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April 17, 2014
Meet and Greet for Diane Douglas, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Please come to a Meet and Greet on behalf of Diane Douglas, who is running against John Huppenthal for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Be sure to bring questions for her!  This event will be held on Friday, April 18, at Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Avenue, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  If you can't attend, did you know that you can sign Diane's petition online?  Please click HERE.

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Tags: Common Core, Diane Douglas
April 17, 2014
Fox News Reporter Dennis Lynch Puts His Life at Risk Standing Up for the Bundy's

I'm sure that Fox news reporter Dennis Lynch did not anticipate his actions on April  12, 2014.  He suddenly realized that Clive Bundy was right.  The Bundy family was right.  The patriots who stood facing down the BLM thugs with AR-15s were right.  No matter what the letter of the law stated, it was an egregious unjust law.  And then, Mr. Lynch discovered what he was made of.

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Tags: Cliven Bundy, American Lands Council, BLM
April 16, 2014
Gilbert, Arizona Scientist Weighs in on Climate Change

Dr. Craig D. Idso is the lead editor and scientist for the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).  In response to the recent hysteria expressed by Senator Barbara Boxer and Secretary of State John Kerry, he wrote and published an Op-Ed in Breitbart titled Dueling Climate Reports.   

Dr. Idso has been studying the effects of C02 for several years and updates his website C02 Science with new studies and research on a weekly basis.

In Dueling Climate Reportshe throws cold water on the hotheads who are running around waving their arms in the air. 

"To borrow a telling phrase from their report, the UN sees nothing but “death, injury, and disrupted livelihoods” everywhere it looks—as do Senator Boxer, Secretary Kerry, and others.  Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts demonstrates that life on Earth is not suffering from rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels. Citing reams of real-world data, it offers solid scientific evidence that most plants actually flourish when exposed to both higher temperatures and greater CO2 concentrations. In fact, it demonstrates that the planet’s terrestrial biosphere is undergoing a great greening, which is causing deserts to shrink and forests to expand, thereby enlarging and enhancing habitat for wildlife. And much the same story can be told of global warming and atmospheric CO2 enrichment’s impacts on terrestrial animals, aquatic life, and human health."

Dr. Idso goes on: 

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Tags: Climate Change, NGSS
April 16, 2014
HB2699 and HB2700: Good News and Bad News

Recently, Gilbert Watch asked you to email Arizona Senators asking them to support two important bills: HB2699 Endangered Species - Program Rescission - Reimbursement and HB2700 ..."recover all state lands that have been acquired by the federal government.  The good news is that HB2699 passed.  The bad news is that HB2700 failed to pass.  

As a precinct committeeman, I visit with citizens.  Most are unaware that our country is swiftly being taken over by the federal government agencies made up of unelected bureaucrats who are paid by the taxpayers.  This lack of awareness stems from their source of news.  These citizens are also unaware that the newspapers they read and most of the television reporting they watch are part of what has truly become the Collectivist Media.   For example, the collectivist media did not report one of the most significant events in American history:  The Cliven Bundy vs the BLM stand-off.  Why?  Because the fact that over 2,000 patriotic Americans standing up for individual liberties does not fit the collectivist agenda.

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Tags: Bob Thorpe, American Lands Council, Bob Worsley, Medicaid Expansion, Wolves
April 14, 2014
HB2699 - April 14 - Senate COW - "endangered species program; rescission; reimbursement"

One of the reasons cited by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in removing Cliven Bundy's cattle from public lands in Nevada was because the Desert Tortoise found on the land was "threatened/endangered." 

We have our own situation in Arizona relating to the Mexican wolf.  The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is poised to declare the Mexican wolf "endangered."  The USFWS is also poised to expand the Mexican wolf release area to cover a broad swath of Arzona, which will include 15 Arizona counties.  

It is time for all of us to email and call our Arizona Senators to strongly encourage them to vote YES to HB2699, and to stand up for all Arizona citizens' right to protect ourselves, families, property, and livelihoods!     

Click HERE for the Fact Sheet on HB2699. 

Click HERE to find the email addresses and phone numbers of all Senators.   You are probably wasting your time to email Democrats.  Every Democrat in the House voted NO, and I would be surprised if the Democrats in the Senate would step out of line.  

If you would like to see the Vote Detail on how the Legislators have voted previously on HB2699, in various Committees and the House, click HERE.

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Tags: BLM, Clive Bundy, Bob Thorpe, Wolves
April 13, 2014
HB2700 - April 14 - Senate COW - "....recover all state lands that have been acquired by the Federal Government."

In light of the situation in Nevada in which the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took over public lands in Nevada and then tried to force Cliven Bundy to pay onerous grazing fees, which he refused to pay, it is time for all of us to email and call our Arizona Senators to strongly encourage them to vote YES to this bill, and stand up for all Arizona citizens and self-rule.

HB2700 was sponsored by Rep. Bob Thorpe (LD6), who has traveled to Nevada with several other Arizona legislators.  A video of his speech at the Arizona Legislature follows this post.

HERE is a link to the Fact Sheet for HB2700.

You can find the email addresses and phone numbers of all Senators HERE.  You are probably wasting your time to email Democrats.  Every Demcrat in the House voted NO, and I would be surprised if the Democrats in the Senate would step out of line.  

If you would like to see the Vote Detail on how the Legislators have voted previously on HB2700, in various Committees and the House, click HERE.

This bill is a good first step.  We also must join other Western states to take our lands back from the federal government.  See American Lands Council, as well as an Op-Ed written by Shirley Dye titled "Tying Statehood and Educational Funding Together.

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Tags: American Lands Council, BLM, Arizona Legislature, Bob Thorpe
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