Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ted Cruz VP Pick Carly Fiorina: Stated Islamic Civilization was “Greatest in the World”

Ted Cruz's Vice President pick Carly Fiorina, has a  terrible record at Hewlett Packard, the 60-year-old seems to believe the Islamic Ottoman Empire civilization was the greatest in the world.
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Americans, and people in general, often have short memories. This is why it is important to remind people of those who are asking for your vote. While the majority of Democrats at the federal level are not worth mentioning simply because they are so far from being worthwhile candidates, those that claim they love the Constitution and America under the Republican banner should warrant extra scrutiny. Fiorina is one of these candidates.
In a speech that was given a mere two weeks after Islamic jihadists attacked America, the former HP chief executive officer gave a speech on technology, business and our way of life. She concluded her speech with the following:
There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world.
It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins.
One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known. The reach of this civilization's commerce extended from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between.
And this civilization was driven more than anything, by invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration.
Its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things.
When other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others.
While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization I'm talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.
Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.

Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them "a civilization that was the greatest in the world." She failed to recognize the long track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In fact, understanding that we are a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them. Read More at Source Freedom Post

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/29/16

Leader's Daily Schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 29THOn Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 4901 - SOAR Reauthorization Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
Special Order Speeches

UNDER CARLY FIORINA, HP Skirted US Laws and Sold Millions of Product to Iran

UNDER CARLY FIORINA, HP SOLD MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PRODUCTS TO IRAN

Via Breitbart News
Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate president and the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, presents herself on the campaign trail as a hawk on Iran. She’s promising to take a hardline on the regime in Tehran.

However, during her time as the chief executive of HP, she “sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions,” Bloomberg reports.
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While running the show at HP, Fiorina thwarted sanctions by dealing with Iran through European and Middle Eastern companies, allowing for the tech company to dominate the market in Tehran. By 2007, HP-made printers accounted for 41 percent of the total market share in the country, the report states.

Fiorina’s dealings with Iran were established thanks to a 1997 agreement made between the U.S. company and the Indian-owned, Dubai-based Redington Gulf.
As Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin writes, HP was engaging in potentially illegal activity, as U.S. companies were prohibited from exporting to Iran thanks to two executive orders signed by President Bill Clinton in 1995.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission started to inquire about HP’s activities overseas following a 2008 Boston Globe exposé that tracked the company’s dealings with Iran. HP responded, denying that it had thwarted the law, but admitting that the company had sold $120 million dollars worth of products to Redington Gulf, which then sent the products to Iran.

Fiorina’s previous dealings with Iran were brought up when she ran for the California Senate in 2010. At the time, her campaign spokeswoman denied that HP had committed any wrongdoing while she was CEO. “It is illegal for American companies to do business in Iran. To her knowledge, during her tenure, HP never did business in Iran and fully complied with all U.S. sanctions and laws,” the spokeswoman said, according to the report.But later in the campaign, the Republican candidate changed her tone on the matter, telling the Lady Globes magazine that technology could help Iran reengage with the world. “But isn’t it wonderful that Dell PCs and Apple iPhones are in Iran, because this is why we know that a woman has been condemned to be stoned to death because she is accused of adultery… The knowledge that we gain about was going on there is important. It gives us a human face on a brutal regime,” Fiorina said.From 1999-2004, when Carly was serving as HP’s chief executive, the company’s lobbying arm consistently pushed for “unilateral sanctions reform legislation,” Bloomberg found.

CONGRESSMAN SHUSTER ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT

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ICYMI:Donald Trump FULL Townhall Indiana w/ Greta Van Guest Bob Knight -Video

Greta ask Trump about foreign policy and audience ask many questions.
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Boehner: I've Never Worked With A More Miserable SOB in my Life Than CRUZ

Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh'
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“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," former House Speaker John Boehner said of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. | AP Photo
When it comes to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, even a few months’ time out of Congress has done little to lessen former Speaker John Boehner’s contempt for his former Capitol Hill colleague.
“Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told an audience at Stanford on Wednesday night, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
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In fact, Wednesday night was not the first occasion that Boehner has compared Cruz to “Lucifer,” using the epithet last month during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the Futures Industry Association conference in Boca Raton, Florida.
As far as Donald Trump goes, Boehner remarked that he had golfed with Trump for years and that the two are “texting buddies.”
On fellow Ohioan John Kasich, Boehner was magnanimous.

The governor “requires more effort on my behalf than all my other friends … but he’s still my friend, and I love him,” Boehner said, according to the report. Rest of the Story

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Arizona Delegates Reality Rally - TRUMP

Fellow Arizona Delegates to the State Republican Convention:
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Ron and Barbara

Hi, I'm Ron Ludders. I've been active in grassroots support for the Republican Party most of my adult life.  I believe our party to be the "Guardians of the Republic".  However, there are powerful forces determined to keep this great party a tool of "special interests". 

Donald Trump handily won the Arizona Republican Presidential Preference poll last month and on Tuesday won five Eastern State's Presidential primary elections by landslide numbers thereby eliminating all but Trump from a first ballot victory.  Trump is clearly the voter's choice.

We all know the peril facing our great Party.   If the special interests continue to thwart the will of the majority of Arizona and American voters I fear for the future of the GOP and  Nation. 

Presently, there are defeated candidates who continue a fatal manipulative dance to disrupt the will of the grassroots voters.

On Saturday, our job as State Delegates is to elect National Delegates who support the voter's choice by electing Trump supporters who will stay the course no matter what attempts are made to disrupt the obvious.

Therefore: A Trump Rally will be held Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm,  VFW Post 720  Located :  4853 East Thomas Road, Phoenix .

VFW Post is on the south side of the street, just east of 48th street.

Charles Munoz, Sheriff Joe & Jeff DeWit will be speaking.  All Trump Delegates and Alternates along with their spouses are invited to this event.

There is a check in area where all Delegates are asked to sign a pledge agreement to support the Trump Slate at our state convention on Saturday, April 30th.

Please invite all Trump Delegates to this event.  Please get the word out.
Look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Thank you for your support.

Kindest Regards,

Liz Alcorn

Ron Ludders

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Daily Schedule - 4/28/16

Leader's Daily Schedule
THURSDAY, APRIL 28THOn Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.J. Res. 88 - Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary" (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Education and the Workforce Committee)
Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 5019 - Fair Access to Investor Research Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
2)
H.R. 2901 - Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Ross / Financial Services Committee)
Special Order Speeches
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League Of Women Voters Arizona Opposes Prop 123

The League of Women Voters of Arizona is urging a “no” vote on Prop 123. 
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It is also asking the Department of Justice to expand its current investigation into voter fraud in Arizona.
Voters will go to the polls on May 17th to decide the fate of the compromise proposal to resolve the financial crisis in Arizona’s education system.

Shirley Sandelands, president of the League of Women Voters of Arizona and the LWVAZ Board say Prop 123, devised by Governor Doug Ducey is offered as a solution, but in reality only provides 70% of the funding promised by Prop 301 It also puts the State Land Trust in future jeopardy by dramatically increasing withdrawals from the Trust.

“We realize educators in Arizona have been placed in the unenviable position of being willing to accept almost anything at this point and the numbers being touted by supporters of Prop 123 sound good but it’s not a long term solution,” Sandelands said. 

“Voters in 2000 provided that long term solution and our political leaders decided to ignore them.” In addition to voting to oppose Prop 123, the LWVAZ Board voted to ask the Justice Department to investigate what the Board calls the “disenfranchisement of Arizona voters” by the political leaders simply ignoring the results of Prop 301.
“Proposition 301 passed with 53.5% support from the voters. It was a well thought out measure, well explained to the voters. The voters spoke. Our political leaders ignored them,” Sandelands said. “Now it’s time for responsible people in Washington, D.C. to investigate this fraud on the people.” The Arizona Supreme Court ordered the legislature to follow the voter’s will and increase funding to education by $300-million a year but that order was ignored and is tied up in legal maneuvering on appeal.

“Meantime our children suffer,” says Sandelands. “Arizona is 50th in the nation when it comes to education funding. Proponents of Prop 123 will tell you that it’s a solution to the problem. It isn’t. It’s a short term Band-Aid that will cause even deeper funding problems in ten, fifteen or twenty years.”


The League is urging the Legislature to get serious about education funding and do it the right way. “They should consider restoring dramatic corporate tax cuts made over the past decade,” Sandelands said. “They should also get serious about doing their job for the people of Arizona rather than large corporate backers to their campaign war chests.”

Arizona House Democrats: Veterans Reach To Teach Initiative

Employment Recruitment Program Launches May 4

Through a strategic partnership directed by the Checkered Flag Run Foundation, veterans and their families throughout the Valley will be supported to become Guest Teacher Substitutes in Arizona. “We want to create an opportunity for veterans who served their country to now have the opportunity to serve in the classroom” said Checkered Flag Run founder Alan “AP” Powell, a U.S.  Army Desert Storm Veteran.

In a recent survey conducted by the Arizona School Administers, 52 school districts reported to have almost 1,700 vacancies for the 2016-2017 school year. This number represents a drastic increase from the 1,200 vacancies reported by 85 school districts in August 2015. 

The Veterans Reach To Teach initiative was created to serve as a resource for local school districts affected by the large number of teacher vacancies, while also serving as a bridge for veterans looking to serve their local communities in education.

The VRtT initiative will assist veterans with a bachelor’s degree in securing their substitute teaching certificates and prepare them for substitute teaching during the summer months. Guest Teacher substitutes are currently in high demand.

Teachers On Call Arizona, a local educational services agency, has partnered with Checkered Flag Run Foundation, the Black Chamber of Arizona, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion Post 65, Purposely.com and Arizona State Representative Reginald Bolding to connect, engage and prepare veterans for substitute teaching assignments beginning in August 2016.

State Representative Reginald Bolding noted “when a teacher is absent, without a substitute available - classes are frequently combined or other teachers lose their preparation period. This can impact multiple classroom learning environments. Quality substitute teachers can have a direct impact on under-served student populations.”

Teachers On Call Arizona will provide veterans with a wide variety of Professional Development courses, including specially developed coursework, and will work closely with new veteran Guest Teachers to ensure they are well prepared for success in the classroom.  “Children respond well to interesting people in their lives, and we are confident that well-prepared veteran guest teachers will resonate with children. New veteran Guest Teachers will play an important role in meeting the needs of teachers throughout the Valley in the coming school year and beyond,” explained an excited Dan Nienhauser, Executive Director Teachers On Call Arizona.

Veterans Reach To Teach launch event will take place at 10am on Wednesday, May 4th, at the American Legion Post 65 in Phoenix (NE corner of 16th Street and Broadway Rd). Speakers include Arizona State Representative Reginald Bolding, Dan Nienhauser, Dr. Robert Pipkin (veteran and former principal/substitute teacher), and Kerwin Brown (President/CEO, Black Chamber of Arizona). Veterans will be able to meet with school district leaders, learn more about the substitute process, and even apply for an IVP Fingerprint card on site. Several Valley school districts have already expressed an early interest in joining the initiative including Creighton School District, Laveen Elementary School District, Phoenix Union High School District, Tempe Elementary School District, and Tolleson Union High School District.

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About Checkered Flag Run Foundation (“CFRF”): CRFR’s mission is to provide diverse educational programs that impact under-served students. Our belief is access to quality educational opportunities ensures the investment of every student getting to cross the “finish line”.

About Teachers On Call Arizona (“TOCA”): TOCA is a local, Arizona-based educational agency that is committed to the highest quality Guest Teachers and superior direct/temp-to-perm educational services.

About the Black Chamber of Arizona(“BCOA”):  The mission of the Black Chamber of Arizona (BCA) is to improve the economic development of our business entrepreneurs and the communities we serve.

About Arizona State Representative Reginald Bolding: Rep. Bolding represents Legislative District 27 which covers Downtown Phoenix, South Phoenix, Laveen, Guadalupe and parts of Gila River Indian Community. He serves on both the House Education Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.