game? At 7:30 m., Tues., Nov 7 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 1600 S Country Club Drive in Mesa. $10 cash per person. Contact Bill and Barbara Blewster 480-833-4937

The Arizona Corporation Commission will meet at 2 pm., Tues., Nov 7 at 1200 W Washington St. in Phoenix to consider several items including water services and rates for thousands of Arizona customers, a formal complaint, and a transmission line project in southern Arizona which would extend lines through Pima and Santa Cruz Counties.

WED - Nov 8

A Trump-Pence One Year Anniversary Celebration is scheduled Nov 8 at Briarwood Country Club, 2008 N 135th in Sun City West. 5:30pm Social Time, Dinner at 6:15 pm. $26 per ticket (you can reserve a table of 8). The speakers will be County Atty. Bill Montgomery, State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, and Secretary of State Michelle Reagen. Reservation deadline Nov 1. Send reservation check to Roy Jenks  13001 West Broken Arrow Drive, Sun City West, AZ.  85375. Event co-sponsored by LD22 Precinct Committeeman & Chairman of the Event, Roy Jenks, Sun City West Republican Club, LD 22 members, & Waking-Up America Club. Contacts:  Jenks -Cell 651-283-1133 or Jan Martinson--623-546-37523.

Arrowhead Republican Women will meet with former Gov Jan Brewer at 11:30 am., Wed., Nov 8 at the Briarwood Country Club , 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration opens at 10:45am. Cost is $20 payable at the door and includes lunch. Reservations required. RSVP at or by contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

A “Night Under the Stars” fundraiser for Senate incumbent Debbie Lesko, featuring Gov. Doug Ducey, is scheduled with a cocktail reception at 5:30pm, followed with a dinner/dessert at 6 pm., on Wed., Nov 8 in the Northwest Valley. Address provided upon request. Casual attire. $1,000 Host Committee $125 Per person. RSVP to Teresa Wright or 623-498-7999.

THURS - Nov 9

Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) fall breakfast features  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich at 7:30 am., Thurs., Nov 9 at the Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. RVSP here

NOV 10

Retired Major Jeffrey Prather of “Prather Point” will address the student Veteran’s Day assembly at 1 pm., Fri., Nov 10 at Desert Christian High School in Tucson regarding ‘honoring veterans’ . Contact Prather at

Nov 11

Former LD13 Chairman Dr Robert Branch and his wife Adele are hosting their annual 1-5 pm., Sat., Nov 11 Veteran’s Day BBQ fundraiser to benefit local Veterans in conjunction with Fighter Country Partnership and Fighter Country Foundation (Luke AFB). This event will also honor the Families of Luke AFB. They are counting on 300 -500 people to attend.  No admission fee, nor food charge; however, a donation to the Fighter Country Foundation is encouraged. They have a BBQ smoker that can easily feed over 1000 people, and their home is next to a seven-acre park. This is a Veteran’s Day – no campaigning although elected officials are welcome to join in the honoring of veterans. However, participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.


· Antifail-Low-Turnouts-At-Multi-City-ANTIFA-Apocalypse

· One Million-Pounds-Of Frozen Food Recalled

· John-McCain-Is-Liked-By-More-Democrats-Than-Republicans, WSJ/NBC-News-Poll-Finds

· Journalist-Resigns-After-Exposed

· McCain Blasts US In Speech To Naval Academy, "No More America First'

· Rep-Andy-Biggs-Calls-Robert-Mueller-Resign-Russia-Investigation

· Pro-Trump-Group-Hits-McSally-Immigration-She-Weighs-Senate-Run

· Rand Paul Assaulted At Kentucky Home: Police

· FBI Turns Over New Clinton Investigation Documents To Congress

· Primary Rigging Story Goes Mainstream As Dems Line Up To Spill Guts

· America's Most Powerful Black Authority Calls Out National Anthem Protesters

· AZ Board Of Education Disclosed Student Names, Birthdays, Test Scores

· Retailers Support Tax Bill, Call It Perfect Christmas ‘Present’ For U.S. Economy

· UofA Researchers Find It Is Mathematically Impossible To Beat Aging

· The Fate Of Thousands Of Unaccompanied Children Is Decided In Immigration Court

· Sandhill Cranes Winging Their Way Back To AZ

· How-Visa-Program-Let-New-York-Terror-Suspect-Immigrate-To Us-Works

· Arizona-House-Members-Adopt-First-Written-Sexual-Harassment-Policy

· Agents Arrest Illegal Alien Convicted Of Child Sex Offense

· Hillary Gets Destroyed…By Her Own Party! Another DNC Insider Comes Forward, Exposes This One Damning Thing

· Post Office Sweeps Act Of Protest Under-The-Rug After Disgruntled Liberal Worker

· Hangs American Flag Upside Down, Local Residents Were Pissed

· Patriotic Business Owner Pisses Off Liberals By Posting This Sign

· Arrest Warrant Issued For Arizona Mosque Burglar

· Problem-Casting-Couches; People-Who Voluntarily-Lie On Them

· Cochise County Search And Rescue, Tpd Officer Respond To Injured Hunter

· Nogales Agents Seize 40 Packages Of Meth At I-19 Checkpoint

· Rescue Beacons Help Border Patrol Find Lost Migrants

· Texas-Restaurant-Is-Causing-Liberals-To-Flip-Out-Over-What-They-Put-On-Their-Bathroom-Doors

· Steve-Bannon-On-Illegal-Immigration-Globalist-Corporations-Want-Cheap-Labor-Left-Wants-Cheap-Votes


· Traitor Bergdahl Given Slap On The Wrist For Desertion

· MC Recorder Adrian Fontes Tells Voter To F-Himself

· Leftwing Media Reactions To NYC Terrorism .


· Former-AZGOP-Chairman-Robert-Graham Praises Dem Candidate Sinema

· Border-Still-Open-For-Incoming-Illegal

· President-Trump-Delivers-Statement-Upon Departure For Asia. The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act A Game Changer For Our Country


· Phoenix Vice Mayor Accuses Councilman Of "White Hyper-Masculinity" In Cultural Center Feud

· Muslims Team With Antifa To Obliterate Critics Of 'Religion Of Peace'


· Trump-Attorney: We’ll-Challenge-Mueller-If-He-Investigates-Old-Real-Estate-Deals

· The-Trumps-Visit-Pearl-Harbor-Ahead-Of-Asia-Tour

· Thanks Trump! Unemployment Rate Lowest It’s Been In 17 Years

· Trump Wasted No Time Slamming Hillary And The Dnc After Their Dirty Secret Was Exposed…Go Trump!

· Liberals Are In A Rage After Trump Put This Huge Gift For Christians In The Gop Tax Bill

JFK Files

· JFK Files Reveal Salacious Government Smear Campaign Against MLK Jr.

· Surprise! 600 More JFK Files Dropped By National Archives


· NFL-Team-Criticizes-Navy-Veteran-Who-Supports-Anthem

· Major NFL Advertiser Reevaluating Relationship With Failing League


· Boehner-Jokes-About-Barack-Obama-Being-Scared-To-Death-Of-Michelle


· Buried-Bin-Laden-Papers-Pretty-Damning-Fact-Obamas-Dealings-Iran


· Time-To-Go! What-The-GOP-Just-Did-To-Oust-Mueller-For-Good-Has-All-Of-America-Cheering

· House Republicans File Legislation That Could Upend Entire Russia Case


· Bergdahl-Walks-Free-With-A-Dishonorable-Discharge-And-A-Fine/

· Rob O'Neill, The Man Who Killed Bin Laden Sounds Off On Judge's Decision Not To Give Convicted Army Deserter Bergdahl Any Jail Time

· Lt. Col. Michael Waltz "Devastated" By Deserter Bergdahl Sentencing

· Former CIA Operative Stunned Deserter Bergdahl Won't Serve Jail Time

· Bergdahl Sentence - Obama Is Still Giving The Orders


· L.A. “Journalist” Reverts To Schoolyard Insults To Attack Sarah Sanders


· Hillary's Scheme In 'Rigging' The Nomination May Have Been Criminal

· Hillary Gets Destroyed…By Her Own Party! Another DNC Insider Comes Forward, Exposes This One Damning Thing


· Brazile: I-Considered-Replacing-Clinton-With-Biden-As-2016-Democratic-Nominee

· Democrats Are Unhappy With Tom Perez, Possibly Could Seek To Replace Him As Chair

· Dem Leadership In Senate, House, & DNC Indifferent To Rigged 2016 Primary

· Leftist-Democrats-Would-Rather-Protest-Trump-Than-Fight-The-Sexual-Abuse-Epidemic-Amongst-Their-Elite-Donors


· Sweden-Legalizes-Child-Marriages-For-Immigrants/


· Christian Student Group Condemned As “Hate Group” And Forced To Defend Itself In Hearing

· Child Punished For Refusing To Recite Islamic Professions Of Faith AT SCHOOL


· Thanks Trump! Unemployment Rate Lowest It’s Been In 17 Years


· Sweden-Legalizes-Child-Marriages-For-Immigrants