Thursday, November 9, 2017

11-9-17 Briefs


Don Shooter LD13 SenArizona-Don-Shooter-Accused Of Repeated Sexual-Harassment-Of Capitol-Women Six women at the Arizona Capitol, including two legislators, say a prominent Republican state lawmaker has harassed them. The allegations against 65-year-old Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, range from sexually charged comments to unwanted touching.

Arizona-State-Rep-Ugenti-Rita-Says-Rep-Don-Shooter-Sexually-Harassed-Her; He Denies It An Arizona state lawmaker has named a male colleague whom she claims sexually harassed her and repeatedly made unwanted advances. State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, said in a Twitter post Monday night that Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, is one of the male legislators who she alleges has harassed her during her time at the Capitol. "I’ve been contacted by several people concerning an individual regarding my sexual harassment claim and confirm Don Shooter is one of them," Ugenti-Rita wrote.

Mesa Republican Women are having a huge rummage sale starting at 7 am., Fri., Nov 17 and Sat., Nov 18 at 1900 E. University in Mesa (NW corner of Gilbert & University).  Contact President Sherry Pierce at

Sen-Rand-Paul-Says-He-Actually-Has-Six-Broken-Ribs-Well-Fluid-Buildup-His-Chest A Friday assault actually left Rand Paul with six broken ribs and fluid buildup between his lungs and his chest wall, he said Wednesday, in an update that included additional injuries.

Coconino County Parks and Recreation is getting in the holiday spirit with a pie baking class between 9 am and noon, Sat., Nov 11 at Fort Tuthill County Park. Registration required! $15 per person. Register here. Contact Willa McAuliffe at 928- 679- 8000 or offices are closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran's Day.

Congressman Andy Biggs led a special order on the U.S. House floor to shed light on the conflicts of interest of those in the previous administration. Joining Congressman Biggs on the floor were Rep. Mark Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Scott Perry, Rep. Ted Yoho, and Rep. Jody Hice. The topics covered included Robert Mueller, James Comey, Uranium One, Fusion GPS, the Trump dossier, Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation. Congressman Andy Biggs' Opening Remarks – and Congressman Trent Franks' Remarks –

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new video entitled "Republicans Agree We Need to Fix the Tax Code" highlighting the support from Republicans in Congress to pass tax cuts for the American people. Watch Here

The Tempe Republican Women have moved their November meeting to 6:30 pm., Nov 13 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe due to Thanksgiving. A Superintendent of Public Education Panel consisting of the Supt of Public Education candidates will be heard. Candidates Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs and Robert Branch are confirmed. RSVP:

Coconino County Parks and Recreation is hosting a bread baking clinic from 9 am until noon, Sat., Nov 18 at Fort Tuthill County Party. $15 per person. Registration required. RSVP here. Contact Willa McAuliffe at 928- 679- 8000 or offices are closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran's Day.

Tea Party Scottsdale will host Author/firearms expert Alan Korwin at 6:30 pm., Thur., Nov 16 Denny's | Conference Room, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., in Scottsdale. His presentation will be followed by a book signing.

The Tempe Republican Women will elect new officers at their Nov 13 meeting. Nominees include:

President: No candidate
1st Vice Chair: Stephanie Stocker
2nd Vice Chair: Diselle Brandiet
Treasurer: Allison Quinn
Recording Secretary: Wendy Howe
Corresponding Secretary: Sheila Bryce

Nominations from the floor will be accepted at the November 13th meeting.

AG Mark Brnovich will address the Center for Arizona Policy’s Fall Breakfast at 7:30 am., Thurs., Nov 9 at the Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.

National Boycott of the NFL set for Sun., Nov 12, Veterans Day Weekend.

AZ Heroes to Hometowns is again gather donations for Turkeys to Troops so military families can enjoy a traditional thanksgiving dinner. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,000 - $20 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes for Thanksgiving. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks may be mailed to AZ Heroes to Hometowns, PO Box 31646, Mesa AZ 85275. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at All donations labeled Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Please consider helping the families that have done their part to fight for our freedom: Contact founder Kathy Pearce at 480.330.1632 or or
AZ H2H, P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275

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.

Steve Smith CD1 candidate 2017Republican CD1 candidate Steve Smith was selected by the Unified Arizona Veterans (UAV) to receive their 2017 Copper Shield Award.  The UAV created the award to recognize and honor the efforts and achievements made by Arizona lawmakers who active or veteran military members. Among Smith’s pro-veterans bill was last session’s SB1267 which is helping veterans with their higher education.  Now, Arizona colleges and universities are awarding academic credit to current or former members of the United States Military based on their active duty service skills and acquired knowledge from their time in the service. Additionally, Ronald Keohane, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, recognized Smith for his legislation’s positive effect on Arizona’s Service Members’ quality of life. “I am honored to have been chosen to receive the Copper Shield Award,” said Smith. “As the chair of the Commerce and Public Safety Committee, I have made it a point to sponsor and support legislation that benefits our Arizona veterans. I believe that the women and men who have risked their lives for our great country deserve to have a voice, so I will continue to offer my committee as a place and opportunity for veterans and military organizations to address the Legislature about the important issues they are facing.” The Copper Shield Award will be presented to Senator Smith on April 21, 2018 at the annual Patriotic Gala hosted by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society.

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

P Stet: Thanks for profiling Fire Chief Alan Brunacini life and memorial service. A current movie out, "Only the Brave", documents the Granite Mountain Hot Shot crews' life, training and heroic acts they willingly endure to keep us and our environment safe from wild fires.  A must see.

Activist Barbara Medal: Frosty, are you ok? Missed my reading material as I sipped my Tuesday morning coffee? Hope and pray you are well. Editor’s Note: My schedule should be back to normal in a couple of days. I think the cyber-gremlins have been taken care of. - ft

LD24 PC Tristan Manos: Alan Korwin and I shot this video the other day. Seeing the sad and tragic mass murder at that church on Sunday, we've moved up the posting date for this timely public service, entitled Alan Korwin: 'Why Do You Need An AR-15? (Or A Personal Sidearm For That Matter.)' See video here. Contact Manos at and Korwin at

Activist Joe Borrajero: Coming Soon: The 2018 Az Legislative Session. Conservative group leaders (and individuals): Will you be participants in the legislative process instead of just spectators? If so, do you have the tools and training to help you be successful? If not, Jose Borrajero may be able to help. Contact


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. Contact: 602-334-6519.

Paradise Republican Women will hear a presentation by Benjamin Wick on “Foundational Truths of America” at 10 am., Sat., Nov 11 at the Gainey Gold Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am social 11 am brunch.

NOV 16

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Nov 16 at 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma to elect 2018 CRTP officers. Contact: Cora Lee Schingnitz, Secretary

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.


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· Sunday-Square-Off/Potential-Ward-Senate-Foe-Met-With-Her-Patron-Bannon

· US National Anthem By The Academy Choirs 2006

· Members Of International Bank Fraud Ring Sentenced

· McSally’s-Entry-Into-Senate-Race-Could-Set-Up-War-In-GOP-Primary

· Arizona-Budget-Requests-Doug-Ducey-Executive-Budget

· Arizona Has Some Of The Least Restrictive Gun Laws In The Country

· Arizona-Budget-Requests-Doug-Ducey-Executive-Budget

· Young Rider Seeks ‘Adrenaline Rush’ In Miniature Bull Riding

· Jeff-Flake-Gun-Control-Bill-Stop-Domestic-Abusers-Buying-Guns-Devin-Kelley

· McSally Supporters Say She Planned To Ditch Cd2 House Seat For Senate All Along

· Washington Post: One-Up’s Anthem Protest, Calls Pledge Of Allegiance Racist And Xenophobic!

· TUSD Website Hacked, Send Message “I Love ISIS”

· Revealed! Sean Hannity Blows The Lid Off Uranium One Scandal

· Maricopa County Bond, Override Measures Passing

· Study: Latinos More Likely To Distrust Tap Water, Seek Other Sources

· Crackdown-200-Illegal-Immigrants-To-Be-Prosecuted-For-Crossing-The-Border

· Flowing Wells Wins, Sunnyside, TUSD, Marana Bonds, Overrides Fail

· Sacramento-Grazing-Assn-And-Goss-Family-Get-Favorable-Court-Ruling-Against-US-Forest-Service

· Bisbee, Benson, Willcox Overrides Pass, San Simon Fails

· Coronado-National-Forest-Waives-Fees-In-Honor-Of-Veterans-Day

· Oro Valley Voters Reject Naranja Park Bond Scheme

· Tucson Status Quo Intact, Durham, Kozachik Win, Early Education Loses

· Drexel Heights, Avra Valley, Buckeye Fire Districts Win, Picture Rocks, Sedona FD Rejected

· Sierra Vista Man Dies After Falling From Moving Truck

· North Zone Fire Managers Continue Prescribed Fire Operations

· Is It Time For McCain To Step Aside?


· D.R.E.A.M. Act Morphs Into Dreamy Amnesty, Part II Illegal’s Impossible To Verify Claims Set Stage For Nightmare Rather Than Dream

· Race Baiting Dem Ralph Northam Elected VA Governor

· Sen. Rand Paul’s Condition More Serious Than First Reported

· Evil Strikes Sunday Worshippers, Left Places Blame Atheist Killer’s Former In-Laws Attended The Church

· Traitor Bergdahl Given Slap On The Wrist For Desertion


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· Devin-Kelley-Court-Martialed, Dishonorably Discharge Before Mass Shooting

· McCain-Colluding-With-Enemy Since 1967

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


· Who Is Jay Heiler?

· Ted Cruz: Democrats Killed Bill That Would Have Stopped Texas Church Shooter

· What's The Big Deal Over AZGOP Bylaws? Here's The Answer!

· Las Vegas Eyewitness Blows Up Official Story!

· Senators - Hacking Of Ballot Machines

· Republican Group Ready To Spend Big On Redistricting