Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's Official! DR Eric Meyer Candidate for Arizona State Senate LD28

Donald Trump Rally in Las Vegas Nevada 10/8/15 VIDEO

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Treasure Island casino hotel.Donald Trump Las Vegas speech with introduction by Phil Ruffin. GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump gave a speech today in front of thousands of supporters in Las Vegas, NV.

FULL Speech: Donald Trump EXPLOSIVE Rally in Las Vegas, NV (10-8-15)

Gun Free Zones Are Death Traps

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by Michael Connelly
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, CO. theater, Newtown, Connecticut, Charleston, SC, Chattanooga, TN, the Lafayette, LA theater and now Roseburg, OR. All sites of mass shootings in the United States during the last eight years, and all occurred in so-called gun free zones. Universities, schools, malls, churches, theaters, military recruiting centers and bases are mostly gun free zones either designated as such by the federal, state or local governments, or the institutions themselves.
          They are in fact death traps where virtual targets are painted on the backs of the students, shoppers, movie goers, church attendees, and even military personnel. If you are a terrorist, or just a nut case looking to make a name for yourself, your plan is to go somewhere and kill as many people as possible before the police arrive and can shoot back. That is the way all of these mass shootings have worked. They are usually carefully planned in advance and gun free zones are chosen because no civilians in the zones will have firearms. It is like shooting fish in a barrel.
          The massacre at Umpqua College in Oregon not technically in a gun free zone since concealed carry was allowed, but the only person on the campus who had a firearm was a U.S. Army veteran who tried to leave the campus veteran center and intervene when the first shots were being fired. However, he was blocked from doing so by campus officials. This is a prime example of the gun free zone mentality on the campus and was confirmed by the fact that the only security guard on the campus was not allowed to be armed.
          The shooting has caused the usual leftist knee jerk reactions with Obama demanding gun control and Hilary coming out with a draconian plan that would include allowing victims of firearm violence to sue gun manufacturers. It is designed to force manufacturers out of business and disarm honest Americans through the back door. Apparently, the only criteria for successful suits would be that someone was killed by a firearm manufactured by a certain firm. Imagine that, a gun manufacturer could be force to pay damages to the family of a violent Chicago gang member who was shot by a rival gang member.
          Of course, none of the proposals from the left mention gun free zones. They stick to the false narrative that gun free zones will ultimately keep students and others safe from people like the Oregon shooter. When they are proven wrong they blame the guns, law abiding gun owners, and the NRA. They will also ignore the facts and come up with far-fetched narratives that are designed to support their agenda. For example, the Everytown for Gun Safety group, an anti-Second Amendment organization released a study that declared that only 14% of mass shootings in the U.S. occurred in gun free zones. The other 86% they claim occurred in non-gun free zones.
          They define mass shootings as an incident where at least four people are injured. Yet, they include shootings in private homes since they do not consider them gun free zones. How does that work in a home invasion situation when armed intruders enter a home where the homeowner does not own a gun and cannot defend a family that is shot down by the intruders? The group also includes cities like Chicago where private firearm ownership in severely curtailed, but criminals are heavily armed. However, since the police carry weapons the city is not classified as a gun free zone.
          The same criteria was probably applied to the shootings in Chattanooga, TN. Even though the recruiting center and reserve center were gun free zones this group would have claimed they were not since the police in the city were armed.                    This is the type of twisted thought that the left repeatedly uses to push for gun confiscation and the banning of gun ownership by honest American citizens.
          When the same data was reviewed by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) it determined that 92 % of the mass shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 did in fact occur in gun free zones. The main stream media widely praised the badly flawed Everytown study despite the fact that it was basically a lie. That is what Obama and the left will do; lie to justify the destruction of the Constitution of the United States. We have to do everything we can to stop that from happening.
Michael Connelly

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Daily Schedule - 10/9/15

Leader's Daily Schedule
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9THOn Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes: TBD
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 702 - To Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Justin Amash Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Delaney / Curbelo / Gibson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Jared Huffman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Brenda Lawrence Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Reps. Messer / Lowenthal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Luke Messer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Henry Cuellar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. John Garamendi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate) 
Special Order Speeches

Did you see the Op-Ed? in the Arizona Republic


Monday, the Arizona Republic published an opinion piece by House Democratic Leader Meyer and Senate Leader Hobbs asking Republicans how they can oppose such a straightforward education funding plan. Read it here.
The Democratic Caucus plan:
  • Supports a long-term investment and the foundation for Arizona’s future economic success
  • Provides nearly $4 billion for public education during the first 10 years and protects funding levels after that
  • Does not rob future generations by harming the principal of the state land trust fund
  • Does not raise taxes and can be implemented immediately
Read more about the plan here. It uses surplus revenues, is based on non-partisan projections from JLBC and will still leave funds for other priorities as well, including higher education and child safety.
We need to settle this lawsuit, respect the will of voters, and restore the inflation money owed to our schools. We have the money, let’s get it where it’s needed.

Lela Alston
American Freedom by Barbara Has NOT received any compensation to post this information, it is a courtesy post

Media Worried About Trump's Tone

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of Race for House Speaker

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Washington (CNN)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, in a shocking move that reflected his inability to gather the support of the Republican caucus.The move comes as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select their nominee for speaker and came without any warning. Boehner has postponed the vote.

Illegal Drugs Pour Across Border

10/07/2015 06:49 PM EDT
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized almost 37 pounds of crystal meth Tuesday, worth an estimated $331,560, hidden in the spare tire of a vehicle attempting to enter the United States through Arizona...
10/07/2015 07:34 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents made two significant seizures during the weekend…2,765 pounds of marijuana worth almost $1.4 million. On Oct. 3, agents seized 1,377 pounds of marijuana just north of the international boundary near...
10/07/2015 07:57 AM EDT
LOS INDIOS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana Monday. The seizure occurred when Border Patrol agents assigned to the Harlingen Station noticed a black Chevrolet...
10/07/2015 07:52 AM EDT
WESLACO, Texas –A joint operation between agents from Air and Marine Operations and Border Patrol from the Rio Grande Valley led to the confiscation more than 685 pounds of marijuana and the seizure of an SUV Friday. The seizure occurred when an SUV...
10/07/2015 05:55 PM EDT
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge seized a significant amount of methamphetamine valued at more than $1.3 million in one enforcement action. “Our frontline CBP officers...
10/07/2015 04:26 PM EDT
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge prevented 24 pounds of alleged cocaine from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man in...
10/07/2015 03:57 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry Monday arrested a man after they discovered 1,374 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the moving truck he was driving. On Oct. 5, at about 3 p.m...
10/07/2015 08:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry Tuesday discovered almost 4,600 pounds of marijuana hidden inside of drawers within a shipment of furniture. “CBP officers in San Diego produce...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Daily Schedule - 10/8/15

Leader's Daily Schedule
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8THOn Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 538 - Native American Energy Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee) 
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Don Young Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Amendment (10 minutes of debate) 
Special Order Speeches

Donald Trump Make America Great Again Rally Waterloo Iowa 10/072015 video

Full Speech: Donald Trump Make America Great Again Rally Waterloo Iowa 10/072015

Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would be better today if Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq were still in power, responded, "It's not even a contest." He related the situations in both of those countries with what is currently happening in Syria and seemed to endorse a stronger President Bashar Assad, even while admitting that he is "probably a bad guy." "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there — it's a mess — if you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there — it's a mess — it's [Syria] going to be same thing," the real estate mogul said.
Image: Donald Trump interviewed by Chuck Todd
Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would be better today if Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq were still in power, responded, “It’s not even a contest.” Meet The Press This is a sentiment that Trump took with him on Saturday to a rally in Franklin, Tennessee where he recalled our strategy with arming rebels during the days of Qaddafi's reign. Trump told about 1,500 in an event hall: "Then the rebels killed our ambassador in the worst way, what happened to him. And three other people, and many other people by the way. Okay? Remember that." In regards to Iraq, Trump echoed a familiar line from his campaign: "Don't forget, ISIS came out of Iraq," Trump recalled, calling the terror organization "the leftovers that didn't get taken care of." He also told the Franklin audience that during the time of Saddam Hussein's "vicious" rule in Iraq "there were no terrorists in Iraq." "You know what he used to do to terrorists?" Trump polled the crowd. "A one day trial and shoot him…and the one day trial usually lasted five minutes, right? There was no terrorism then."
And in light of recent bombing campaigns by Russian forces in Syria, Trump says that he likes "that Putin is bombin' the hell out of ISIS" not because he trusts him, but because he realizes that Putin "doesn't want ISIS coming into Russia." Trump still predicts that Putin will "get bogged down there" much like many other nations who have interceded in Middle Eastern affairs. "Everybody that's gone to the Middle East has had nothing but problems."

Related: Donald Trump Defends Gun Rights in Wake of Oregon College Shooting

But should Trump's policy positions earn him anything but favorability in the polls, he seemed comfortable telling Chuck Todd that he'd be just as happy back in his business. "I'm not a masochist...If I were doing poorly, if I saw myself going down, if you would stop calling me because you no longer have any interest in Trump because 'he has no chance,' I'd go back to my business." Trump said that when he looks at the state of the Republican field at large there are some hopefuls who "should not be running any longer" because "they're not gonna make it."

"If I felt I was in that position, I'd get out," he told NBC News. "But in all fairness, I think I'm in the exact opposite position right now." NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polling has Trump at the top of the latest polls out of Iowa and New Hampshire.