Monday, January 22, 2018

1-22-18 Briefs


Joe Neglia 2LD26 PC Joe Neglia submitted an article to Briefs last night on how the AZGOP is reportedly planning to “dump Roberts Rules of Order” at the upcoming Jan 27 mandatory State Republican party via proposed bylaws changes. Grassroots precinct committeemen (PCs) and state committeemen (SCs) have been complaining about the way their proposals have been swept under the table and their opinions disregarded at district, county and state meetings - by a controlling close knit Establishment click – for several years. Neglia explains how the Establishment has been putting the screws to the grassroots PCs and SCs due to their lack of knowledge. He further explains how the Establishment leaders have been getting by with their shenanigans and points out the bylaws changes proposals will give them even more power. Neglia’s commentary is too long for Briefs to post in its entirety. However, you can read the complete article at AZGOP-Trying-To-Dump-Robert’s-Rules-Of-Order This is a must read! He pulls no punchs in pointing out  which proposals must be voted down by the grassroots SCs at the Jan 27 AZGOP mandatory meeting - to put a stop to this crap. Every PC  in the state should read his article and become well acquainted with the current Roberts Rules of Order so you can stand up and stop some of the shenanigans that are reportedly occurring at the local legislative district meetings, as well. - ft

Who is Joe Neglia? He is an LD26 precinct committeeman captain and state committeeman since 2012, and the newly elected Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Member-at-Large. He served as the LD26 Treasurer from 2012-2016 and ran their annual AR-15 rifle raffles. He received the “Most Dedicated Outstanding PC Award in 2013 and the “Outstanding PC Award” in 2014. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, GOA and is an AZ Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) member, who happens to be a professor of engineering technology at Mesa Community College. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), ASU MBA (1994), Sperry Space Systems/Honeywell Satellite Systems Engineer 1986-1991. If that isn’t impressive enough, he has also been awarded two US Patents and is a ham radio operator.

The Maricopa County Board of Health will conduct a public meeting at 1:30 pm, Fri., Feb 2 in the Board of Supervisors’ conference room, 10th floor, 301 W Jefferson St in Phoenix, to approve initiation of regulatory change to Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Regulation III - AQ-2016-004-Rule 320 (Odors and Gaseous Air Contaminants). The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (department) is proposing to revise Rule 320 regarding manure removal/handling and transportation regulations. Save Tonopah Oppose Poultry Plant (STOPP), will be in attendance to present their case against the rule changes, according to spokesman Dan Mack. See summary of the rulemaking Active-Regulatory-Process You may comment at Regulatory-Outreach-17/Citizen-Comments


Michele Reagan 2017 SOSSecretary of State Michele Reagan responds: The Secretary of State does not, and will not, fill out the petitions for a candidate.  We provide a sample form on our website and it is up to the candidate to “fill in the blanks” with their relevant information.  Unfortunately, campaign consultants like Constantin Querard like to blame the Sec of State when he advises his candidate poorly. Bad advice is something many of us have come to expect from CQ as he is the same consultant who “advised” his candidates to support the unconstitutional bill National Popular Vote. Kudos to Debbie Lesko and Phil Lovas who know how to follow the law and filled out their petitions properly. 

Jerry ClingmanPC, SC and LD16 Chairman Jerry Clingman: We Are In The Midst Of Another Gov Shutdown. The Last Occupant Of The White House devised a plan to weaponize the shut down against the American people. President Trump will not allow the closing of our parks. US parks and other facilities should remain open but they need to be identified. I am asking all good Americans and Arizonans to join together identify the parks and places. We can then find volunteers to insure that they are open, clean and safe. I am open to help coordinate some of the efforts as I know good people from all over the state. Things that need need to be done:

1.    Identify the places that remain open

2.    Identify the needs of the place or park.

3.    Find a coordinator in the area.

4.    Find volunteers; facebook, email, etc. Keep me in mind as I can get State and County help to assist in your efforts.

Status of Saguaro lake area. Bathrooms closed. Coons  Bluff open. Butcher Jones closed but accessible, Phon D Sutton closed, Granite Reef closed but accessible, Saguaro Lake open. I need help to get to our US rep. to get those parks and recreation areas open. The Park service rep for this areas is Gary Hanna  Ph. 602-501-8786 . President Trump stated the parks stay open.  Jerry Clingman  Ph.480-861-4958, Email:

archie dicksionActivist Archie Dicksion: I am not sure how many times over the past several years I have attended a meeting to hear someone tell us that the most powerful office in the Republican Party is that of the Precinct Committeeman. If you believe that, please try going to the Republican Party headquarters and request that they do some specific act that would be beneficial to you or the party as a whole. From the intern to the executive director to the chairman of the party, they will simply ignore you and your request if it is of an inconvenience to them. One of the basic planks of the Party Platform is the sanctity of the vote. Even now, that rule is being ignored by the state Republican Party.  Of the Republican parties of the eleven (11) western states, only the Arizona party allows the unfettered use of proxies to vote at LD, County and State meetings. They place no limitation on the number of proxies that can be carried by any individual. Further they do not even recognize the sanctity of the proxy. If I give you my proxy, only you can exercise the proxy unless I authorize you to pass it on to someone else. Yet we see at meeting after meeting where someone carrying a proxy passes it on to another person to vote. Our credentials committed running the elections makes no effort to verify who voted the proxy and therefore may have voted illegally.

     We are only a few days away from the Mandatory Meeting on January 27, 2018 when we, you and I, can start a fundamental change in the operation of the Republican Party of the State of Arizona. If you are a State Committeeman, you can appear early to the meeting and sign the petition to allow my RESOLUTION to be considered before the committee as a whole. My Resolution limits the use of proxies at legislative district, county and state meetings. There will also be other proposed resolutions for which signatures are being gathered. One of which will require the use of paper ballots for voting purposes at all meetings. If you are a precinct committeeman, you cannot sign the petition (rules you know) but you can attend and assist in getting signatures. LET’S START THE PROCESS OF REFORMING THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PARTY. WITH YOUR HELP IT CAN BE DONE.

Steve Montenegro LD13LD21 PC Randy Miller – Series #4: In Saturday’s CD8 Chamber debate, candidate Steve Montenegro left several of us scratching our heads about the National Popular Vote, or HB2456. First, he said “I never voted for this” even though if you look at house vote record there is a “Y” vote next to his name in the third reading. Then he says “It is constitutional under Article 2 section 2 of the Constitution”. Now, he was getting cut off by the moderator so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on referencing section 2. This grants power to the president to be “Commander in Chief to the Army, Navy of the United States and Militia of the several states when called into action” …. (Nothing near how to elect the president)

     Article 2 section 1 sets out how the president is elected, (Electoral College), length of term etc., and then sets out how it will be done and who can be on the electoral college. Why Steve references this with his statement,that his support for the National Popular Vote simply by enacting legislation is Constitutional is insane. And furthermore, proves his lack of understanding for the constitution. Our constitution is Our Supreme Law of The Land according to Article 6. I haven’t heard any understanding of this by Steve Montenegro and the more he talks the more uninformed he sounds to me.

    We must pay attention to these constant errors in constitutional references, especially when our freedoms and liberties are at stake with those we elect to represent us in Washington. Washington constantly oversteps granted powers and authorities. We must elect people who know what the delegated powers under the constitution are and stay within them. We must elect those that will stand up to others who want to strip us of our freedoms and liberties no matter where they come. If they don’t, we have no choice and we must.

    Again, Steve is a nice man, presentable and likeable. I like Steve! But I want strength, determination, tenacity and someone I can trust to represent me as I would represent me. I don’t want nice, I want someone who has my back. I want someone who wants to really know what he/she is doing. That is trust. I don’t trust Steve to have my back. The swamp is crowded, don’t add more.

sheriff-richard-mack_thumb2Denise Reilly, former LD22 PC regarding Marianne Ferrari, LD PC and State Committeeman, commented on the 1-21-18-MCRC Briefs regarding her support for Richard Mack. Marianne said, Richard Mack “will stand firm for us.” It’s my opinion that in this day and age character is everything especially when seeking political office. Richard Mack’s defining moment of his life, in my opinion, happened during the Bundy Ranch Standoff and it spoke volumes to me. Mack was clearly aware of the federal government’s prior engagements at Ruby Ridge and Waco. However, Mack made the following comments at the Bundy Ranch Standoff: “We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front. If they’re going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.” Do we want a man that would sacrifice women while planning to hide behind their skirts? That’s not leadership, courage or being a protector. If he is not willing to “stand firm" for women, why would anyone trust him to “stand firm” for all of us? Certainly, there must be a better choice. Richard Mack On Standoff Strategy: 'Put All The Women Up At The Front'



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Art Olivas 3Art Olivas, MCRC VC1 Candidate: I cannot thank you enough for your response and willingness to help me in my quest to serve as your first chairman of the MCRC. Some are asking if they can post my information on their Facebook or email to a list of friends? I say, yes, please do! More on my commitment to Grassroots Conservative Patriots Republicans!! I am for less government, enforcement of our constitution, supporting law enforcement, watch-dogging elected officials, seeking and protesting corruption in the state of Arizona -- that means draining the swamp, so help us GOD. Again I ask for your help and vote. Thank you, thank you one and all for your response. Please don't for get to vote for Sheriff Joe we need his knowledge on illegal immigration that only he possess. You can take that to the bank!! God Bless Arizona.

Frank Riggs 4Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs: Annual National School Choice Week from Jan. 21-27 is a week of events and activities to help recognize and support all K-12 educational options and models, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.  It's the largest national celebration of opportunities in education. As a U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Education Subcommittee, I authored the Charter School Expansion Act which passed the House with 367 votes and the Senate unanimously.  I also authored legislation to give low-income parents "HELP Scholarships" (Helping Empower Low-income Parents) in communities where traditional schools had failed generations of schoolchildren.  The Heritage Foundation said, "Representative Riggs spearheaded many cutting-edge initiatives like school choice and charter schools." I believe that parents have the absolute right (and responsibility) to choose and direct their child's education, and that no one group or individual has the right to declare itself the education decider or gatekeeper for parents. I hope you'll join me in celebrating National School Choice Week if you believe in empowering parents to select the best possible educational experience and learning environment for their child's unique needs—helping them thrive and succeed! I have the proven executive, legislative and political experience, knowledge and ability to meet the challenges facing our K-12 education system and fix our schools.  For more information, please see


Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hear from two candidates at 6:30 pm., Wed., Jan 24 in the Denny’s Restaurant meeting room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway, (Access Road at Dunlap Ave and I-17) in Phoenix. Speakers are Corporation Commission candidate Eric Sloan from LD25 and Arizona House of Rep candidate John Heep, a former Maricopa County College District Board member. Contact facilitator

Francine L Romesburg

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet with Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs at 6:30 pm., Thur., Jan 25 at the Ahwatukee Fire Statioin, 4110 E Chandler Blvd, in Phoenix.

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet with CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano at 6 pm., Thur., Feb 1 at the Community Christ Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Arellano is challenging Democraft incumbent Raul Grijalva.

The Yavapai County Pachyderm is hosting a Meet & Greet luncheon for Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin at 11:30 am., on Sat., Feb 24 at the Prescott Golf And Country Club Home Owners Assoc. Bldg., 1103 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, AZ. 86327. $15 donation per person. Limited seating. RSVP to Sue Goodchild at 636-7355 OR Also call Goodchild to help with petitions for Corbin.

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 AZGOP Chairman’s Awards Dinner recognizing Republican outstanding PCs and volunteers throughout the state. Cost: $60 for PCs (discounted price; regularly $100 for public) at the Camby Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton), 5:30pm Reception, 6pm Dinner/Program, 2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix.

Sat, Jan 27, 2018Arizona Republican Party Mandatory Meeting. All State Committeeman encouraged to attend - In-person or by Proxy at the Church for the Nations, 6225 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Credentials/Sign-in: Starts 7:45am, Ends 9am. Meeting time: Starts 9am.

The Yavapai County Pachyderm is planning a noon luncheon and presentation on April 7 by Mark Spencer from Judicial Watch. $10 per person. Proceeds go to Judicial Watch. Limited seating. RSVP TO Sue Goodchild at OR 92-636-7355

The Yavapai County Pachyderm members will do a phone bank for the newly introduced “Veterans Health Care Bill” that gives veterans choices, followed by dinner by Sue Goodchild. Volunteers should contact/RSVP to or 928-636-7355.

The Annual Bald Eagle Celebration is set for Sat., Jan 27 at the Willow Bend Environmental Educational Center at 703 E. Sawmill Road in Flagstaff where the public can learn more about these amazing birds --- of which 200 visit Arizona during the winter. The event is hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, and the Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience (AWWE). Admission $10, free for Willow Bend members. To register:

Environmental Day at the Capitol is scheduled Wed., Feb 7 at 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix

The Annual AZ Heroes To Hometowns will Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk at 9am, Sat., March 10. Packet pickup day of race starting at 8am at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. $40 5K Run. $30.00 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk. Registration at events/48183653/select-race? or Register early and receive a $10 discount on the 5K by using code SAS10– good until Feb 1, 2018. Military use MIL05 for $5 off until Feb 1. Contact Kathy Pearce @ or AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.


JAN 22

The Yavapai County Republican Women will meet at 5:30pm., Jan 22 at Stoneridge GolfCourse and Restaurant, 1601 N Bluff Top Drive in Prescott Valley. Region 1 Director Joann Harris will install the new officer. A report will be heard on the Yavapai County Jail Tax. Contact Myran Liebermann, Secretary.

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 22 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenixwith Congressional District 9 Republican hopeful Dave Giles addressing his campaign and the issues of the day. Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

JAN 23

The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social will be held at 6 pm., Tues., Jan 23 at the Fireside Grill at Centerstone Plaza Hotel (formerly Lexington Hotel), 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. Contact: Sec. Boe James at

A Bob Stump for Congress fundraise is scheduled between 6:30 -9 pm., Tues., Jan 23. Address will be provided upon RSVP to

The Tempe City Council Candidate Forum will start at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 23 in the Arizona Community Church, 9325 S Rural Road, Bldg G, Rm 2 in Tempe.

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Jan 20  at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. The PCRC will be hosting a candidate forum for US Congressional District 1 candidates Senator Steve Smith and Tiffany Shedd Esq. Contact Gilberto Mendez at

The Arizona Origin Science Association (AzOSA) will meet at 7 pm., Jan 23 in the City of Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Rd to hear Bruce Malone, former chemical engineer and patent holder for new products with Dow Chemical.  His presentation is an overview of the strongest evidence for biblical creation from geology, biology, and astronomy. FREE to the public.  Malone authored “Have You Considered Evidence Beyond

JAN 24

LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Jan 24 in the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 Estrella Parkway, in Goodyear with US senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward. Guest are welcome.  Contact: Dick Newcomer 623-398-5638.

Jan 25

The Arizona AMERICAN African Republican Committee will NOT meet in December, according to Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen. They will resume meeting Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. Bowen will contact members about the Jan 1, 2018 wreath laying ceremony at the Human Rights monument in Eastlake Park, 16th St and Jefferson I Phoenix. The annual EPOD6 Freedom celebration will be held Sat., Feb 25, 2018 at noon in Eastlake Park. Contact Bowen at or 602 309 6015.

Jan 26

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 AZGOP Chairman’s Awards Dinner recognizing Republican outstanding PCs and volunteers throughout the state at the Camby Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton), 5:30pm Reception, 6pm Dinner/Program, 2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix. RSVP HERE . Cost: $60 for PCs (discounted price; regularly $100 for public)

Congressman Paul Gosar’s staff will hold office hours in The Wickenburg Library Conference Room, 164 E Apache St in Wickenburg between 10 am and noon, Jan 26. For more information call (480) 882-2697.

Jan 27

Sat, Jan 27, 2018 – Arizona Republican Party Mandatory Meeting. All State Committeeman encouraged to attend In-person or by Proxy at the Church for the Nations, 6225 North Central Avenue, Phoenix

Credentials/Sign-in: Starts 7:45am, Ends 9am. Meeting time: Starts 9am.


SEN JOHN MCCAIN – R: McCain is resting in Arizona from cancer treatment.

· Mccain On The Government Shutdown

· On The National Defense Strategy

· On Congress’ Failure To Reach A Budget Agreement

· Congratulates Senator Bob Dole On Receiving The Congressional Gold Medal

· On U.S. Immigration Policy

· Calls For The Release Of Reuters Journalists Detained In Burma

· On National Slavery & Human Trafficking Awareness Month


· Flake's 20 Most Damning Lines About Trump's Assault On The Press

· Flake: Reflexive “Fake News” Claims Not Good For Democracy

· VIDEO: Flake Presses Senate To Act On Bipartisan DACA Proposal

· Bipartisan Senators Reach Agreement On Immigration

· Flake Offers Resolution Reiterating Importance Of NAFTA And The U.S.-Mexico Relationship

· Flake Warns Against Withdrawing From NAFTA


· McSally On The Government Shutdown

· Introduces Bill To Ensure Troops, DHS National Security Personnel Get Paychecks During Shutdown—And Congress Doesn’t

· Bill To Improve Public Lands Passes House Committee

· Border Security & Immigration Bill Earns Endorsement From President Trump And Top Administration Officials

· McSally, Mccaul, Goodlatte, Labrador Introduce Border Security Legislation


· Why I Voted Against FISA 702 Reauthorization


· The Senate Must End The Filibuster To Break The Legislative Logjam

· On-House-Intelligence-Committees-Classified-Memo

· Congressman Biggs' On Earmarks

· Introduces Legislation To Limit Unilateral Expansion Of Monuments On Federal Lands

· Joins Western Caucus' Executive Committee

· On The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

· On Latest Judicial Activism Regarding DACA

· On DOJ's Commitment To Turn Over Documents


· McCain-Incapable-Of-Doing-Job-Lacks-Grace-To-Retire/ Who’s McCain’s Ghost Writer?

· Putting-The-Hurt-On-Jeff-The-Flake/

· AZ-SOS-Michele-Reagan-Seeks-Voters-In-Mexico/

· Amnesty-Advocate-Kate-Gallego-Wants-To-Be-Phoenix-Mayor/


· Schumer Shutdown-Statement-By-White House Press Secretary/

· Democrats-Shut-Down-Government Defending Invasion Of America By Illegals.

· Full-Transcript-Of-Interview-With Fusion Co-Founder, Released By House Panel

· Senator Tom Cotton (R -AR) Leads Fight Against Amnesty


· End Proxy Abuse

· Would You Vote for This Man?

· America 1st Voter Fraud Task Force

· Interview of Mr. Glenn Simpson – FUSION GPS


· Prominent Illegal Alien Invader Activists Apprehended By ICE For Deportation - Protests Ensue

· MN Muslima Who Started 8 Fires At St Catherine’s University: You're Lucky I Don't Know How To Build A Bomb

· 15yr-Old-Kid-Accessed-Classified-Docs-Pretending-To Head-CIA-Gets-Weirder/

· Former Federal Prosecutor: Obama Admin Plotted To Exonerate Hillary Clinton

· It's Time To Rid Our Country Of Treasonous Politicians Who Put Welfare Of Illegals Before Us Citizens

· More Texts Turned Over From FBI Agent Taken Off Mueller Team

· House Speaker Ryan Remains Non-Committal About Re-Election

· Democrats Vote To Hide 'FISA Memo' In Flagrant Coverup

· Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam

· Look-Who’s-Suing-To-Quash-US-Terrorist-Screening/

· Helping Families Of The Fallen: How To Make The Best Of Good Intentions

· Marijuana-Money-Increasingly-Flowing-Republican-Lawmakers/


· Songbird McCain Rips POTUS Again, This Time Over His New…

· Video-Snow-Hits-Flagstaff

· McCain-Incapable-Of-Doing-Job-Lacks-Grace-To-Retire/

· Popular-Hiking-Trail-At-South-Mtn-Park-Now-Back-In-Business

· Shutdown Affects AZ Parks, Paychecks, And Security

· Coldest Temps Of The Week Arrive Monday Morning

· Brrr-Winter-Storm-Hits-Hard-In-Our-State

· Bashas’ Family Of Stores Holds Monthly Job Fairs Through May

· Dreamers Renew Call For DACA Fix Amid Government Shutdown

· Martha-McSally-Senate-Campaign-Rated-R-Language/

· Don’t Touch Buckmoth Caterpillars

· Thousands March For Life, Arizona #1 Pro-Life State

· New HHS Division To Help Protect Freedom Of Religion, Conscience

· #Releasethememo: Sunday’s Comic

· FBI Lineup: Sunday’s Comic

· Friese On Amazon: Sunday’s Comic

· What Was Kate Thinking? Sunday’s Comic

· Vote Lovas! Sunday’s Comic

· Cochise County Sheriff Arrests Three, Seizes Meth, Heroin


· This Week Proves The Media Has Completely Lost It When It Comes To President Trump


· House Intel Committee Officially Starts Process To #Releasethememo

· Democrats Vote To Hide 'FISA Memo' In Flagrant Coverup

· Pelosi-And-Democrats-Wine-And-Dine-As-Military-Goes-Payless-Video/

· Senate Adjourns Without Deal To End Shutdown; Monday Vote Scheduled

· Elizabeth-Warren-Native-American-Problem-Goes-Beyond-Politics


· Flashback Video: Obama's Own Words Condemn His Unlawful DACA EO & Sanctuary Cities


· NSA Deleted Surveillance Data It Was Under Court Order To Maintain In Electronic Frontier Foundation Lawsuit


· It's Time To Rid Our Country Of Treasonous Dog Politicians Who Put Welfare Of Illegals Before US Citizens

· Government Watchdog: Illegal Aliens Still Being Transported On Commercial Airlines At Your Expense

· Major state to register illegal aliens to vote – automatically


· UK-Top-Cop:Female-Genital-Mutilation-Too ‘Nuanced’ To -Prosecute/


· German Minister Of Family Affairs: Muslim Migrant Sex Attacks Can Be Prevented By Importing More Muslim Migrants