Monday, September 1, 2014

Senator Mike Lee Coming to Scottsdale-Event Coming Up- Save the Date

Today is Labor Day:Time For Labor Day Sales

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy.
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 It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.[1]
In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York.[2] Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882,[3] after witnessing the annual labour festival held in TorontoCanada.[4] Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.[3]
Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.[5] The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent CommunistSyndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers' Day.[6] All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday.

On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

The Devil at Our Doorstep: The Movie?

by devilatourdoorstep
Recently there has been interest in producing a movie about The Devil at Our Doorstep.
The Devil at Our Doorstep is a testimonial to the opportunity provided by American capitalism to all persons -- regardless of their race, sex, age, creed, social class, or ethnicity – to those self-determined persons willing to work hard and persevere. It is also a story of those possessing a socialistic ideology who will prey upon successful American entrepreneurs, and the extent they will go to interfere with the system and compromise this “American Dream!” This includes politicians and labor executives at the highest level, who will use their great resources and clout to implement a” bully market system” of intimidation, threats and misinformation to achieve their goals.
The Devil at Our Doorstep recounts how an average person succeeded in creating a prosperous company providing good jobs through hard work, integrity, common sense, determination and perseverance, only to be maliciously attacked by Big Labor in an attempt to force it to comply with its agenda. The unscrupulous labor leaders utilize “any means necessary” to accomplish their goals through the utilization of bought-and-paid-for politicians, ideological/bribed clergy, intimidated media, innocent children, radical government agencies, employee and customer intimidation, threat of financial ruin and psychological warfare in an attempt to destroy the “American Dream!”
While most major companies in the industry capitulate to the radical demands of big labor, and in the process stripped employees of their American right to a private election to determine if they wished to be represented by a union, this company decided that their only choice was to confront the threat head-on and fight back!
Ultimately, the victory - achieved in spite of the union’s “death by a thousand cuts” tactics - is a victory for all Americans who believe that America is the land of opportunity, providing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The great basketball player Michael Jordan very succinctly summed up the opportunity for success and personal self-determination America provides for all:
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
- Michael Jordan
The Devil at Our Doorstep pulls back the curtains on the corrupt Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) and on big labor’s agenda by utilizing stories from union members, such as “Mariam the Mighty” (still fighting today, see Occupy SEIU), and others to reveal the corruption of big labor’s use of member dues for political purposes and programs to exert control over the American way of life! Policies and programs with which the members vehemently disagree and have set the stage for support of Right-To-Work laws. It exposes the mainstream media’s support and acquiescence to Big Labor due to either philosophical agreement or fear of retaliation against their advertisers and subsequent loss of revenues, as happened with FOX News and Glenn Beck (see Glenn Beck and Republicans). It unveils the training of the current President by the SEIU (see Obama and the SEIU, Sittin’ in a Tree), and the essential support provided by big labor to the President’s socialistic agenda, including Obamacare (see Is Obamacare Redistributing Wealth to Big Labor?).
Testimonials are provided by clergy members, who originally stood with the union, but who finally woke up to the misinformation and intimidation of the SEIU; as well as from brave employees caught in the middle, who surfaced to stem the tide and help challenge the union by exposing the true purpose of the big labor bullies’ attacks. Self-Preservation by the forced unionization of employees for the sole purpose of dues money to revitalize its membership and exert political/governmental control over all Americans! These events, combined with efforts to utilize the SEIU’s own tactics professionally against them, changed the tide of the war and the once aggressive SEIU began to crawl back under its rock.

As the war escalated and moved to the final round in Washington D.C., the constitutional foundations of a true “Republic” surfaced to defeat those who would destroy American Exceptionalism. However, The Devil at Our Doorstep stands firm as a dire warning that the battle in the shadows still continues to this day.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Please Join Us to Honor the 2014 Arizona Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Honorees

Please join us on Tuesday, September 16, to honor Arizona Capitol Times 2014 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Honorees

Arts & Humanities
Jeff Guldner
, Board Chair, Herberger Theater
Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Arizona Public Service Company

Kimber Lanning
, Executive Director, Local First Arizona

Economic Development
Juan Salgado
, Executive Director, Phoenix Industrial Development Authority

Eileen Sigmund
, President & CEO, Arizona Charter Schools Association

Peter W. Culp
, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Vince Perez
, Former Deputy Director of Arizona Department of Revenue

Emily Jenkins
, CEO, Arizona Council of Human Service Providers

Senate President Andy Biggs

Lifetime Achievement
William Franke
, Chairman of the Board, Frontier Airlines

Open Government
Dan Barr
, Partner, Perkins Coie

David Bodney, Litigator, Ballard Spahr LLP

Public Safety
Superior Court Judge James Conlogue
, Cochise County

M.C. Baldwin
, GIS/Rural Addressing Coordinator
Navajo Nation Addressing Authority

Former Congressman Jim Kolbe

Unsung Hero
The Late Senator Chester Crandell

Up & Comer
Kory Langhofer
, Partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Valley Leadership

Social Services
Valle del Sol's Hispanic Leadership Institute

Water & Natural Resources
Pam Pickard
, President, Central Arizona Water Conservation District
(Central Arizona Project) Board of Directors

ANS Scholarship Recipient
Jordan Hibbs
, Psychology/Political Science Major,
Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University

American Freedom by Barbara Has NOT received any monies to post this information,it is a courtesy post.

Friday, August 29, 2014

AZ GOP Robert Graham's Hypocrisy on Political Action Committee's (PACS)

It’s OK for Robert Graham to have had a Political action Committee (super pac)..
Americans for Responsible Leadership, based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Americans for Responsible Leadership  was formed in July 2011 and listed three directors in its filing with the Arizona Corporation Commission: Robert Graham of Phoenix, Steve Nickolas of Scottsdale and Eric Wnuck of Scottsdale.
Phoenix-based media company Riester, is a consultant for both the Prop. 121 campaign and for Arizona’s Proposition 204, an initiative that would create a one-cent-per-dollar sales tax to benefit education. He is no stranger to ARL or its colorful chairman, Robert Graham.
It’s OK for #Doug Ducey to have a Political Action Committee (PAC)
Ducey is chairman of the Arizona Leadership Fund. The PAC was created in mid-2012 and as of the latest report filings has collected more than $92,000 in donations. It has given nearly $35,000 to candidates, the vast majority of it in early 2013 
It’s not OK for Fred Duval to lend his name to a political Action Committee (PAC), while working in President Bill Clinton’s administration
Fred DuVal was a director in Si Se Puede PAC, “My involvement was saying yes to lending my name and nothing after that,” he said.

"Arizona voters especially need to know the full extent of your activities with Si Se Puede PAC, which appears to be nothing more than a personal slush fund for former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson,” said Robert Graham,Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.

Now that Robert Graham has determined that Arizona voters need to know about Fred DuVal, will he make public his involvement in Americans for Responsible Leadership and the lawsuits that followed?
Or Doug Ducey’s Arizona Leadership Fund and the contributions given to Arizona politicans who later endorsed him? be

Robert Graham AZ GOP Chairman Wants To Label Democrat Fred Duval-Lobbyist

AZ GOP nominee #Doug Ducey can’t be labeled a lobbyist, but he certainly has on his policy advisory team three high profile lobbyist.

Former AZ Senator Jon Kyl
Jon Llewellyn Kyl is a former United States Senator from Arizona, where he served as Senate Minority Whip, and the second-highest position in the Republican Senate leadership. He currently works in the lobbying group at the law firm Covington & Burling


Cathi Herrod is a lobbyist and president of Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative, Phoenix-based non-profit organization founded in 1996. 

Former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg, Ducey's top healthcare advisor, called Governor Brewer's expansion of Medicaid a 'Ponzi Scheme' and suggested that we should ‘get rid of Medicaid' and 'should not have a single government-run healthcare program, period.' Government-run healthcare programs that Arizonans rely on today include Medicare, Veterans Administration healthcare, and Medicaid."
Mr. Shadegg consults on matters related to energy, healthcare and healthcare reform, as well as telecommunications.  He also focuses on a variety of issues in state and federal trial and appellate courts, in state legislatures and Congress, and before regulatory agencies.

It’s OK for a Republican to have three policy advisors that are lobbyist, but it’s not OK for Democrat Fred DuVal to have Texan T. Boone Pickens for a client.

It’s OK for Republican #Doug Ducey to tout selling ice franchises as a qualification to be Arizona Governor: but it’s not OK for DuVal to be vice president at Clean Energy Fuels (Nasdaq:CLNE) and is responsible for creating strategic partnerships that help individuals and businesses—specifically large haulers, trucking companies, airport, transit, taxi, refuse and school vehicles—transition to natural gas fuel.

AZ GOP Robert Graham Demands Transparency of Democrat Fred DuVal, But Not #Doug Ducey

Graham expects see through transparency from Democrat candidate Fred Duval, but not demanding it of the Republican nominee. 
Ask Doug Ducey to get permission from those involved in the Kahala vs Cold Stone Creamery arbitration to un-seal the documents Also demand Ducey release all of his financial information, not parts of it. Ask #Doug Ducey about his arrest record.
Robert Graham Arizona GOP Chairman: sent a second letter to the Democrat nominee for governor of Arizona asking for more information about the nominee’s career as a lobbyist. Excerpt:
Yesterday, I sent a letter requesting that you disclose more details about DuVal and Associates and the millions you earned in lobbying fees from large corporations that you never disclosed. Voters also have the right to full disclosure on the Republican candidateas well. Specifically, I think Arizona voters are entitled to know: 
·       Who you worked for, including large corporations, trade associations and non-profit organizations?
·        Robert: Would you provide this information from RG Capital?
·       How long you worked for them?
·        Robert: Would you provide this information
·       What they paid you?
·        Robert: Would you provide this information?
·       What services you provided for them?
·        Robert: Would you provide this information?

An attorney has a fiduciary responsibility to their client and their information is protected by client privilege. The GOP demands are second rate cheap shots and not befitting Arizona politics. be

Wishing ALL A Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day Weekend Starts after work today
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Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
What do people do?
Labor Day is a day of rest or the last chance for many people to go on trips before the summer ends. For students, it is the last chance to organize parties before school starts again. In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events. The football season starts on or around Labor Day and many teams play their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend.
Traditionally, people did not wear white clothes, particularly shoes, after Labor day. However, this custom is slowly dying out. More and more people now wear white all year round, rather than just in the summer. Similarly, it is the custom to wear a straw cowboy hat from Memorial Day until Labor Day, then a felt one until Memorial Day comes around again.
Public life
Labor Day is a federal holiday. All Government offices, schools and organizations and many businesses are closed. Some public celebrations, such as fireworks displays, picnics and barbecues, are organized, but they are usually low key events. For many teams, it is the start of the football season. As it is the last chance for many people to take summer trips, there may be some congestion on highways and at airports. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables.


The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years. One of the reasons for choosing to celebrate this on the first Monday in September was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

Kudos To Linda Valdez, AZ Central columnist For Setting Governor Brewer Straight On Fred DuVal

Fred Duval Election night

Governor Jan Brewer has her facts wrong about Fred DuVal.
She's quoted in this morning's Arizona Daily Star saying: "Fred is a liberal . . . He's been brought up as a liberal."
This is simply not true.
I knew Fred's father. I worked with Merlin K. "Monte" DuVal the last year of his life on his memoir: "A Doctor's Legacy."
Monte DuVal was not a liberal. He worked in the Nixon administration, for crying out loud. He was a Republican most of life before becoming an independent.
As founding dean of the state's first medical school at the University of Arizona, Monte DuVal was among those giants in Arizona's past who saw a future in this desert state and worked hard to accomplish great things. That's what he taught his kids.
He had integrity, decency and intelligence. Not to mention a work ethic that could make a bee drop in exhaustion. There are few men for whom I have more respect.
But he wasn't a liberal.
And I can't stay silent while Jan Brewer tries to insult his son on false pretenses.
Let's be perfectly clear: I am a liberal. I'm proud of it. Read More
Fred DuVal is Candidate for Arizona Governor