Sunday, October 19, 2014

Doug Ducey AZ Governor Candidate Research Report Read Before You Vote

Everything you need to know except Doug Ducey  was born Douglas A Roscoe and family tree includes Toledo crime family and is not the all American mid-west working family. Biological father was a policeman, mother divorced him and remarried when Doug was 11 years old. Special Report October 14,2014

Your Invitation to A Doggie Howl-O-Ween - October 26th

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Doug Ducey Ignores Court Order to Fund Cave Creek School District

WASHINGTON Arizona schools were ranked in the bottom 10 states in a national report Thursday that gave the state a below–average grade in student achievement, teacher requirements and state spending, among other areas.Arizona finished 44th in the annual report that measures state education policies and programs – a slight drop from its standing in last year’s report.
Education -- after 30 years of Republican control, no state spends less on students and we remain at the bottom of national education rankings. While Democrats pushed to restore K-12 education funding, Republicans argued to put guns in schools.
The state Legislature is fighting a court order that it must restore about $1.5 billion in school funding over the coming four years because lawmakers during the recession illegally cut mandatory increases in funding tied to inflation. A judge is considering where another $1.2 billion in back payments are owed. Ducey is supporting the appeal

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Doug Ducey AZ Governor Candidate Wrong Record on Women's Issues

DOUG DUCEY Response to women's issue's from salaries to pro choice

Tea Party Republican Doug Ducey, who has been endorsed by Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy, does not support marriage equality. Ducey has even expressed support for amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. [Center for Arizona Policy Candidate Survey, 2010] But what would he do as Governor?

1. Doug Ducey does not support a woman's right choose, even in tragic cases of rape or incest. [Phoenix New Times, 9/30/14, Center for Arizona Policy Candidate Survey, 20102014]

2. Doug Ducey believes that employers should be able to deny insurance coverage of birth control to women, even though insurance companies cover drugs for men such as Viagra. [Ducey campaign Twitter account, 6/30/14]

3. Doug Ducey said that the only thing that qualified his primary opponent Christine Jones to run for Governor was "her wallet." Jones responded by referring to Ducey as "a condescending, misogynistic jerk." [Arizona Capitol Times, 8/5/14]

4. Doug Ducey proudly accepts the support of the rightwing Concerned Women of America, a group that is against equal pay for equal work, including opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act. [Ducey campaign website "Supporters" page, accessed 8/8/14, Concerned Women for America, 5/4/12] History of Cold Stone Creamery

5. Doug Ducey does not support an increase in the minimum wage, even though 67% of minimum wage earners are women. [National Women's Law Center, 10/1/2014]"
Doug Ducey should let Arizona know whether or not he supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, so women can be paid the same as men for doing the same job," said Barbara Lubin, communications director of the Arizona Democratic Party. "Unfortunately, on issue after issue, Ducey sides with Cathi Herrod and Sarah Palin against women's rights, including the right to be paid equally and the right to make our decisions about pregnancy without interference from government or our employers." Source

Related Center for Arizona Poicy Survey Arizona Voter Guide

Same Sex Couples Wed in Arizona

Arizona Republic front page

Friday, October 17, 2014

AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham Goes Off Gabby Saucedo Mercer

Robert Graham vs CD3 Congressional Candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer 

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer has been left off the list of  high dollar fundraising event with Speaker John Boehner ‘Young Guns’Gopyoungguns.Com/ and it seems In trying to find out why Saucedo-Mercer was excluded, it surfaced that NRCC requires that inductees have $150,000 -- $150,000 that grassroots candidate Saucedo-Mercer didn’t have at the time -- to be accepted into the exclusive establishment group. See prior story for other details (10-10-14 mcrc briefs)   Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  No help from AZGOP--in raising funds
  Ted MercerIt is indeed sad that Robert Graham has found it necessary to try to defend his actions in such a public forum and in such a misleading way. This is just another example of Graham and the AZ State GOP undermining another one of its own. Graham has demonstrated an amazing degree of immaturity and petulance in his response and I understand that he has pursued it further with personal telephone calls to LD members, Tea Party leaders and others. His behavior in this matter cannot go unanswered by me.
Let me describe what I believe triggered Graham's ridiculous diatribe. In early June, Gabby attended a luncheon in Tucson organized by the Pima County Republican Club. The featured speaker was Jim Click and he stood right in front of Gabby and announced to the group of about 60+ in attendance that, "We are not supporting your candidacy because you can't win". Interestingly, in April of 2013 Click had donated $2,500 to her campaign. This is background for what happened next. On Sept. 5th Gabby was invited to Graham's office where he told her that, "he had spoken with Click and that he was now going to help her". This was done in his office in the presence of another person. Gabby called Click but the number she had been given was no longer valid so she went back to Graham and he provided another number. Gabby called that number and was met on the phone by Click's gatekeeper who told her that "Mr. Click does not accept political solicitations over the phone, so please contact him by email."  Gabby then sent Jim Click an email and received an email response, which said that, "Mr. Graham was mistaken." Somewhere in this exchange the truth went missing.
Gabby then forwarded the email and Click's response to some of her campaign team expressing her frustration. One of her team members, in a desperate attempt to help Gabby raise funds, sent out the email exchange with Click's name redacted. The message was "Take a look at what Gabby faces when she tries to raise money". Many of Gabby's grassroots supporters started asking Graham why the AZGOP was not helping Gabby and he began to feel the heat.  It is important to note that any contribution by any donor, including Click, to any campaign becomes a public record on the Federal Election Commission website. The fact that the email went out is what triggered Graham to go ballistic, presumably because he is up for re-election as State GOP Chairman and doesn't want any culpability out there to tarnish his reputation or his chances for re-election.
The next thing that happened was that Gabby received a very nasty phone call from Robert Graham. I was in the room at the time and could hear him yelling at my wife from clear across the room. Some of what I heard him say was "You have just committed political suicide", "You will never be able to raise any money now", "You will never be able to run for any office again", "People are calling me and they are very upset about what you have done", "Do you realize that people will not donate to you if you are going to disclose their names", "People used to think you were a good candidate, now they think you are totally out of control".  There was much more but it came so fast and furious that she couldn't get a word in edge-wise.  When he hung up I asked Gabby, "Why is he yelling at you for something he himself did?"  She of course had no answer for that, nor do I.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Arizona Politics-Doug Ducey's Crime Family Background Confirmed

Arizona Candidate for Governor is he Doug Ducey or Doug Roscoe legally? Questions and more questions?

It's true you can't choose your family however ther are more unaswered questions:
1. When did his mother divorce Roscoe2. When she married Michael Ducey- Doug was 11 years old
3. Did Ducey adopt Doug when/adoption papers-If not adopted why is he using Ducey name
4. If so why is Roscoe still in picture
5. Was the father Roscoe on stage election night or Ducey
6. If Ducey is adopted why does Doug say my father was a policeman
7. Why doesn't he mention step father Ducey
8. He mentions his mother's 3rd husband Burk in article
9. A copy of his report cards
10. Who paid for StJohn school Roscoe or Ducey
11. Did they live with grandparents between mothers marriages
12. Articles say mother was stay at home Mom--Where did living expenses come from
Doug Ducey's Flack Confirms Organized Crime Story 
Via New Times
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey's spokeswoman, Melissa DeLaney, declined to comment Tuesday when I contacted her regarding this week's cover story on Ducey's hailing from an infamous Toledo organized crime family.
But Wednesday, she gave a statement to the Arizona Republic's Laurie Roberts, and I'm glad she did, because she essentially confirmed the information in the article, written by myself and Lance Williams of The Center for Investigative Reporting.
Check it out:
In the United States of America and in the State of Arizona, people know you and judge you based on your life, the way you have lived it and your accomplishments, not on the actions of relatives from previous generations. The New Times correctly reported that the information about past family members does not touch Doug Ducey's life or career. This has been a tough campaign where both candidates have had their careers vetted, which is entirely appropriate when seeking a very high office. Doug trusts the voters of Arizona to make decisions based on the life he has led and his vision to create greater opportunities as the next governor.
Gee, Melissa, did it take you a whole day to write that?
For her part, Roberts tut-tuts New Times over the story, calling it "a bit of a yawner."
Hmm, an "all American" governor-wannabe with family members in organized crime?
You're so right, Laurie. Bor-ring.
But Roberts is intrigued enough to at least put forward one query.
"I asked DeLaney whether Ducey got any of his [Cold Stone Creamery] start-up funds from any of the four relatives mentioned in the article or as a result of criminal activity," she writes.
"[DeLaney's] answer: `No, absolutely not.'"
Well, that settles that.
I mean, it's not like Ducey's ever misled anyone about the details of his family tree.
He told us his dad was a cop. (True.) That he's the product of solid Midwestern values. (Debatable.) That his maternal grandparents taught him the importance of family. (Hilarious.)
He just omitted an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie bit of information.
After all, he just wants to be chief executive of the state. Read Rest of Story HERE also read the comments. Thanks

Governor Mitt Romney Will Be In Mesa AZ At A Fundraiser For AZ Candidate For Governor

Also at the bash will be the elusive Don Sutherland founder of Cold Stone Creamery who has avoided the press in answering questions on CSC sealed arbitration
Gov Mitt Romney Will Be Featured At A Reception For Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey Thursday Oct 23 at the Home of Darcey and Karl Huish, Highgrove Estates, 4122 East McLellan Road, #15, Mesa, AZ  85205.  VIP Reception with Photo opportunity 5:45 p.m. $1500.  General Reception 6:15 p.m. $250 per person.  Casual Business Attire, RSVP by Tues, Oct 21 to  Tammy Wold Tammy@lovasco.com or Emily PithaEmily@lovasco.com   
Host Committee as of October 13:
Peggy & Fred Ash, Anne Hamilton Bark & Richard Bark, Lisa & Hon. Stan Barnes, Nichole &Hon. Denny Barney, Hon. Ken Bennett, Lori & Jeff Blandford, Alexandra & Joseph Chaplik, Doug Cole, Julie & Dave Colton, Beth & Chad Coons, Chuck Coughlin, Nan & Webb Crockett, Cheryl & Hon. Jeff Flake, Susan and Paul Gilbert, Dawn & Hon. John Giles, Karen & Richard Gulbrandsen, Erin & Scott Harkey, Diana & Dr. Karl Hiatt, Darcey & Karl Huish, Sally & Luke Narducci, Verna & John Perkinson, Jordan & Jason Rose, Nancy & Hon. Matt Salmon, Heather & Dr. Paul Sandstrom, Karen & Ryan Sandstrom, Hon. Scott Smith, Susan and Donald Sutherland, Wendi & Maury Tanner, Adam & Michelle Tuton, James D. Tuton, Holly & Jeff Whiteman, Christi & Hon. Bob Worsley.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AZ Senator Jeff Flake's Son Austin Charged With 21 Counts of Cruelty To Animals Video

Finally, some justice for Green Acre dogs  by Laurie Roberts AZ Central
WATCH VIDEO
A Maricopa County grand jury today indicted four people, including the son of the U.S. senator, on dozens of felony and misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. This, stemming from the June tragedy at the Green Acre Dog Boarding facility in Gilbert. Todd and Maleisa Hughes stand accused of 22 felonies and seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and one felony count of fraud. Their daughter-in-law Logan and her husband, Austin Flake are charged are each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Twenty one dogs died that day and four others were injured in what amounted to a doggie death camp. The animals were crammed into a laundry room no bigger than 9 feet by 12 feet and left to die.

David Koch's Libertarian Platform and The GOP

Let’s take a look at the 1980 Libertarian Party platform
Since 1980, the Republican Party has moved closer to the Koch family’s views on government regulation. Its rising members now court the Kochs and like-minded donors at twice-yearly “seminars” that the brothers organize. In 2012, David Koch was a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
“I think the Republican Party has a great chance of being successful and that’s why I support it,” Mr. Koch told reporters at an American Prosperity reception in Tampa, Fla., that year. “The Libertarian Party is a great concept. I love the ideals, but it got too far off the deep end, and so I dropped out.”
Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:
  • “We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”
  • “We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”
  • “We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”
  • “We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”
  • “We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”
  • “We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence.  Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”
  • “We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”
  • “We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”
  • “As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”
  • “We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”
  • “We advocate the complete separation of education and State.  Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”
  • “We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”
  • “We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”
  • “We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.”
  • “We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”
  • “We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”
  • “We demand the return of America's railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”
  • “We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called "self-protection" equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”
  • “We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”
  • “We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”
  • “We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”
  • “We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”
  • “We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”
  • “We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”
  • “We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
  • “We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”
In other words, the agenda of the Koch brothers is not only to defund Obamacare.  The agenda of the Koch brothers is to repeal every major piece of legislation that has been signed into law over the past 80 years that has protected the middle class, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the most vulnerable in this country.
It is clear that the Koch brothers and other right wing billionaires are calling the shots and are pulling the strings of the Republican Party.