Saturday, May 26, 2018

5-26-18 Briefs


As We Start Into This Memorial Day Weekend of ceremonies, BBQs, memories, and fireworks, please stop a few moments and give thanks to our fallen heroes who fought and died for this great nation – from the Revolutionary War to today’s warriors spoppiescattered throughout the world protecting the freedoms we enjoy. I grew up in the Midwest where Memorial Day meant the American flag lined main-street and every front porch in town. Everyone turned out for the local patriotic theme parade lead by the American flag and the high school band, followed by local veterans and floats. People stood and recognized the American flag as it moved down the street… and everyone wore a red poppy.

Memorial Day meant going to the cemetery with arms full of fresh-cut peonies, lilacs and bridal wreath to decorate the graves as our parents mingled among the markers sharing memories with friends and family who were also decorating graves. WWII  was finally over and many a tear was shed over too many fresh markers of cherished loved ones who didn’t come back alive. Every serviceman’s grave flew an American flag. As the years rolled by, our cemeteries expanded with markers of our brave young warriors. Take the time to remember them! - ft

Lest we forget: Lest we forget… Watch Just A Common Soldier - YouTube and Meaning Of Memorial Day


Canceled: The Arizona Project will not meet on Memorial Day, according to chairman Ron Ludders.

The Fountain Hills Veterans groups will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony at 9 a.m., Mon, May 28 at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial.  Everyone is welcome and all are encourage to attend.  Wearing of patriotic clothing or full or partial uniform is totally appropriate.  VFW Post 7507 members will be giving away buddy poppies at a number of locations.  Please accept one and wear it to honor our service members who have died fighting for our country.  

DiCiccio headshotPhoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio’s newsletter says City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Here's how city services are affected:

Solid Waste:  Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m. and please do not overfill containers.

Transfer Stations:  The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.

Transit:  Phoenix buses, Dial-a-Ride, and Valley Metro Light Rail will operate on a Sunday schedule. Express and RAPID routes will not operate, and Customer Service will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

Library:  All Phoenix Public Library locations will be closed.

Parking Meters:   All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.

City of Phoenix Swimming Pools will be open Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 to 28, and re-open for summer 2018 on June 2 to July 29. City of Phoenix pools are a great place to learn to swim, attend a special event, exercise or just cool off. If you want to find pools, sign up for classes or learn more about the programs offered, please click here. This website has a great deal of information about Phoenix aquatics. Please remember to be safe around water and take all the precautions necessary. For more information about healthy swimming and pool safety, visit these links: Six Steps for Healthy Swimming Pool Safely Videos

Oath Keepers Is Offering A Discount on membership fees until midnight Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 Regularly annual fee $40, discount $29.95 and the opportunity to win one of three prizes -- a Glock 19 and a lifetime membership (1st place), a lifetime membership in Oath Keepers (2nd place), or a two-year membership and T-shirt and hat (3rd place).Lifetime Membership - $800 (normally $1,000) or a Lifetime with Spouse membership for $1,100.00 (normally $1,500). See

The Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival will be held between 5:30-10 pm, today at Rancho Manana Golf Course with a host of activity including face painting and free balloon twisting. The Civil Air Patrol will present colors, a flyover by the Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 and the National Anthem will be performed prior to the ballon inflating/glow at 7:30 pm. Tickets: : Adults $15; Kids $10 for ages 12 and under; children 2 and under enter free (ticket fees apply). Day of event at the gate: Adults $20, Kids $15 for ages 12 and under; children 2 and under enter free. For more information, click here.

Butterfly Wonderland’s Birthday Celebration offers complimentary face painting, life sized reptile and butterfly characters onsite, a caricature artist, live musical entertainment and much more! Butterfly Wonderland is America’s largest butterfly pavilion that entertains educates and enchants visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures. This state-of-the-art facility includes the Conservatory where 3,000 butterflies fly freely, a 3-D theater, Butterfly Emergence Gallery, Tropical Waters of the World exhibit with a stingray and shark observation pool, Honey Bee Extravaganza, Spineless Giants and Rainforest Reptile exhibit, Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop and a CafĂ©. The celebration will be held at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale May 26-28 between 9 am-5pm. Regular admission prices apply. Information, click here.

The Pioneer & Military Memorial Park 35th Annual Memorial Day, (1313 W Jefferson St.) ceremony will be held from 9 am-noon, Mon, May 28 honoring of veterans, past and present. KEZ 99.9 FM's Marty Manning will be the Master of Ceremonies. Tours of Smurthwaite House will be available after the ceremony - featuring a display of Victorian-era glassware. Walking tour maps and guided tours will be available for any of the seven historic cemeteries. Free admission. Historical society information booths available.

Michele Reagan 2017 SOSSecretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the Arizona Research Library is continuing its 2018 Arizona Author Series by hosting Laura Tohe, author of Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers at 3 pm., Fri, June 1.The Navajo language helped win World War II, and it lives on in this book, as the Code Talkers remember the war and reflect on the aftermath and the legacy they will leave behind. The veterans, able to speak to a daughter of one of their own in English and Navajo, truly shared from their hearts. They not only provided more battlefield details, but they also reveal how their war experiences affected themselves and the Navajo generations that followed. The special event will be held at the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building where the author will discuss her work and the process of research. This free talk is part of our 2018 Arizona Author Series, hosted from February—July and hosted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. “The Navajo Code Talkers played an undeniably key role in the effort to win the war in the Pacific,” said Reagan.  “This event is especially interesting for WWII history buffs as the author reveals amazing stories from this group of Native Americans.” Contact: Brianna Furcron - Special Collections Librarian (602) 926-3723

Paul Gosar 2016Congressman Paul Gosar, a strong and sometimes lonely voice standing up to the Left on gun control and violating our second amendment rights, commented, “One more law won’t stop mentally ill or hostile people from killing others. We need to educate our people about the reality of this and not pass more useless laws or stomp on people’s right to self-defense and other civil rights.” See full we-asked-every-member-of-the-house-of-representatives-about-the-parkland-gun-policy-agenda-heres-what-they-said

Clint Hickman, #4 Bd of Super

Board of Supervisors Clint Hickman says that the attendees at the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and Maricopa County Cooperative Extension hosted a Breakfast on the Farm at Kerr Dairy in Buckeye donated 300 pounds of canned goods or non-perishable items to the Agua Fria Food Bank. Several West Valley Mayors, Sheriff Paul Penzone, Superintendent Steve Watson and Clerk of the Court Chris DeRose were in attendance.

Ronna_Romney_McDaniel_2018RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: We've seen in the history of Facebook there have been instances where they have changed the trending topics, they've suppressed conservative viewpoints. We've recently seen with Diamond and Silk that they suspended their account and we just preemptively wanted to go to Facebook and say we want assurances that you are not going to suppress conservative voices, that the Silicon Valley thought police is not going to determine what voices filter through on their social media platform. We sent a letter to Facebook and Twitter, we've asked them to respond by June 18th and we're hoping we can get that to our audience, our GOP membership who cares very deeply about this country, who want to see a fair treatment on these social media platforms. They use them heavily and we have an important mid-term coming up. We want assurances you won't suppress conservative voices


Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. Briefs posts candidate announcements, but does not endorse candidates, nor do we post endorsement statements. - ft.

zack taylor 3Retired Border Patrolman Zack Taylor: Note the interaction between White House and Education Secretary. The old saying that nothing rots from the bottom up, rather from the top down fits this situation.  (and much more in government) We should look to other actions like FAST & FURIOUS in 2010 to justify an anti-gun agenda the actions of which were illegal at best. So we wonder what else went on between 2008 & 2016 and what the holdovers are currently up to? Exposed-Emails-Obama-Staffers-Minutes-Following-Amanda-Prestigiacomo

Maricopa County Oath Keepers Coordinator Mike Primiano responds to Randy Miller: You said you read a lot of the paper by Dr. Vieria but you don't agree with it; that doesn't mean he's wrong. 5-21-2018-briefs There are some people out there that feel the County Sheriff is the supreme law enforcement officer in the state and therefore over rules the Federal government when it comes to enforcing Federal laws that they don't agree with or feel are unconstitutional. Many other people would say they don't agree with that position, doesn't mean the first group of people are wrong.

You mention New York state court cases supporting your position, well, when it comes to NY state I know a couple of things about how the laws work there because I was born and raised there and spent 38 years of my life there. NY state passed the SAFE Act a few years ago in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook. That law was challenged a number of times by various groups until it reached the state Supreme Court and was upheld on every count but one, they overturned the seven round magazine limit because seven round magazines don't exist. The state later amended the law to say you can possess a ten round magazine but can only have seven rounds loaded unless you are at a gun range. In response to the SAFE Act, 28 of the 62 County Sheriffs in NY got together and penned a letter to Governor Cuomo stating they would not enforce that law in their counties because it was a direct violation of the Second Amendment rights of their citizens. Many people in the state, including the Supreme Court justices, did not agree with these Sheriffs, doesn't mean they're wrong.

When supporting the Constitution, you can not sit back and cherry pick what you agree and disagree with. Either you support the document in its entirety or you don't, it is that simple. If you have a personal beef with Stewart and the Oath Keepers leadership, that's on you. Don't sit there and slam people as misguided and ill informed based on your personal opinion of how you interpret the Constitution. Again, you may not agree with Dr. Vieria or Stewart Rhodes, doesn't mean they are wrong. Quite frankly, if you think I'm some sort of puppet then you're no better than me when it comes to doing the bidding of Richard Mack and following his direction. Take a look in the mirror sometime, then pass judgement on others.

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American Post-Gazette

Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E in Arizona

May 24, 2018


We interrupt our regularly scheduled JT Mesnard beatings to bring you actual news. Mayor Stanton, I am typing this v e r y  s l o w l y so even you can understand. It is in English, but I can get it in Spanish if that’s easier for you. Not only is SB1070 clear, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that it is Constitutional. That means: It. Is. The. Law. It is illegal for the city of Phoenix, or any political subdivision of the state, to have a policy that in any form limits law enforcement from “fully” enforcing our immigration laws. Your new police policy is in violation of the law and makes Phoenix a sanctuary city. That is in direct violation of Arizona law (ARS 11-1051) and in violation of federal law (8 USC 1644 and 1373). That is exactly what your new sanctuary policy in Phoenix does: It. Is. Illegal. Typing s l o w l y so you can understand.

   Mayor, what a clever move to give $2.4 million taxpayer money to La Raza, a left wing, radical open borders, pro-illegal alien and, yes, a racist organization. La Raza means "The Race." (Here’s the link to their website: This $2.4 million of taxpayer money is given to this racist group under the guise of them being able to help with the light rail? They have no expertise whatsoever in light rail, but it seems that's the only rationale you could come up with to launder public funds to your friends so they can turn around and help you run for Congress. No doubt that will help you with all of those illegal votes that you need; every illegal vote counts. Using taxpayer funds to bolster your congressional campaign is deceitful, is beyond disingenuous, and needs to be investigated by federal and state law enforcement agencies.

   Mayor, your actions helps us understand why you have joined with the majority of the Phoenix City Council to sue President Trump to stop him from imposing a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. That question is within the purview of the Constitution for Congress (that office you aspire to) to insure one man one vote for purposes of congressional seats based on “legal” representation.    (

   Mayor Stanton, you are why so many have such disdain for those who run for office.

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MAY 27

In Honor Of Memorial Day, the Grace Bible Church choir in Sun City will be presenting a special patriotic concert at 5 pm., Sun., May 27. Choir member Marsha Hill says, “If you made it to our Christmas concert you already know to get there early! There will be an Independence Day Concert (in late June) but for now, mark your calendars for May 27! It'll be a lovely tribute...guaranteed!

May 28

Patriot Alliance will meet at 7:30 am., Memorial Day (May 28) at 18751 S LaCanada in Sahuarita (just south of the Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery in recognition of the sacrifices made by our brave military. Participants are asked to bring a sign to honor fallen heros (nothing political). Wear a hat and sunscreen and bring water. Contact:

May 31

A fundraiser, hosted by Steve Nannini, Jeff Utsch, Alex Dely, Barney Brenner, Dr. Mark Russell, Carol Dart, Carol Ann Whigham and Randy Graff for Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs is scheduled from 6-7:30 pm., Thurs., May 31 at 7777 N Via Bellini in Tucson. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $50 per person or $75 per couple. RSVP to 480-437-1032 or Checks to Riggs for Arizona, PO Box 1690, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

June 2

The Thunder Mountain Republican Women will host a brunch with GOP candidates at 9:30 am., Sat., June 2 at the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista. $10 per person, cash only, payable at the door. RSVP to Cathy Duarte 610-704-6554 or or Jane Strain 520-249-4057 or by May 22.

The Arrowhead Republican Womens Candidates’ Forum is scheduled from 2-5 pm., Sat., June 2 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. 20 candidates are confirmed to participate including newly elected US Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett, Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee, US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, LD21 and LD22 candidates, along with the Supt of Public Instruction and Secretary of State candidates, campaign chairman Jan Martinson reports. She urges attendees to arrive early to get photos with their favorite candidates. Drawing tickets available. Light refreshments will be served at this adult only gathering. Republicans welcome to this free event. Contact Jan Martinson, Campaign Chairman

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30am., Sat., June 2 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd.  Doors open at 8am Coffee and donuts will be available - a $2 donation, please, to help defray the cost of the room rental.  All Republicans and Independents from the Sun Cities and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. Since 2018 is an election year, they are sponsoring forums thru June where Republican candidates for state offices will be given an opportunity to present an opening statement and then we will have a Q&A.  Legislative 22 Candidates speaking at this meeting will be John Heep, incumbent Maricopa County College Board member; Clair Van Steenwyk, Crossroads with Van radio talk show host; Kellie Pawluk, a pediatric nurse who advocates for safe quality care, and Mathew Bullock, a business owner who has created hundreds of jobs. More information at or 623+322-9979. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chair Lady SCW  623+214-8010.

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