Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Arizona Legislature does not represent your priorities

Worse, the Republican leaders are moving their extreme agenda forward through backroom deals and last-minute calendar changes that leave little or no opportunity for public input.

Do these bills, all under consideration this week, represent you?

  • Allowing guns in public places
  • Making it a felony to pick-up early ballots
  • Forcing doctors to give bad medical advice to women and making it a crime when they don't
  • Weakening penalties for cruelty to farm animals, including horses
  • Eliminating Arizona's College and Career Ready standards
You know about the terrible budget that cuts education, reduces services to needy families and penalizes Medicaid providers, while funding corporate tax cuts and private prisons. Now, in the name of states' rights, Republicans are fighting federal regulations that protect the Grand Canyon and provide standards for clean air and water, at the same time they're dictating what our cities, towns and counties can and cannot do in Arizona.

I am fighting against this extremism, but I need your help. Financial support is critical now. Donate here.

With two or three more votes, we could defeat these bad bills. With 6 more seats in the House or 2 seats in the Senate, we can stop the Republican agenda and get back to our priorities: funding education, providing equal opportunities and creating quality jobs.

We have a plan to do just that. Democratic leadership from the State House and State Senate have joined together to organize a campaign effort run by members, for members to build Arizona's future.

We have two goals:

  • Elect Democrats to the Arizona State House and State Senate
  • Gain Democratic majorities in both the Arizona House and Senate
You have helped in the past and we need your help now. We are recruiting candidates for 2016 and we are committed to giving them the support they need to win. Money matters. Donate now. Help me defeat the Republicans' extreme agenda. Every dollar will go to our program to elect Democrats.

Our kids and our state's future depend on your help. Donate here now.

Thank you!

Dr. Eric Meyer
House Minority Leader 

Drug Smuggling Stopped at Border of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico

03/27/2015 06:10 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Thursday after finding more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis. Officers selected Jesus Garcia-Mendez, 23, for further inspection of...
03/26/2015 01:59 PM EDT
EL PASO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry made three marijuana seizures Wednesday. CBP officers confiscated 185 pounds of the drug in the trio of busts...
03/27/2015 01:43 PM EDT
EL PASO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry made a 12.7 pound cocaine seizure Thursday morning. The estimated street value of the seized...
03/27/2015 01:35 PM EDT
SANTA TERESA, NM -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 90 pounds of marijuana Thursday. The drugs have an estimated street value of $72,000. Power tools are used to...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Report-Drug Enforcement Agency-Prostitutes and Sex Parties Money Provided by Drug Cartel

According to a new Department of Justice inspector general report, Drug Enforcement Agency officials held “sex parties” with prostitutes in Colombia who were hired by drug cartels.
Agents received “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties” from Colombian police officers, the report says. The “loud” parties took place in “government-leased quarters” from August 2005 to December 2008. According to the report, the agents “should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds.”

In addition, the report says, the foreign officers “further alleged that in addition to soliciting prostitutes, three DEA SSAs in particular were provided money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members.”

Texas Interstate 35 Bridge Falls Down North of Austin

Texas Bus Crash

A bridge collapsed on Interstate 35 in Salado, Texas on Thursday and there were no immediate reports available on damage or injuries, the Bell County Sheriff's office said.
The bridge is located about 50 miles north of Austin on the highway that is a major north-south thoroughfare running from Texas to the Canadian border.
Traffic has been stopped in both directions on the highway and emergency crews were headed the scene, the sheriff's office said.
The crash appears to have been caused by a truck that struck a beam on an overpass that was under construction, the Austin American-Statesman reported a highway patrol official as saying.

Images from the scene that have appeared on Twitter show the truck sitting beneath a collapsed structure. Authorities also reported that one person is dead and several others were injured. Source

OUT OF THE GAME! Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Won't Seek Re-election

“I have had time to ponder and to think. We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that I’m not going to run for re-election.”Repbulicans shed no tears on the retirement of their long-time adversary. The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued this statement, according to The Weekly Standard

These bruises I have on my face, on my eye, are an inconvenience, but trust me they’re nothing compared to some of the bruises I got when I was fighting in the ring. When I was a boy, I dreamed of being an athlete. I listened to those games on the radio, baseball games, and I envisioned me as a man out in center field at Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park in Boston. But the joy I’ve gotten with the work that I’ve done for the people of the state of Nevada has been just as fulfilling as if I had played center field at Yankee Stadium.
The job of minority leader of the United States Senate is just as important as being the majority leader. It gives you so much opportunity to do good things for this country. And that’s what I am focused on.
But this accident has caused us for the first time to have a little down time. I have had time to ponder and to think. We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than us. And as a result of that I’m not going to run for re-election.
My friend, Senator McConnell, don’t be too elated. I am going to be here for twenty-two months, and you know what I’m going to be doing? The same thing I’ve done since I first came to the Senate.
We have to make sure that the Democrats take control of the Senate again. And I feel it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources on me when I could be devoting those resources to the caucus, and that’s what I intend to do.
The decision that I’ve made has absolutely nothing to do with my injury, it has nothing to do with my being minority leader and it certainly has nothing to do with my ability to be re-elected because the path to re-election is much easier than probably has been any time that I’ve run for re-election.
I get a little upset sometimes when I hear politicians say that they’re gonna go and spend time with their family after they decide that they’re not gonna be in politics anymore. He’s a wonderful husband and a wonderful father. And so that’s been more important than the other things that he’s done with his life.
Someone with my background, my upbringing, to have the experiences I’ve had is really a miracle and I want the people of the state of Nevada to know that I am so grateful. And I have done my best. I haven’t been perfect, but I’ve really tried my hardest to represent the people of the state of Nevada.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Reason for “The Devil at Our Doorstep”

As I continue to write blogs, appear on radio shows, perform speeches and discuss my book, The Devil at Our Doorstep, I am frequently asked, “Why did you write The Devil at Our Doorstep?” and, “Why do you continue to champion this and spend so much of your time and energy?” The simple answer is, because I love the United States of America. The freedom that it stands for, the values of the republic, and the opportunity created by our Free Enterprise/Capitalistic system. The United States has created more prosperity for all the people of the world than all other civilizations/nations combined in history! I am concerned, however, that this great nation’s future is in peril, and I want to do my part in educating Americans as to what is transpiring so that we can eliminate The Devil at Our Doorstep.
I was once naïve to what was transpiring in this great country. I was focused on taking care of my family and my business, and intent on doing what was legal and what I felt was right. However, when the SEIU raised its ugly head and utilized politicians, clergy members, little kids, misinformation, rhetoric, intimidation and public attacks, endemic to SEIU's "Persuasion of Power," in an attempt to force unionize my employees, I woke up to what is truly transpiring in this great country. I realized that the same rhetoric and tactics utilized by the SEIU extended to the political scene and were being utilized to brainwash naïve and ideological Americans with the intent of ‘fundamentally transforming America,” as espoused by our illustrious President. At times, I have struggled with how to best document the reasons I continue to fight the battle, and work to educate Americans to the true objectives of the Union bosses and their political allies. However, a recent encounter with a young man working as an appliance repairman provided me the opportunity to express my desire to educate Americans before it is too late!
My wife and I hired this young gentleman to repair an appliance in our kitchen. On the day he arrived to replace the faulty part I had the opportunity to engage him in a short conversation before he informed me the part he had brought was not the correct part and that he would have to return the next day with the correct part. During this short conversation, he brought to light two interesting facts. First, that his previous job was with a janitorial company as an Area Manager; second, that his goal was to start his own appliance repair company because he wanted to treat customers and employees the right way. I was instantly intrigued and told him about my business, how I started it, the growth and the eventual attack by the SEIU. Since he had another appointment I kept it short and told him we could discuss it further upon his return the next morning.
The next morning the young man arrived around 9:30am with the correct part. As he began the installation process, he told me that he had been on the website and had watched my speech to the “Heritage Foundation.” He was astounded at the tactics used by the SEIU. He indicated that he shared our values of placing employees and customers at the forefront, and commented that in his short experience, he felt many business owners/entrepreneurs lacked the passion to grow the business and do the right things, which he felt from our conversations was the root of our company's success.
I mentioned to him that I was not concerned about his political bent, but wanted to forewarn him of things in the book with which he may struggle. I mentioned up front that I am traditionally conservative and voted that away most of the time, but primarily for candidates I felt were best for the local, state or federal office. Furthermore, I brought this up because he may or may not find parts of it offensive such as President Obama’s relationship with the SEIU and their collective socialist background as related in my recent blog, Wake-Up and Connect the Dots… Obama Wants Us to Sign a Neutrality Agreement! I did this because, despite the fact he wanted to start his own business, liked what I had to say and respected EMS’s business philosophy, certain comments he made indicated a liberal position. However, I was astonished by his response to my comments.
He looked me square in the eyes and said that in 2008 he was prepared to vote for Barack Obama, because of his rhetoric, his smooth oratory skills and his seeming concern for all Americans. He then told me an incident that transformed his thinking and changed his mind. One evening after work he had dinner at a local pub and spent a long time that evening imbibing with some ladies he met who worked for the Obama campaign. As the evening wore on and the ladies became more loosed lipped they began to expose the real Barack Obama and the fact that despite the skills mentioned above that he truly was not for America, but for himself and that they personally would not be voting for him! Wow! The young man was astounded and woke up to the reality of President Obama’s tactics, and still clearly sees today, that this President does not love America as recently broadcasted by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. It was like I was hit with a lightning bolt as these young ladies employed by the Obama campaign delivered to this young man the same message, which is the reason for The Devil at Our Doorstep and subsequent blogs, I have been attempting to deliver to the American people ever since I was awoken by the SEIU and the rhetoric and tactics they taught to President Obama.
It is apparent that people like the President and organizations like the SEIU understand that there is a large percentage of the population that is naïve and easily misled and their collective efforts are to brainwash these people to their thinking, and to use them in their attempt to ensure The Decline of American Exceptionalism, its free enterprise system, and to replace it with socialism/totalitarianism. All Americans need to wake up now and understand before it is too late that The Problem with Socialism is Socialism! Please take this young man’s story to heart and realize we are war and it is worth the time Identifying The Devil at Our Doorstep who is intent on The Taking of American Freedoms! Wake up America, we are at War! Armageddon is at Hand! Please Wake up!

U.S. Customs Seize Drugs -Disrupts Cocaine Smuggling

03/25/2015 01:54 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 21-year-old Sierra Vista man March 24 for attempting to smuggle 109 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco. Officers selected the subject for further inspection of the...
03/25/2015 12:31 PM EDT
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine agents worked with international partners to disrupt a cocaine smuggling attempt worth more than $140 million on March 12. CBP's Office of Air and Marine employs...
03/25/2015 02:35 PM EDT
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport found a small amount of marijuana Sunday in a bag carried by a U.S. citizen arriving from the...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kevin McCarthyThe Leader's Daily Schedule - 3/26/15

Leader's Daily Schedule
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00-11:00 a.m. Last votes expected 12:00-1:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 2 - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee)
Special Order Speeches
Printable PDF

Senator Ted Cruz Asked Why Should You be President:Response I'll Tell The Truth and Do What I Said I Would Do Video

Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to jump into the 2016 presidential race. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why he wants to be president and his chances to win.
("CBS This Morning)

CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers if he would “take” away the health care of 16 millions of Americans insured under Obamacare if elected president. He seemingly came prepared to field such a question.“Well, you know, those numbers don’t tell the whole picture,” Cruz responded. “For one thing, the bulk of those numbers are coming from expanded Medicaid. And Medicaid is a program where a lot of people who are on Medicaid are not getting health care. Medicaid is a system that is already overburdened and more and more people are just getting waiting lists and not actually getting health care.”
He continued: “Beyond that, remember six million people had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare. You are not doing someone a favor is you cancel the health insurance they like, and then force them to buy new health insurance at higher premiums that covers less.”
The Texas senator also said Obamacare is the “single largest job killer” in the United States.

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