Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On Nov. 26, 1942, President Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning December 1.

Congressional upheavals and sectional objections notwithstanding, the government must and would begin the nationwide rationing of gasoline to conserve rubber on Dec. 1, as scheduled.
"We must do everything within our power," the Chief Executive stated, "to see that the program starts Dec. 1, because victory must not be delayed through failure to support our fighting forces."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Columbus, New York and Philadelphia selected as finalists for Democrats' 2016 convention

LA Times
If Democrats select Columbus as their host city, it will be the first time since 1972 that a single state has held both the Democratic and Republican conventions.

That year, both were held in Miami Beach, Fla. As part of its pitch to the RNC, Cleveland's host committee initially pledged about $25 million to host the GOP convention.

 Through public-private partnerships, Cleveland plans to raise about $70 million to cover expenses and security for the event, according to state Republicans.

 At news conference last week, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city's host committee has already pledged to raise $10 million of the $100 million it estimates would be needed to host the Democratic gathering. Each party plans to hold its convention before Labor Day in 2016.

Obama's Fun Travel-Go Big Or Stay Home

Judicial Watch has obtained records under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request detailing the cost to taxpayers for President Obama’s 2014 Labor Day weekend trips for fundraising, campaigning…and a round-trip jaunt for the wedding of an MSNBC host. Bottom line: $1,539,402.10.
According to Air Force records, here’s the breakdown:
  • Flights for Obama’s 2014 Labor Day weekend fundraising trips to Westchester, NY, and Providence, RI, cost taxpayers $527,192.50
  • The flight for Obama’s trip to Milwaukee, WI, to speak at “Laborfest 2014” cost taxpayers $653,718.70
  • And… Transportation for Obama’s round-trip flight from D.C. to Westchester to attend White House chef Sam Kass’ and MSNBC host Alex Wagner’s wedding, which cost taxpayers $358,490.90

Robert Graham AZGOP Chairman Goes Rogue!

Original Posted by Arizona Freedom Alliance on November 22, 2014
If you are a precinct committeeman, you will be attending your Reorganization meetings the next couple of weeks (some of you have already been to yours) and you may be wondering why AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham sent out a message to ALL Legislative District Republican Committee Chairmen that they needed to keep these meetings open to meet the Open Meetings law.  WHAT???

Most Chairs are pretty astute and they asked the same question: What are you talking about???

Legislative Districts are NOT government agencies that come under open meetings laws.  They are private "clubs" that meet in private locations that they pay for.  No public monies are used to run these districts.  Legislative District Committees are not even connected to the State Party or the State Party Chairman.  They come under the respective County parties around the state.  So this message about having to come under open meetings laws was a clear irrelevant message.

Some districts complied completely.  Some closed their doors to all except those who were supposed to be there - precinct committeemen duly elected, officials required for the exercise of the election of officers and state committeemen and those PCs who needed assistance for some valid reason.  Period!  And some districts let in a few extra folks to avoid a conflict with.... who?  Who would really care who is at these meetings outside of the PCs involved?

Senator John McCain.  If you are a chairman of a district and you fell for the "open meetings law" lie, you have been scammed.  Senator McCain issued this mandate to Chairman Graham who willingly, and erroneously, complied.  Why?  The "good" Senator is holding a grudge over the censure by Precinct Committeemen and State Committeemen across the state last January.  Why was McCain censured in the first place?  For a perfectly good reason.  McCain has long since forgotten his place.  He works for US, the voters and CITIZENS of Arizona.  NOT the illegal residents here.  NOT the leadership in Washington, DC.  NOT special interests and foreign dignitaries.  US!

McCain, through paid surrogates in Arizona, spent about $250,000 through his PAC registered in Virginia to unseat conservative Precinct Committeemen across the state with some success.  The force of the message from Chairman Graham, sent, no doubt, at the behest and pressure of Senator McCain, was to allow McCain surrogates to crash district meetings to try to prevent conservatives from getting elected to State Committeeman status.

Team members from AFA have personally witnessed this.  A little guy from McCain's Twerp Brigade and a nasty PC being paid, we've been told, $10,000 per month, are going to those districts that are conservative or mostly conservative to intimidate district officials.  BEWARE:  they are taking proxies away from credentials committees and rifiling through them to see who carried which proxies, going through sign in sheets to find out the names of those in attendance, making claims and demands that certain proxies are illegal when they are not, doing anything they can to subvert the normal process.

DON'T BE FOOLED!!  They have no rights at your meeting.  Don't let them in!!! They are working against anyone perceived to be a conservative.  McCain will run for the Senate again and he needs to keep Graham in place to facilitate his desires.  That is why the intimidation of conservatives leaders at the district level.

These district meetings DO NOT COME UNDER OPEN MEETINGS LAWS! Source East Valley News Net

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Arizona Supporters Stacking The Deck For Senator McCain

by Barbara
What is allegedly happening in Arizona politics at the grassroots level started with the election of (precinct committeemen) in the primary election. It's reminiscent of a political strategy described by Niccolò Machivelli  in his 1513 work, "The Prince," regarding methods of obtaining and maintaining power." 

A group of McCain followers has formed Arizona Grassroots Action PAC. It is Listed at the FEC  as a firm out of Alexandria Virginia. This PAC appears to have been formed to pay supporters in the endeavor to stack the Legislative Districts Precinct Committeemen by replacing those they consider involved in the censure of Senator John McCain. Donors HERE. Companies who got paid HERE. A source called me and filled me in on what is supposedly laid at the feet of Senator McCain in retaliation for the censure of him by the Maricopa County Republican Committee.

According to Politico Pro two longtime advisers to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at the end of February, veteran operatives Jon Seaton and Christian Ferry formed “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC.” Seaton was a regional campaign manager for McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and Ferry was deputy campaign manager. Jon Seaton Meridian Political Consulting Team --Christian Ferry The Trailblazer Group
They started the process by "Arizona Grassroots Action PAC  sending out slates of precinct committeemen to vote for in the primary election.

The next step was to take over the vote for state committeemen in each legislative district. An operative from in the legislative district during the organizational meeting for elected officers and state committeeman, from the floor nominates the precinct committeeman chosen by the PAC to be a state committeeman.

The only perceived litmus test is the PC is favorable to Senator McCain, the PC nominated from the floor to become a state committeeman may have never attended a legislative district meeting, only to be a PC and chosen by the PAC.

In January 2015 the AZGOP will meet with officers to be elected for State GOP Chairman and Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman to be elected by the State Committeemen.

So far we don’t know who will be running for each Chairman’s position. Will the PAC’S chosen one follow suit and be nominated from the floor or have they already been chosen?
Please open all the links to get company names. Has this happened in your Legislative District, it did in mine.
Source: Official PAC Name:
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
Treasurer: LISA LISKER 
FEC Committee ID: C00558445
(Look up actual documents filed at the FEC)

This Day In History 51 Years Ago President John F Kennedy Was Killed BY A Sniper in Dallas Texas

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. The suspected gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.

NOVEMBER 22,1963 this day in History I saw John F. Kennedy assassinated..

John Fitzgerald "JackKennedy  (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. 
I saw President John F. Kennedy assassinated on this day in 1963. I worked on the fifth floor in the building east of the Texas Book Depository where supposedly the shot was fired from. Myself and my office staff was lined up at the window with an unobstructed view of the parade.

We heard the shot, it sounded like a car backfiring and then Jackie started trying to climb out the back of the car. She was wearing a bright pink pillbox hat and suit and from our vantage point we could see all of the confusion with the secret service trying to push her down and the car speeding away. Jackie was doing her best to climb out of the car over the trunk.
I didn't know anything to speak of about politics. I was a cynic about the process of politics, having been involved in a campaign for Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. That's a story for another day.
My unvarnished reaction:
I turned away from the window and headed back to my office with all the staff yelling the President has been shot. My comment was, these people will do anything to get elected. Even fake a shooting.
I wasn't devastated at the news, at the time I wasn't too concerned with politics. 
The person I was dating who later became my husband had been invited to the big whohah party for President Kennedy and Governor Connelly. When the announcement came that the President was dead my first thought wasn't about how it would affect a nation. It was I would not be going to a party and wouldn't get to wear a new black ribbon knit dress with the matching coat trimmed in black mink. I had my hair in a French twist and thought I was going to be the hottie of the evening.
As the weekend progressed and every television station counted and recounted the event, it began to sink in on how the nation and the direction of domestic and foreign policy would be effected. Like many others I stayed glued to the news and watched every aspect of the assassination, the swearing in of President Lyndon Johnson and the funeral.
The city was like the Twilight Zone, no cars on the streets, stores and restaurants empty. It was this way for the entire week-end.
When my 20 year old grandson Gavin was about 9-10 I took him to the Texas Book Depository which is now a museum and was explaining to him how his Nana had actually seen the assassination of President Kennedy. He said President Kennedy is the only President that was assassinated wasn't he? I said no President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth when he was at the theater..He asked me Did you see that one to? No that was one way before my time..He still hasn't lived that comment down.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Arizona LD24 Elects Secretary of State Ken Bennett As Chairman

Talk about a coup LD24 has elected a powerhouse lineup as their executive officers.
    Newly LD 24 Officers -  Elected  Nov. 20     
        Chairman                          Ken Bennett
   1st Vice Chair                   Joseph Abate
      2nd Vice Chair                 George Cuprak
     Treasurer                           David Ludwig
     Cor Secretary                    Carole Joyce
      Recording Secretary      Wendy Anderton
     They also elected 42 State Committeeman

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tom Morrissey Former AZ GOP Chair: Candidiate For Maricopa County Republicans Chairman

Great news just received Tom Morrissey's press release the former AZ GOP Chairman has thrown his hat in the ring as a candidate for Maricopa County Republicans Chairman.
is announcing that he is running for MCRC Chairman in the upcoming election.  “I am running ‘for’ this position and not ‘against’ anyone in our Party, but rather against progressive liberalism.  By now it certainly seems that we have heard enough about the damage done to our great nation by those who are sworn to protect it.  The reason they are in the position to do that damage is because many of us in the ‘loyal opposition’ have not done enough to defeat them.  Yes, they own our universities, newspapers and Hollywood, but they do not own us. It is time that we stand on our principles and make certain that what happened on November 4th 2014 is just the beginning of returning to a nation governed under the US Constitution.  It is paramount that we who make up this party make certain that those whom we have elected keep their promise and stay the course.  I want to be a part of making sure that happens.  I have risen to the highest office in every organization and group in which I have been a member, including the US Marshals Service and the AZ GOP because I know how to lead and I keep my word. I have been told that I am fair and objective without compromising my conservative values. I humbly ask that you vote for me as Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.”   

Meet The Man Who Uncovered Videos of Jonathan Gruber On Healthcare Calling Americans Stupid

Meet the Man Who Found the Jonathan Gruber Videos

Jonathan Gruber, once heralded by President Obama and Democrats for his work on Obamacare, in two short weeks has become a lightning rod for criticism and outrage. And the discovery of the videos that have taken over the debate on Obamacare can be traced back to one man who took a financial hit from the Affordable Care Act: a Philadelphia investment adviser who doggedly tried to capture reporters’ attention with his find, at first to no avail. Here’s Howard Kurtz’s take for  “Special Report” on Fox News.
Related: The Millions of Dollars Jonathan Gruber Got From You, in One Chart