Friday, July 20, 2018

7-6-18 Briefs

The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs., July 12 at the Silver Star Theatre & Events Center, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa 8547. Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett is confirmed as the featured speaker. Gov Doug Ducey has been invited. RSVP for lunch to Jennifer Hill Cost for members is $15; non-members. Non-featured speakers may request "Two Minutes at the Mike" by emailing no later than July 11th. Doors open at 11:00 AM and program starts at 11:30AM.

The Tea Party Scottsdale Candidate Forum for the Supt of Public Instruction and AZ Corporation Commission is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., July 19. Supt of Instruction candidates Dr. Robert Branch and Frank Riggs and ACC candidates Eric Sloan, Justin Olson, Jim O'Connor, Josh Offenhartz will be participating. Rodney Glassman (a Major in the USAF JAG Corps) will be TDY on active duty and will be represented by his campaign's treasurer Josh Offenhartz. Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576

The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) 13th Annual Meeting of Members will be held October 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. Open to member only and their guests. See Details at website.  If you are unsure about your membership number, contact Fred at Donations welcome.  Standard ticket pricing is $20 and for $25 including an AzCDL cap. RSVP deadline if Sept 29. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Tempe Republican Women’s Red, White & Blue Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm., Sat., July 14 at the home of Caroline Coler, 2307 N Bullmoose Drive in Chandler.

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet Wed., July 18 at 11 am for a social, followed by their 11:30 am program/lunch at the Gray hawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House. Speakers will be US senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Maricopa County GOP Chairman Chris Herring. $35 per person. Reservations required:

Friends of CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano will be walking neighborhoods with him on Wed., July 18 and Thurs, July 20, Details tba.

Anyone State–Wide Wishing To Help Put Up Signs for Bob Branch, Supt of Public Instruction candidate, can reach him at Team Branch will get the signs and rebar to you.

The Yuma Tea Party Candidate Forum, scheduled for Sat., July 28, has been cancelled.

The Colorado River Tea Party-Yuma will meet Dr Robert Branch, Supt of Public Instruction candidates and CD3 candidates Nick Pierson and Sergio Arellano on Thur., Aug 16 at the Community Church.

Barbara Rochester is holding a meet & greet/fundraiser for CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano on Wed., Aug 15 at the American Legion Post 19 in Yuma. Details tba.



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Activist Dale Gohr of Clarkdale: Are you tired of the combined rank & foul comments mostly coming from the loony, liberal leftists; although it really isn’t a lot better from a few Conservatives who don’t seem to think they can express themselves any other way. The most egregious I’ve heard have been from leftist, filthy-mouthed women; one used vile language when she called Melania Trump a Feckless **** when Melania Trump’s poise, personality, and leadership ability makes her worth over a thousand like her accuser. Then there is the rant by one woman would-be TV commentator speculating that any Supreme Court Justice appointed by President Trump would automatically be a death knell to the “Roe vs Wade Abortion Law”; who came out with “Get out of my bedroom and get out of my vagina.” Has she had lost any sense of reason she may have had.

Being against abortion is not trying to control women’s morals or moralit rights; it is against the legalized murder of an unborn child, which is often more to protect a father from having to support his illegitimate or unwanted offspring. A woman, generally has all kinds of options to keep from getting pregnant, besides abstinence.

Had the Roe vs Wade Law stayed with the second trimester there would not be near the problems with it there are today; I believe it passed by claiming abortion should be legal and rare, which almost lasted long enough for the ink to dry on the Roe vs Wade Decision. Now everything is different, and even goes beyond just the third trimester abortions and brings on the fight over the grotesque, late term abortions, where there should be no doubt for anyone: It Is Murder.

The vile rhetoric in most of this is nothing but exaggerated verbal drivel; spoken, hollered or screamed, primarily for the shock value of initiating anger, hate and discontent. In the present case, almost exclusively, spoken by arrogant agitators with unbalanced biases, and with the amassed agenda of obstructing every aspect of the Trump presidency. Patriotism and loyalty have limits. Stupidity and chaos are boundless that is unless or until they are covercome.



1. AZ is one of the states in which legislation is not limited to the state legislature. Citizens are allowed to create law, and we are in the process of doing.
1. HOW TO SUBMIT ARGUMENTS PRO OR CON – BALLOT MEASURES: Arguments may be submitted to the Secretary of State for inclusion on the information pamphlet that will go to all voters prior to the election. To submit arguments and to read the rules and requirements, go to All the information needed may be obtained at that site, including a list of all propositions, but there are four important points to keep in mind.
1. The deadline to submit arguments is July 11
2. The deadline to submit signatures is July 5. We may not know if a measure has made it to the ballot until then.
3. Arguments limited to 300 word, the shorter the better as long as the points are well made.
4. There is a fee of $75 for each argument submitted.
With this in mind, AZRRT suggests the following course of action:
1. Begin the process today. Do not wait until July 5 to begin the process. Since the window is so small, waiting may not allow enough time to do a proper job.
2. Choose the propositions to be responded to, pro or con.
3. Begin gathering talking points and developing a strong argument.
4. Very important. We should not be just trying to make a point. Our goal should be to convince voters. While many of us would love to offend the other side, for this purpose persuasion is the key. Save the offensive language for other occasions.
5. Submit arguments to the SoS once you have a good indication that the chosen proposition(s) will be on the ballot. This could be as late as July 5.
National Popular Vote. “NO”. Talking points at

Tax Increase For Education. “NO”. Talking points at ED-tax-increase
Clean Elections Reform. “YES”. Talking points at Clean-Elections.doc**********


Congresswoman Debbie Lesko: As your Congresswoman, our military members and veterans are a top priority of mine. Here are some bills I supported this week for our nation's heroes. H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019. This bill provides funding to rebuild our armed forces, restore military readiness, and support our warfighters. As the representative of Luke Air Force Base in Congress, I am committed to providing the tools and resources our men and women in uniform need to successfully complete their missions. This appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 will fund 93 F-35 aircraft, which is critical to not only Luke Air Force Base, but to our entire national defense. In addition, this bill authorizes a 2.6% pay raise for our troops, the largest in nine years. This increase is well-deserved for our servicemembers. H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017. This is an important bill for Vietnam veterans in the Blue Water Navy who were exposed to agent orange. This bill allows these veterans to get healthcare coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs for diseases related to agent orange exposure. This is a long overdue bill, but will finally get our veterans the care they deserve.

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix is closing on the downtown Sheraton sale, remember that the real loss to taxpayers is $252 Million. The politicians and government staff who pushed this hotel are now forcing the public to pay for their mistakes. I have submitted a public information request to the city manager demanding the names of each and every person-- politicians and government staff alike-- who pushed for this hotel originally. It is not fair for the public to continue to pay for the incompetence of people who were hired to serve them. This is the final, sad chapter in an orgy of corporate welfare and insider dealing that has cost the citizens of Phoenix far more than anyone at City Hall will admit. Inept staff who insisted on making this deal are claiming the loss is $36 Million, but the true total is much higher.
$350 million-- original cost of the hotel
$255 million-- sale price of the hotel
$95 million loss
But it gets worse. Taxpayers are also on the hook for:
$47 million-- operational losses since hotel was built
$97 million-- corporate tax giveaways
$13 million-- the hotel fund that was handed over to a large corporation
$157 million in additional losses
Bringing the total loss to taxpayers up to $252 million.
Even using their numbers, anyone in the private sector who did a deal like this would get fired in a heartbeat for such a loss. Yet the politicians and city staff do it, and are never held accountable.
How many cops could $252 million have added to our force?

How many miles of paving?

How many units of low-income housing?

Those are real things our citizens will never get because of this deal.




Republican Women of Prescott will host all Republican candidates running for Arizona Secretary of State at their Tues., July 10 luncheon in the ballroom at the Prescott Resort. Door open at 10:30 am., luncheon at 11:30 am. Display tables will be set up outside of the ballroom. For table space call Anita at 928-443-0464 RSVP for the luncheon to Elsie at 928-778-0235. Contact: Sherrie Hanna, 1st VP programs 928-533-2925

The Huachuca Area Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 am., Tues., July 10 at the Elks Lodge, 1 S Elks Ln, Sierra Vista, (map). Registration/social at 10:30 am. luncheon begins at 11 am. $16 with reservation; walk in - $18. Contact Nancy at esp4youcards@gm​ or 366-0012 RSVP.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Committee will meet at 7 pm, Tues., July 10 at the AZGOP HQ (instead of the usual first Tuesday of the month).  Contact Chairman Chris Herring

July 12

KFYI Talk Show Host Mike Broomhead will be featured at a fundraiser for State Representatives Anthony Kern, Maria Syms, Jay Lawrence, Tony Rivero and candidate Stuart McDaniel, along with Senator John Kavanagh between 4:30-6:30 pm., Thur., July 12 at Plexus Worldwide, 9145 E Pima Center Parkway in Scottsdale. View Map Broomhead will also be signing copies of his new book If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough: Lessons from My Life with Bulls, Protestors, and Politicians. Contacts to donate to:Anthony Kern at votekern/votekern Maria Syms at Stuart McDaniel at mcdanielforhouse Tony Rivero at Jay Lawrence at ld23jaylawrence / and John Kavanagh at

The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs., July 12 at the Silver Star Theatre & Events Center, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa 8547. Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett is confirmed as the featured speaker. Gov Doug Ducey has been invited. RSVP for lunch to Jennifer Hill Cost for members is $15; non-members. Non-featured speakers may request "Two Minutes at the Mike" by emailing no later than July 11th. Doors open at 11:00 AM and program starts at 11:30AM.



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· Report: Gov-Ducey-Poised-To-Appoint-Cindy-Mccain-To-Us-Senate It’s No Surprise Ducey Is Faring Badly In Two New Polls. A Newly Released Nbc/Marist Survey Of Az Voters Shows Only 26% Say He Deserves To Be Reelected. Emerson College Polling Has Ducey’s Approval At 31%.


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· AZ Representative Paul Gosar Votes Against Amnesty

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