Sunday, February 25, 2018

2-25-18 Briefs

Plot-Thickens-As McCains-Lackey-Pleads-5th-On His Role-Shady-Dossier-VideoThe Russian Dossier, mind you, was paid for by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. The unverified ‘evidence’ was used in the FISA court to collect information on Trump and spy on Carter Page. We suspect that Kramer’s decision to keep quiet, despite already implicating himself, came directly from John McCain as a final F-you to President Trump.

Who’s-Behind-Grassroots-Anti-NRA-Campaign Not all is as it seems at the organization behind a nationwide grassroots movement that seeks to make the National Rifle Association “politically radioactive.”

Shooting-Victims-Praise-Trump – You Won’t See This In The MSM Following the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, the Democrat-mouthpiece media went to great lengths to highlight, if not exploit, some of the massacre survivors who are in favor of imposing strict gun control measures in response to such incidents, as well as casting blame upon the president, Republicans and the NRA.

Poll Observers/Volunteers Are Needed for the Tues., Feb 27 CD8 Special Election, please contact your District Chairman. Observers need prior approval by the county chairman. Each observer must have a signed authorization letter to present at the polls.

When Vetting The Former AZ Legislative Candidates, go to afp-arizona-legislative-scorecards/ to see how Americans For Prosperity has ranked them over the years. – ft

james weldon johnsonAs the Sixth Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance (EPOP6)/Official AZ Black History Month Event was celebrated yesterday afternoon in East Lake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix, AAARC Chairman Clyde Bowen reminds us that on Feb 12, 1900, James Weldon Johnson introduced a poem and his brother, John, put it to music, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, to honor President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Later in 1919, the NAACP (started by Republicans) dubbed the hymn, “The Negro National Anthem. Photo: James Weldon Johnson, standing and his brother John Johnson. Photographer unknown.

LD17 could use some volunteers to help with their booth at the March 9, 10 and 11 Ostrich Festival in Chandler. Contact Anne Kirkham at 801-652-2999. Click here to sign up!

Latest Legislative Activity From Jose Borrajero: Latest How-They-Voted Report: Latest Call-to-Action:

Gila County Republican Party’s 18th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner features CD4 Congressman Dr Paul Gosar and two US Senate candidates Dr Kelli Ward and Sheriff Joe Arpaio at 6 pm., Fri., March 2 at the Mazatzal Hotel/Casino Ballroom, Hwy 87 at Mile Post 251 in Payson. 5 pm social hour with cash bar. Other elected officials and candidates will be there too. $50 per ticket. Order online at www.gilagop.colm or call Gary at (928) 478-8186 or Shirley (928) 951-6774.

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Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. – ft

Lori Klein 2Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin responds: Obviously Matt Roberts and Michele Reagan missed the point of my press release and comments.  I clearly stated that this was an error of the county recorder, however, it is incumbent upon the overseer of our elections to ensure that the voters in CD8 are alerted to Mr. Fontes mistake which could throw an election if challenged. It is serious business.  Furthermore, no one goes to the SOS blog site that I know of.  Obviously Michele Reagan is attempting to deflect from her own errors. Again, our SOS makes my case that we, the voters of CD8 of which I am one, had to rely on the media to correct her obvious mistake. The buck stops somewhere and she is the top election official in the state with ultimate purview over the counties.  The fact that our own Attorney General after a full investigation has found her negligent and incompetent will also play into the hands of the democrats if she is our nominee regardless of who she claims is at fault. The fact that I am the Republican National Committeewoman clearly exemplifies the confidence they have faith in me and my abilities, whereas our SOS has been criticized by our Arizona's Attorney General of being incompetent.

Political Activist Lolly Hathhorn:  “Kudos to Jim Spackman of Mingus Mtn. Republican Club for his letter to Jonathan Lines.  It seems that the traitors to the GOP just keep on coming!  I have been writing about the way that tooth advertisement Jeff the Flake just can’t keep his mouth shut and John McNasty the same.  Let us all ‘MAN/WOMAN UP’ and send in letters asking these two RINOs to resign, stay home and to keep their mouths shut!  Seems that it is always just a few people that give their opinions and everyone else stays quiet.  Let’s hear from you!  Stand up to those who go against our President (I, at least, claim him as mine) and our Country and condemn them for what they do.  Remember, they work for us (the people) and not the other way around.  They do NOT speak for me and anyone out there who can’t stand up and be counted should be ashamed for not speaking out against these hateful persons.  United We Stand!  God Bless America, my President, Donald J. Trump and all the students who lost their young lives.”  BTW, wasn’t Wayne LaPierre’s speech super fantastic?  Socialism NEVER works.  MAGA!

Former PC Wayne Blair: I think the views this mother has about Donald Trump are much like many others.  Her characterization of Trump as the "Salty Sailor" or as The Fireman paint an excellent picture!!. She has written many great books about her son and family.Comment from Karen Vaughn Mother of Aaron Vaughn, Navy Seal… “Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what the man is doing doesn't mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn't even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he's necessary for such a time as this. I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016. Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the election. And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor is accomplishing. He's not like me. That's okay with me. I don't want to be like him. I will never behave like him. I know we've NEVER had a man like him lead our nation. It's crazy and a little mind blowing at times. But I can't help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script. I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he's been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel. I'm THRILLED with what he's doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn't matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST. I will not be ashamed of my position because others don't see him through the same lens. Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he's pulling me from a burning building? Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments? Heck no! I'd CARE about what he was DOING. He wasn't sent there to save my soul and I'm not looking to him for spiritual guidance. All I'm thinking in those moments is, "Thank you, Jesus, for sending the fireman. For those who still might not understand me. This man is crass. Okay. He's not careful with what he says. Okay. You feel offended that he's not a typical statesman. Okay. But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for...the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause. Forgive me if I'm smiling.”

tom morrisseyFormer AZGOP Chairman/Author Tom Morrissey: In case you haven't seen the trailer way of the shadow wolves for our latest novel that has the internet trolls outraged and in full attack mode.  I wonder what they'll do should it reach the silver screen.  This trailer is driving them crazy because it has been seen by over 200,000 people on social media, so far, and they haven't been able to attack it as freely as they are allowed to do on Amazon.  Despite their efforts "The Way Of The Shadow Wolves" is showing well (#17 on a 10,000 book list) on all relevant genres on Amazon. Steven Seagal will be on the Pierce Morgan Show this coming Monday evening talking about the book. On another note, Ted Nugent has shared the mic with me on my Radio Riders Show on KRIM 96.3 FM and He will be on the first hour at 3 pm., Thur March 1 and the rest of his interview can be heard March 9 and March 15  He sure is a hoot and is a great American.  He has some incredible music and we are playing it all; and getting to hear some of his colorful stories about the people in the business he knows and has known and played along side of.

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Steve Montenegro LD13CD8 candidate Steve Montenegro: I don’t know if you’ve seen the news, but the worst attacks have just hit. So far the swamp liberals have gone after my family, my policies, questioning if my family legally immigrated to this country – none of it was working. Despite their best attempts, we were still ahead by 2 points in the polls. Now they’re attacking my marriage – just to try and keep this seat out of the hands of a conservative who can’t be bought off or bullied. True conservatives in Arizona know they can trust me because of my record, and because I’m endorsed by true conservative leaders like Joe Arpaio, Ted Cruz, and Steve King. Here’s the truth though: They’re putting a lot of money behind this garbage. If we don’t fight back now, we will lose. Will you stand with us, right now chip in My media team has told me we need to raise $1,250 by the end of the day to release our response video. We may be down, but this race is still within 2 points.

Martha McSally 3Senate candidate Martha McSally Team: Martha has dedicated her life to protecting and serving our nation, and people like you. She served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force and served 6 tours of duty overseas, now she's deployed to Washington. As the debate about how to fix our immigration system goes on, Martha's top priority is protecting Arizonans and getting results for YOU.
Please let us know where YOU stand on this issue - Select the response that best represents your opinion:

· Building a physical barrier on the southern border should be the top priority in fixing our immigration system >>

· We must first fix antiquated immigration laws, and determine what to do with individuals here illegally >>

· Congress should prioritize other issues before fixing the immigration problem >>
Thank you for your valued input!

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FEB 27

LD17 will meet wth Center for Arizona Policy CEO Cathi Herrod on Tues., Feb 27. Contact Bert Moll Chr at

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is offering grassroots Leadership Academy training sessions at 6 pm., Feb 27 at the field office in the West Valley – includes free dinner. Tickets: summit-tickets Contact Leslie White at (480) 290 – 2286.

The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., Feb 27 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

Jim O'Connor, candidate for Corporation Commission, will visit the Yuma County Republicans on Tues., Feb 27.

FEB 28

LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Feb 28 at the Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy, with  State Treasurer candidates Kimberly Yee and Ann Sabbagh. Contact Chairman Dick Newcomer at 623-398-5638.

Jim O'Connor, candidate for Corporation Commission, will visit the Yuma County Republican Women on Wed., Feb 28.


Central Republican Women of Phoenix has changed venues and will meet Thursday evening, March 1st at Aunt Chilada's restaurant - 7330 N Dreamy Draw Dr. in Phoenix.  Social hour is 5:30 pm and meeting start is 6:15pm with Gene Kopelson, author of Reagan's 1968 Dress Rehearsal. $20 gets dinner and beverage as well as the company of Rockin' Republican women. RSVP to

Have “Coffee with Supervisor Bill Gates” at 8 am., March 1 at the HonorHealth Sonoran Health and Emergency Center -2nd Floor Sonoran Conference Room, 33423 N. 32nd Ave. (I-17 & Dove Valley Rd.,) in Phoenix. Also hear Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, address the CD8 special election. Refreshments by HonorHealth. Contact Gates at Phone: (602) 506-7562 

Concerned Citizens for America will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 1 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona to hear a presentation on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact by political consultant and NPV spokesman Constantine Querard. Querard will be preceded by CD1 candidate Steve Smith and CCA chairman Andre Kadar

Mesa Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, March 1 at 1900 E. University Suite 11 in Mesa.  The program features State Treasurer candidates Sen. Kimberly Yee and Tom Forese. Yee is a former State senator and Forese served as an Arizona Corporation Commissioner. Doors open at 11am. Member cost is $10; $12 for non-members.  Candidates for other races that wish for “2 Minutes at the Mike” should request to do so no later than Feb 26.  Contact: to schedule. Nancy Cottle, MRW 1VC 602.292.5646

March 2

An Americans for Prosperity Foundation Grassroots Leadership Academy training session is scheduled at 6 pm., March 2 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church in Phoenix in the East Valley – includes free dinner . Tickets: summit-tickets Contact White at (480) 290 – 2286. Contact Leslie White at (480) 290 – 2286.

The Gila County Republican Party’s 2018 Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., Fri., March 2 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. The social hour with cash bar opens at 5pm. Speakers include Congressman Paul Gosar, along with US Senate candidates Dr. Kelli Ward and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Q and A period to follow speeches. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet a host of other elected officials attending the event. Tickets are $50 each, available at or call Chairman Gary Morris at 928-478-8186.

Jim O'Connor, candidate for Corporation Commission, will attend the Gila County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Sat., March 2. The GCR dinner starts at 5 pm., at the Mazatzal Hotel/Casion in Payson.

The State of Arizona Research Library continues its 2018 Arizona Author Series by hosting author Bernard Wilson as he discusses the process of research for his book, The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 at 3 pm., Fri, March 2 at the Polly Rosenbaum Archive and History Building. This free talk is part of the 2018 Arizona Author Series, hosted from on the first Friday of the month in February—July by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of the State. This program is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State’s office. Contact: Brianna Furcron, Special Collections Librarian 602) 926-3723


The Suns City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30am., Sat., March 3 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd.  Doors open at 8 am. Coffee and donuts will be available.  A $2 donation is requested which helps pay for the room rental.  All Republicans from the Sun Cities and surrounding areas are invited.  SCWRC

will be conducting candidate forums from January to June. State Treasurer candidates will be at their March 3 meeting. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chair 623-214-8010 or

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· McCain-Crony-Rips-Trumps-CPAC-Speech    Three Day Conservative Conference Draws Huge Crowd, Top Conservative Speakers

· Dimwit-Pelosi-To-Curb-Flow-Of-Illegals-Mow-The-Grass Border Fence Is Unnecessary

· AZ-CD-8-Political-Reality-Show-Within-Days-Of-Election


· President-Donald-Trumps-Major-Speech-In Full At CPAC

· Have-You-Noticed-Difference-In-Google Images

· McCain-Associate-Pleads-Fifth-In-‘Trump Dossier’ Probe In FISA Fallout.

· President-Donald-Trumps-Major-Speech-At CPAC


· Diane Douglas: Arizona's Queen of Common Core

· Candidate Signatures

· Remember Gary Pierce, ACC Chair In Bed With Johnson, Indicted

· It’s Too Late – Broward County School Board Beginning To Admit Their Mistakes?…


· Diane Douglas: Arizona's Queen Of Common Core


· Video: Muslims Burn Piles Of Pampers Diapers And Call For Ban Because Cartoon Cat’s Whiskers Printed On Them Look Like Arabic Spelling Of Muhammad

· Muslim-Migrant-Medical-Student-Training-7-Year-Old-Boy-Islamic-State-Fighter


· Homeless Bring Diseases To Cities. Time To Remove Them From Streets


· Browards-Cowards-Revelation-Michelle-Malkin-Blasts-CNN-Sham-Called-Town-Hall-

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· Unions May Be Losing Their Stranglehold On Employees

· Dems-Rebuttal-To-GOP-FISA-Memo-Is-Released; Trump-Deems-It A-Bust

· See-How-Many-Volcanos-Are-Erupting-Right-Now Ring Of Fire Envelopes South America, Far East

· Federal And State Protections For Muslims Promoting Death, Torture, Terrorism To Un-Believers In America? The Law Says Otherwise, So Does Common Sense!

· After The Feds Repeatedly Violate Man’s Rights And Property, He Sues

· Why Is DC Withholding Salary Information For 255,000 Employees That You Pay For?

· House-Intel-Dems-Release-Countermemo


· McCain-Associate-Pleads-Fifth-To-Protect-McCains-Dossier-Source

· Worsley, Business Partner Behind Alleged Revenge Porn In Montenegro Texting Case

· Debbie Lesko Accused Of Moving $50k From Campaign To A Pac That Backs ... Lesko

· Lovas Files Campaign Violation Against Lesko

· Steve-Montenegro-Ignores-Text-Scandal, Accuses-Debbie-Lesko-Funding-Scheme

· Steve Montenegro Texts: Read The Full Exchange

· Montenegro's Cyber Affair Included Several Rounds Of Photos, Texts, Woman Says

· Steve-Montenegro-Text-Controversy-Arizona-Legislatures-Lack-Of Policies-Guiding-Lawmaker-Relationships

· Attorney-For-Former-State-Senate-Staffer-Speaks-Out-Following-Racy-Texts-Scandal

· Another Winter Storm On Its Way Temps Dropped 60 Degrees In Phx On Saturday

· Cook Hurf Distribution Bill Passes In House

· NRA Starts Feeling The Heat From All Of The Anti-Gun Slander.

· One Year Later: Family Of Deported Arizona Mom Describes Living A ‘Nightmare’

· Why Are Guns More Important Than Children?

· Northern Arizona Highways Open Again After Storm

· 2-People-Critically-Injured-After-Horse-Drawn-Stagecoach-Hits-Vehicles-At Rodeo

· Arizona-Legislature-Bill-Ditat-Deus-God-Enriches-In God-We-Trust-Motto-In Public-School-Classrooms

· Busso-Estopellan Found Guilty Of Murdering Two Teens, Could Get Death Penalty

· Larry-Fitzgerald-Visits-John-Cindy-McCain

· Scams That Target Senior Citizens Challenged

· Vandalism-Of-Downtown-Phoenix-Mural-Caught-On-Surveillance-Camera

· Arizona Drivers Warned: Don’t Park Along Highways To Play In Snow

· Gun Control Bills Stall In Arizona Legislature

· Cottonwood Sex Offender Notification By The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office


· Trump Blasts Gun-Free Zones, They’re ‘Like Ice Cream For Killers’


· Obama Pretends He’s Still President and Releases ‘Official Statement’ on FL School Shooting


· FL School Shooting Survivor Says CNN Gave Him A ‘Scripted Question’ For Townhall Meeting

· What’s A-Deputy-Supposed-Do-At School-Shooting

· Caller-Told-FBI-Florida-Shooting-Suspect-'Going-To-Explode

· Teacher Fires At Gun Control: ‘Why Not Give Me The Chance To Fight Back?’

· Florida-School-Shooting-Sheriff-Got-18-Calls-On Cruz’s-Violence, Threats, Guns

· School-Shooting-Plot-Exposed Follow The Money.

· Chilling-New-Updates-Florida-School-Shooting-Video

· Florida-Student; Police-Firing-Blanks-Prior To School-Shooting


· Former Army Officer Cuck: Ban “Assault” Weapons ‘Meant to Kill Other Human Beings’


· Senator Cornyn: ‘Raising Gun Buying Age Won’t ‘Save Lives’

· Congress-Releases-Democratic-Memo-Rebutting-Gop-Claims-Fbi-Surveillance-Abuse


· Judges-Rule-Public-Street-Sidewalk-Aren’t-Public


· MSNBC Host Shocked when he Realizes that Russia had Almost No Impact on the Election


· Purdue University Bans The Word ‘Man’ And Declares It A ‘Bad Word’ [Video]

· Liberal Columnist: Giving Racist Teachers Guns Will Lead To The Murder Of Minority Students