Sunday, May 27, 2018

5-27-18 Briefs


Editor’s Note: There will be no Briefs posted on Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2018. - ft


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For those claiming former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should step out of the primary election US Senate race between himself, Kelli Ward, and Martha McSally instead of splitting the Republican vote for the Aug 28 Primary election, it appears the popular former sheriff is moving full steam ahead by turning in more than 10,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in Phoenix on May 22, 2018.

rob haneyFormer Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Rob Haney, told The Wanderer on May 14 there’s irony in the fact that schools, which strive for being bully-free, have their own sets of bullies. “Teacher-union members are in the forefront of discussions on how to stop bullying in our schools. However, the teachers are using Democrat Party bullying tactics to intimidate others,” Haney said. “They have just closed Arizona schools by an illegal strike of public employees, which left parents and students in an untenable situation. They also caused major disruptions on our streets as they marched by the thousands to the state executive and legislative offices, screeching and shouting to demand a huge pay raise. And they shunned fellow teachers who opposed the strike,” he said. “Much like the Democrats in Washington, D.C., they will suffer no adverse consequences for their acts.Our children are being taught the abusive art of bullying by their teachers, who pretend to be opposed to bullying. The teacher unions give 93 percent of their political donations to the Democrat Party. In this case, the teachers bullied a Republican legislature and governor into submitting to their demands,” Haney said. “Far from the Republicans winning union votes by their capitulation, they have now energized the Democrat base to vote out Republicans in the fall. This is reminiscent of RINO Sen. John McCain supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform to kill the Republican Party with millions of new Democrat Party voters,” Haney said, adding: “The only answer I see to the destructive tactics of teacher unions is for parents to home-school or send their children to private schools, thus preventing the Democrat Party unions from possessing the minds of their children.” See Teacher-Strike Movement . . . Looks Ahead To Using Experience Gained To Help Dems In November

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

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.  

City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Canceled: The Arizona Project will not meet on May 28 - Memorial Day, according to chairman Ron Ludders.

Frank RiggsA 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 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


Ken Bennett - flagThe Tempe Republican Women invite you to join them for their annual luncheon at 11:30 am., Sat., June 9 at the Embassy Suites by Phoenix Hilton Tempe, 4400 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85281 with speaker Ken Bennett former Arizona Secretary of State (now gubernatorial candidate). Tickets: Members & Associates $25, guest $30, pay at the door $35. Checks may be mailed to:Alison Quinn, 1264 E. Weslyan Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282or pay through Anedot with credit card here (

ronna mcdaniel - RNCRNC Ronna McDaniel Chairwoman: Republicans’ Message Is Resonating With Voters We at the RNC have been in 26 states, we’re taking that message to the voters, it is resonating. We’re seeing that in all of our battleground districts and states that we’re in. That’s an important advantage we’ve had with our record fundraising doubling the DNC, to be on the ground early and convey to voters the difference that we’re making in their lives through good policy in Washington.

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.

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

Clint Hickman, #4 Bd of SuperSupervisor Clint Hickman joined the Sun City PRIDES for their 10th annual Arbor Day planting.  With the help of Maricopa County Department of Transportation, thirteen holes were dug.  The trees were planted near 107th Ave and Peoria.  Three trees represented members who passed away and the other ten marked the group's anniversary. The PRIDES (Proud Residents Independently Donating Essential Services) consist of 300 volunteers.  They help take care of common areas and are dedicated to "Keeping Sun City Beautiful".  They provide an invaluable service to the community and Maricopa County, according to Hickman.

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Maricopa County Precinct Committeemen: Don’t forget that your applications and petitions are due May 30 to be on the August primary ballot. They must be turned in to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, located on the north side of the Maricopa County Superior Court Building in Phoenix.

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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carole bartholomeauxActivist Carole Bartholomeaux: Wonderful tribute to the men and women who have served our country for more than 200 years. I could not have said it better myself. 5-26-18-briefs When I was a girl, Phoenix was my "small home town" and my memories correlate with yours. Have a blessed and happy Memorial Day weekend and please take time to thank a Veteran.

brian reillyBrian Reilly, Former LD22 PC: Maricopa County Oath Keepers Coordinator Mike Primiano responded to Randy Miller in the 5-26-18-briefs : “NY state passed the SAFE Act a few years ago randy Millerin 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.”  Mr. Primiano went on to say: “Don't sit there and slam people as misguided and ill-informed based on your personal opinion of how you interpret the Constitution.” I find it interesting that the most brilliant constitutional experts of the New York Supreme Court and Mr. Primiano apparently believe the spurious opinion that “seven round magazines don’t exist.” One of the most famous weapons of war is the "Colt 1911" semi-automatic pistol which shoots the .45ACP round.  The Colt 1911 was designed by John Browning in conjunction with Colt’s Pat’d Firearms Co. at the beginning of the 20th century, at the request of the U.S. Army.  The first Colt 1911 was produced for the U.S. Government on December 28, 1911.  The Colt 1911 is still in production today by Colt Manufacturing and it has experienced continuous service for 107 years.  It was and is one of the most popular, robust, firearms in history, and it was used by our military in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and most recently by the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command.  The Colt 1911 immediately became popular with the American public after it was produced for the commercial market beginning on March 9, 1912.  The non-military version Colt 1911 became known as the “Government Model.” The Colt 1911 has also been called “America’s favorite handgun.” It was shipped with 7 round magazines!  I wouldn’t put my faith in any New York Supreme Court Rulings, especially when it comes to the U.S. Constitution and firearms.

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Steve ChucriSteve Chucri,, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman: This weekend, we pause to reflect upon the selfless men and women who have honorably served our nation and state and made the ultimate sacrifice to allow us our freedom.  We pay tribute to their memory and remain forever indebted to them for their service.  We remember those Arizonans currently serving, both at home and abroad, and continue to pray for their safe return.I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Clint Hickman, #4 Bd of SuperClint Hickman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors: Memorial Day: 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who died while serving the U.S. military.  This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Lt. Frank Luke Jr., the namesake of Luke Air Force Base.  Luke Jr. was born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 19, 1897 and known as one of the best athletes at Phoenix High School.  At the age of 20 he enlisted and entered World War I and became known as the “Arizona Balloon Buster”.  In just 17 days he took down 14 German balloons and four aircraft and on September 29, 1918 he was killed in action. We remember Lt. Frank Luke Jr. as well as the many men and women who died serving our Nation – I remain grateful for their service.  In your service,

Paul Gosar 2016CD4 Congressman Paul Gosar after Gosar”s “Downwinders Amendment” number 63 amendment to H.R. 5515 - National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 passed on the House Floor: “As a result of our nation’s Cold War security strategy many Arizonans and thousands of innocent Americans were exposed to cancer-causing carcinogens from atmospheric nuclear tests,” said Gosar. “I support our military's efforts to secure and protect our nation from hostile nuclear threats. However, Congress and the federal government have a clear responsibility to provide remuneration for all victims that developed radiation-induced cancer from these federal tests. I will not relent until justice is served and suffering Americans receive some form of compensation for the government negligence that ruined many of their lives. The passage of this amendment is a step in the right direction.”

Congressman Andy Biggs: US Rep. Andy Biggs: Change Senate rules that hinder GOP pro-life agenda

john mccain 2Senator John McCain: “I applaud President Trump for issuing a posthumous pardon of boxing legend Jack Johnson, whose reputation was ruined by a racially charged conviction over a century ago. For years, Congress has overwhelmingly supported legislation calling on multiple U.S. presidents to right this historical wrong and restore this great athlete's legacy. President Trump's action today finally closes a shameful chapter in our nation’s history and marks a milestone that the American people can and should be proud of.” As a life-long boxing fan, Senator McCain has been introducing legislation in the Senate urging the President to pardon Jack Johnson since 2004. A resolution urging a posthumous pardon was unanimously approved by both the House and Senate in the 114th Congress, as well as the 111th Congress, the first time since 1974 that both chambers passed a concurrent resolution calling for a posthumous pardon of an individual. Additionally, the resolution passed the House in the 110th Congress and passed the Senate in the 108th and 113th Congresses. Senators McCain and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced a resolution in March of 2017 urging President Trump to issue a posthumous pardon of Jack Johnson. Jack Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas on March 31, 1878 and in 1908, he became the first African American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion after defeating Tommy Burns in Australia – a title Johnson held until 1915. Johnson’s success in the boxing ring, combined with his relationship with a Caucasian woman, caused resentment. In 1913, he was wrongly convicted under the Mann Act – an anti-human trafficking statute – when he brought the woman he was dating across state lines. This racially-motivated conviction ruined his career and destroyed his reputation.

Martha McSally 3Congresswoman Martha McSally Draws a Hard Line on Immigration Loopholes on FOX News: In a Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee hearing she chaired yesterday, McSally blasted loopholes in our existing immigration laws that allow MS-13 gang members, drug cartels, human traffickers and others to enter the country. "Individuals have learned how to exploit the system," said McSally during the hearing. "It should surprise no one that many of those who claim asylum do not ever show up for their court date, most likely because their claim is unfounded in the first place." Congresswoman McSally summarized several of the major loopholes and the policies necessary to address them in her statements below. First, the United States needs to raise the standard for the initial asylum interview that happens at the border. The second is to hold individuals as long as it takes for them to have due process while their asylum claims are adjudicated. Third, serious criminals, gang member, or terrorists should be unequivocally prohibited from entering the country. Fourth, require a swift removal if the asylum claim is denied. Fifth, terminate asylum status for those who return back to their country. Sixth, expeditiously return of unaccompanied minors to non-contiguous countries. Finally, increase the penalties for false asylum claims in order to deter and hold people accountable. Because these loopholes are written into law, only Congress can act to close them. Legislative solutions to close these gaps are included in the Securing America’s Future Act, which Congresswoman McSally authored with Representatives Goodlatte, McCaul, and Labrador. It is the only border security bill the President supports. Click HERE or below to watch her remarks in committee. 


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jim o'connor 2017Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Jim O’Connor has filed 8,495 nominating petitions signatures this past week for the Aug 28 Republican Primary ballot. He and his team are working to complete the requirement of 1,800 $5 qualifying contributions for Clean Election fudning. Contact: Jim O’Connor 602-538-9387

Version 2Arrowhead JP candidate Craig Wismer: Earlier today I submitted my nominating petitions at the Maricopa County Elections Department for re-election as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.  The Arrowhead Justice Precinct boundaries include Sun City, Peoria and Glendale. I needed a minimum of 1032 in order to qualify as a Republican candidate.  I submitted 2216.  This was due, in no small part, to help I received from many people over the past year. I am looking forward to this re-election campaign.  GAME ON!

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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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