Monday, March 19, 2018

3-19-18 Briefs


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Russell Sias -LaPaz  co chrRussell Sias, La Paz County Chair: Understanding that HB 2012 has now died at the hands of the Rules committee, consideration to change the entire committee membership of the Rules committee should be undertaken, for the simple reason that they, through lack of due diligence to represent the people of our state, allowed the chair of the committee to let HB 2012 die within their committee. I will assume that we all know that HB 2012 was the bill to limit proxies to two (2) for political parties.

     While the chair of a legislative committee certainly has the power to hold a bill in committee, it is inappropriate to do so when the chairman ignores approximately 800 contacts/requests to move HB 2012 out of committee for a floor vote. This action clearly demonstrates that the chairman is not a representative of the people, but instead, represents those that would exercise improper control over state party politics through the process of proxy voting.

     The chairman’s emailed reasons given for holding HB 2012 were invalid and contradictory in explaining the chair’s actions of holding HB 2012 in the Rules committee. It was argued that the state should not get involved in private organizations, yet we already have several restrictive codes existing within ARS 16 that already do exactly that, therefore the reasons given were intentionally deceptive, misleading, and inexcusable.

     Further, members of the committee DID NOT express adequate concern and support for the bill. They stood silent and let the chairman sit on the bill, therefore should be removed from the position they hold as representatives of the people. They failed to represent their constituents. All committee members should be considered complicit and share the responsibility for their failure to represent the citizens of the state for allowing HB 2012 to die in committee. Whereas: Members of the Rules Committee are as follows:

· Thomas R. Shope Chairman

· Paul Boyer Vice-Chairman

· John M. Allen Member

· Wenona Benally Member

· Diego Espinoza Member

· Eddie Farnsworth Member

· David Livingston Member

· Rebecca Rios Member

· Kelly Townsend Member

Therefore: Be it resolved by the voters that when time comes to re-elect the above legislators, whom have clearly failed to represent the people of the State of Arizona, that they all be replaced with true representatives to represent the people of the State of Arizona.

tristan manos  2017LD24 PC Tristan Manos: If you live in Phoenix and you're interested in getting news, info, and alerts on what's going on in your particular Phoenix City Council District (8 total), just click on your District below and follow the instructions (you may enter whatever you like in the field asking for "Your name"). Your District is printed on your voter registration card. Otherwise, click HERE to identify what District you're in. To subscribe: District 1 | District 2 | District 3 | District 4 | District 5 | District 6 | District 7 | District 8 Contact:

leona johnston -Leona Johnston, Fountain Hills Republican Club: Thank you to the following candidates who attended the Fountain Hills Republican Club’s “Meet the Candidates” event Sat, March 17:  U. S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward; State Treasurer candidate Kimberley Yee; Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas; Supt of Public Instruction candidates Dr. Robert Branch, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs; AZ Corporation Commission Candidates Jim O’Connor, Eric Sloan; LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence; Fountain Hills Mayoral candidate Cecil Yates; McDowell Mountain Justice of the Peace Michael Reagan; candidate for Clerk of Superior Court of Maricopa County Steve Parsons. St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with traditional opening and closing prayers; Irish breakfast snacks, a little Bailey’s; some sharing of Irish heritage, and as the “social time ended an all went see the famous Fountain turn green, there was heard a rousing rendition of the “Wild Rover” by Chris Brant, an Englishman with 3% Irish on grandmother’s side and Leona Johnston, who owned an Irish pub in that great Irish town of South Bend, Indiana for 8 years. A great enthusiastic crowd!  Next Candidate Event:  Sat, April 21 Headliners:  Secretary of State Michele Reagan and US Senate candidate Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Town of Fountain Hills candidates. - Leona Johnston, PR

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Shawnna Bolick 2018A Fund Raiser Reception for LD20 House candidate Shawnna Bolick is scheduled between 5:30- 7 pm., Thurs., March 29 at Antique Gatherings, 3601 E Indian School Road in Phoenix. Registration required. RSVP to Bolick at 602-842-1912, or Contributions can be sent to Vote Bolick, c/o Shawnna Bolick, 610 E Bell Road #2-142, Phoenix,, AZ 85022-2393 or donate online at

Latest Legislative Activity From Jose Borrajero

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randy MillerLD21 Senate candidate Randy Miller will address the Grassroots Tea Party Activist at 6:30 pm., Wed., March 21 at the Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, off the Dunlap Ave exit on I-17 with doors open at 6. Contact: Francine Baumsburg

College Republicans United and the Young Americans for Liberty are hosting Dick Heller at 6 pm., Thurs., March 29 at the ASU Tempe Campus , 976 South Forest Mall , COOR-170, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tickets at asu-students-for-the-2nd-amendment-tickets

Gordon BrownTea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 p., Thur., April 19 at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with Gordon Brown, founder of the nonprofit Team Veteran Foundation to discuss a non-drug approach to suicide prevention and PTS for veterans. Brown is a service-connected disabled veteran who experienced a near fatal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI ) in civilian life and this affords him a unique perspective on the challenges that face our Veterans and their families associated with this injury. The VA’s focus on psychotropic drugs is one of the leading causes of the 22-30 daily Veteran suicides. Suicidal thoughts is one of the effects of these drugs along with heart, kidney, thyroid and liver damage. Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576

After Kids Get Used To Push Gun Control In Walkouts, Tucker Exposes Them For The Pawns They Are During Tucker Carlson’s opening statements on Wednesday, he pointed out the fact that no one, especially in the liberal media, is acknowledging about the student walkouts that happened on Wednesday over the Parkland, Florida shooting and to advocate for more gun control legislation. Carlson reveals all of the advocacy groups and Democrat politicians who helped and in some cases funded students to be able to walk out of their classes on Sunday and travel to state capitols to protest gun violence. Carlson points out how disgusting it is the Democratic lobby’s and advocacy groups like the...

KILLSHOT: Democrats Gang Up To Fight Hillary Clinton After She Shows How Sick She Is While President Trump has learned to move on from talking about the 2016 election, his former opponent, Hillary Clinton cannot say the same thing. Now even Democrats are starting to get annoyed with her antics and want her to just shut up about it, reports Zero Hedge. Zero Hedge reported that Clinton's own former campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle slammed Hillary over her bizarre recent comments. The Hill reported that some of Clinton's former aides, surrogates and ideological peers are echoing and saying the former Secretary of State should maybe tone down her constant mentions of the 2016 election, some are even angry about the fact and think it's...

Even Liberals Turn On ANTIFA After This 1 Disturbing Act Of Terrorism An Arizona chapter of ANTIFA was caught burning posters of a slain cop who was killed by an illegal alien, and that same group then started an altercation with Trump supporters who were trying to put the posters back up, reports The Daily Caller. Antifascist Action Phoenix claimed to remove "hundreds" of posters at Arizona State University depicting individuals killed by illegal aliens. The group burned at least one of the posters featuring Brandon Mendoza, a Mesa police officer killed by an illegal alien driving the wrong way down a road, according to AZCentral. The Antifa group posted images on...

The Colorado River Tea Party needs volunteers to work their booth at the April 3-8 Yuma County Fair. Time slots are two or three hours. Contact Chairman Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219

Bill Gates - Desert Tree FarmMaricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau, and Maricopa County Cooperative Extension will host a catered breakfast between 8-10 am., April 5 at the Desert Tree Farm (pictured), 2744 E Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85050. Guests are asked to bring a canned goods or non-perishable item to donate to the local food bank. The Farm Bureau Breakfast is in lieu of the regular April County Coffee. County Coffee resumes May 3. RSVP required to Liz Foster by March 28 at

If You Want To Help Your Favorite Republican Candidates get their petitions signed to get on the ballot, sign up on line with the Secretary of State office at voter petitions

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, presented by Shikar-Safari Club International, will be held from 9am-5 pm, Sat, March 24, and 9 am-4 pm, Sun, March 25, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The free event offers loads of activities, presentations and exhibits for everyone from novices to seasoned outdoor recreationists. ATMs will be on-site.To get to the Expo, take I-17 to Carefree Highway, turn west, and watch for the signs.

CD8 Election Information:

· General Election – April 24, 2018

· March 26 – Voter Registration Deadline

· March 28 –Ballots Mailed

· April 13 – Last Day To Request Ballot By Mail

· April 18 – Last Day For Mailing Ballots (Recommended Deadline)

· April 20 – Early Voting Locations Close

· April 24 – Election Day

· Call 602.506.1511 or visit

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Sol DiCiccio 2Sol DiCiccio, City Of Phoenix Councilman: Our streets are a crumbling mess. Our water and sewer lines are cracking. And our City, frankly, is starting to look run down. Issues with homelessness, blight, and a general lack of basic maintenance are starting to take their toll. Worse, our police and fire response times are growing ever longer, endangering lives. Yet, despite the obvious needs in basic service, Phoenix has continued to push ahead with plans to spend more than $30 billion on expanding our light rail lines, a “luxury” service that has been increasingly taken over by our homeless population, to the point that many citizens are afraid to even get on one of our trains. Is this who we are, Phoenix? I say “No!”. That’s why my office and I developed a plan to eliminate, or even just delay, the installation of these news lines, and transfer the money we are spending on them to basic street maintenance. Not only do we need those dollars right now to fix our roads, every mile of light rail track comes with annual operating costs well in excess of $1 million. Every mile we eliminate – or even just delay – is going to save the city tens of millions of dollars in long term costs. Folks, we don’t have a revenue problem – Phoenix is currently collecting more taxes than we ever have before – we have a spending problem, and light rail is an enormous part of that problem. In the next few weeks, I will be presenting a plan that takes the first big steps towards tackling this problem.  602-262-7491


March 19

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7pm, Mon,, March 19 at 908 S. Power Road in Mesa. Speakers include US Senate candidate Joe Arpaio, State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Dr. Robert Branch, and Clerk of the Superior Court candidate Steve Parsons, along with Corporation Commission candidates Justin Olson and Jim O’Conner. Gated community, inform the guard you are attending the Republican meeting and ask for instructions to the ballroom. Contact: Diane Andersen at 480 395-5515 or

The Pima County Republican Committee’s ‘Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Forum’ is scheduled at 9:30 am., Sat., March 19 at the Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

March 20

The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., March 20 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

Supervisor Bill Gates will chat with District 3 residents (New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area) at noon., March 20 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department 1120 W. Desert Hills Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086.


The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Wed, March 21 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House at 11 for social, followed by luncheon and a program. $35 per person. Speakers include State Treasurer candidate Kimberley Yee, Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin, and AZ Corporation Commission candidate Eric Sloan. In addition, Nancy Kay Arnold, award-winning children’s author will spend some time regaling the group with stories of America’s first First Lady Martha Washington. Kay’s books include Patriotic Pups as well as Pioneer Pups and Pilgrim Pups. Reservations required: RSVP at

March 22

The Tempe Republican Women’s Club Garage Sale starts at 4 pm., Thur., March 22 at the home of Darryl Jacobson Barnes, 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe.

The Arizona American African REPUBLICAN Committee will meet 4th Thursday March 22, 7pm, ( 6:30 greet), GOP Headquarters 3501 N24th st, Phx, All Republicans welcomed, Candidates, please contact Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen to schedule. 602-309-6016, aaarc6@ #aaarc FB


Pima County Republicans First Vice Chairman Ana Henderson is organizing the candidate forum scheduled from 2-4 pm., Sat., March 24 in the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E ElDorado Circle in Tucson. Limited seating. Tickets $7l50 each, or $15 per couple. Available at Contact Henderson at 520-321-1492.

March 27

Congressman Paul Gosar is hosting a Town Hall in Payson at 4:30 pm., Tues., March 27 at the Payson High School Auditorium, 301 W MoLane Road. Contact: 480-882-2697.

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

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· Jeff-Flake-Ok-As-A-Globalist-But-WH-Takes-Heat/ Double Standard Exists For Liberals And Republicrats While Trump Staff Irrationally Smeared As Anti-Semites

· Run-Jeff-Run Trump Hater Jeff Flake Titillates His Own Ego

· Opportunist-Ex-Dem-Glassman-Now-GOP-Corp-Com-Candidate/ Rodney Glassman, A Former Legislative Aide To Radical Leftist Raul Grijalva Expressed A Desire To Model His Own Career After The CD 3 Congressman

· School-Walkouts-Issue-Threats; Demand-Gun-Control

· McCain’s-Staff-Protest-Trumps-Pick-For-CIA-Director

· A-Necessary-Shakeup-At-The-White-House


· Celebrating St Patrick's Good Deeds March 17th

· Enforcing the law—at the border and within

· Mexico-Forgive-US-Trade-Deficit; US-Give CA Back To MX Build a longer fence on the Mexico US Border and make a new deal with Mexico. To end the Mexican-American War a treaty was negotiated and the US paid Mexico $20M…


· A Look At The REAL T.J. Shope Who Is Ignoring The Proxy Bill

· Agree Or Disagree - These Are The FACTS (Gun Control In America)

· Hey, AZGOP, Help Us Out On HB2012

· BREAKING: Paul Ryan’s PAC Elected Democrat Conor Lamb In PA

· LD26 First District To Pass Resolution In Support Of Limiting Proxies


· Rates-Of-HIV, Syphilis-And-Other-STDs-On-The-Rise-In-Two-States

· College-Drops-Mascot-Over-Islamophobia-Concerns

· Dems-Attack-After-Trump-Lawyer-Calls-For-End-To-Muellers-Russia-Probe-Video

· Protesting-Democrat-Carps-On Trump Sign In Public

· Ammo-Tactical-Gear-Found-Near-Us-Border-In-Area-Known-For-Drug-Trafficking, Cartels


· The-Forgotten-Students-Who-Opposed-The-Gun-Control-Walkout

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· After Kids Walkout For Gun Control, These CT Parents Fire Back In A Big Way

· Protesting-Democrats-Craps-On Trump Sign In Public

· California-Has-Become-A-Disgraceful-State

· Eleven Republicans Challenge Romney For The Senate


· Arizona Ranks Low 2018’s Fattest Cities In America

· Zinke Tours Border, Meets Tohono O’Odham Leaders

· Kyrsten Sinema Quietly Unloads $33,800 From Controversial Democratic Donor

· Pro-Life Student Group Lawsuit Prompts End To ‘Trigger Warnings’

· Father-And-Toddler- Kicked-Off-Southwest-Flight-To Atlanta

· Latest Heartbreaking View Of Mccain Tweeted By Daughter

· Run, Jeff, Run! Sunday’s Comic

· You’re Fired Rex: Sunday’s Comic

· FBI Retirement Home: Sunday’s Comic

· Mr. Smith Goes To: Sunday’s Comic

· But Butler Proves Hillary Right: Sunday’s Comic

· Chispa Arizona Wants Volkswagen Settlement Money Used To Replace Diesel School Buses

· Public Health Officials Identify Precautions To Protect Against Rabies

· Collapsed FIU Bridge Built By Radical Anti-White Feminist Company Who BRAGGED About Hiring “Unqualified” Minority Employees


· BETRAYAL: Mitch McConnell And Paul Ryan Just Stabbed Trump In The BACK! GOP To Fund Sanctuary Cities

· Pelosi Whines Because Trump’s Border Wall Is ‘Too High’

· Trump Calls Out Comey For Lying Under Oath

· Trump Unrestrained In Latest Attacks Of Mueller Probe

· Trump Tweets! Lashes Out At Comey, Mccabe And Mueller!!

· Trump To Seek Death Penalty For Some Drug Traffickers In Plan To Fight Opioid Crisis

· Trump Presses GOP To Change Senate Rules

· Trump- Calls-Out-Comey-For-Lying-During-His-Testimony-To-Congress


· Oh the Irony! Bernie Talks Gun Control, Surrounded with Armed Guards


· After Anti-Gun Nut Governor Called Gun Owners 'Terrorists,' The NRA's Dana Loesch Totally Crushed Him


· A Student In Ohio Was Suspended After He Refused To Participate In The National Anti-Gun School Walkout


· Barbra Streisand BASHES #MeToo Movement: ‘I’ve Never Been Sexually Harassed’


· Trey Gowdy Shoots Down Trump Lawyer Over Mueller Comment… [Video]

· Gowdy Blasts Trump Lawyers: ‘If You Have An Innocent Client, Act Like It’


· Republicans-To Fund-Sanctuary-Cities

· Lindsey Graham Wants Committee To Investigate The Firing Of Andrew Mccabe

· Rand Paul Says He Will Filibuster Trump’s Cia Nominations!!


· Mueller’s Investigation Flouts Justice Department Standards

· Trump: ‘Mueller Probe Should Never Have Been Started’ – ‘Witch Hunt!’

· Rep. Conaway Walks Back The Shocking Thing He Said About House Intel Report…

· Rubio Says Trump Wrong To Fire Mccabe Before Retiring


· American Town Requires Gun Ownership, & Their Crime Statistics Are Dropping Jaws


· After Kids Get Used To Push Gun Control In Walkouts, Tucker Exposes Them For The Pawns They Are


· After Hillary Clinton Denounces Guns, This 1 Picture Is Ruining Her Entire Argument

· Hillary: I Won In The Parts Of America That Actually Matter


· Idiot Teacher “Accidentally” Discharges Firearm in CA Classroom

· College Prez Turns Up Heat: ‘We’re Not an Environment for Snowflakes’

· Shaq: ‘We Need More Cops in Schools, Not Gun Ban’