Thursday, September 29, 2011

Update from Eric Frederick for Phoenix City Council race

Eric Frederick for Phoenix City Council!
News and Notes from the Campaign Trail 
September 29, 2011 

About Eric
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Eric Frederick has lived in the Valley for 6 years.  He came here via Michigan and is happy to trade snow for sunshine.  He has been married for 11 years and has 3 beautiful children.

Eric owns an insurance agency in Phoenix.  His success as a businessowner allows him to see Council issues from a unique perspective.  He is active in many community groups and organizations and looks forward to continuing to serve. 

Learn more about Eric here.  Thank you for your support!

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Now that we are in a runoff election, the special interests that want to protect the status quo will be spending tens of thousands of dollars to win this race.  We have the right message--we just need the money to get the message out.  Will you help with a  donation today? 

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How Can You Help?

In addition to our weekly walks on Saturday mornings, you can join me any night during the week.  We are out in neighborhoods every single day from 4:30-7:00 pm knocking on doors and talking with voters.  Simply email or call the campaign to find out where we'll be and come join us! 
Details for This Week's Walk!

This Saturday, October 1, 2011, we will have our 3rd block walk!  We will meet at 9:30 AM at the Starbucks at 39th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Rd for instructions and material distribution and then head out to knock on doors.  We will be working neighborhoods similar to last week's event where our message was very well received.  This area is vital to the campaign's success and we're hopeful you'll join us!

We will also be walking on Saturday, October 8th at 9:30 AM in the south part of the district.  At that event, we will continue to knock on doors and make people aware of the election that is coming up!  Early ballots are mailed out on October 12th, so every volunteer effort counts!  If you can't make an event but want to help, you can request materials through our website.  We have precinct lists available that indicate higher propensity voters.  Just spending 2 hours in your neighborhood can have a profound impact on the election!

As always, thank you for your continued support in retiring the career politician in District 1 and electing new, vibrant leadership.  Thank you for your support of Eric Frederick!

Keep Up the Energy!

Thank you to everyone that came out for our volunteer walk last weekend!  We had almost 30 volunteers come out last Saturday to walk neighborhoods.  We covered an entire square mile--almost 1500 homes-- in just over two hours.  Our volunteers commented that most people are very receptive to receive information about a candidate.  In fact, many people said that they've never had someone from a campaign stop by and they were very impressed that we care that much about our neighborhoods.  We just need everyone to continue to push for the next couple of weeks as we continue to let people know about the upcoming election and why they should vote for Eric Frederick as their next City Councilman! 

We had several new volunteers this past Saturday including a couple of people that have never done this before for any candidate!  After the walk, they informed us that it wasn't as scary as they thought it would be.   They were impressed with the organization as the homes they needed to talk to were listed along with talking points from the campaign.  They mentioned that after the first couple of homes, it was like they were just out for a morning walk talking to their neighbors!  So, even if you've never done this before, please come out this Saturday, October 1st at 9:30 to the Starbucks at 39th Ave and Pinnacle Peak!  It is time to elect New Leadership to the City Council and we need everyone to help! 

Thank you again for making last Saturday a success and we look forward to seeing everyone again this Saturday at the Starbucks on 39th Ave and Pinnacle Peak Rd at 9:30!

Join Us Tonight at Bobby-Q!

Tonight, we are holding a Happy Hour Fundraiser at one of Eric's favorite restaurants--Bobby-Q.  The event begins at 5:30 and will run to about 7:30, so please, stop by and get some hors d'oeuvres, have an opportunity to talk to Eric about his ideas for Phoenix, and mingle with other supporters.  The suggested contribution is $30 and every penny you contribute will go directly toward getting out the vote for the upcoming election! 

Bobby-Q is located in District 1 at 8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051.  It is located right off the I-17.  Simply take the Northern Ave. exit, head west to 27th Ave and then go north.  The restaurant will be on the right hand side!  We look forward to seeing everyone there! 
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AZ Teenage Republicans Leadership Development & Recruitment Night

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I want to invite you all to help the AZ Federation of Teenage Republicans (TARS) grow their organization.  It is imperative that we win back our schools from the Left, the Young Democrats, and win over the youth vote to defeat Obama in 2012. 

Here is a quick run down of what I do professionally (very short Bio) and what I am doing for the TARS this year:

        First and foremost, Dusti Martin is a leadership development specialist, consultant, and coach for Student Run Organizations. For over 15 years she has competed in and trained students for a variety of contests and leadership roles.  These have included prepared public speaking contests, rodeo queen pageants, student leadership elections and other leadership roles and contests.  In addition, Dusti has trained entire student body officer teams to prepare them for their leadership roles both as individuals and as a team during their year in office as well as conducted many leadership workshops for groups of 30 or more all over the state of Arizona.  
        In the past 8-9 years, the Young Democrats have widely expanded in our High Schools and it can no longer go unchallenged. Dusti is working with Lois Fitch and the AZ TARS to reorganize, reinvigorate, and reclaim Arizona's schools from the Democrats as part of an effort to defeat Obama in 2012. To do this, we will need all hands on deck and for parents, teachers, and students to work together to help grow the AZ TARS Federation. 

This is the AZ Teenage Republicans' first major event of the year.  It is both for current TARS Members, Advisers, and Parents and for New or Potential students, parents, and teachers.  Also, anyone who is wanting to learn how to set up a TARS group but who may not have a student group yet.  It is to train both the students and the adults so we can take back our schools from the Democratic party, and at the very least give teens options while they are at the point in their lives where most begin to form their political views. 

We are also encouraging LD's and other Republican, Conservative, or TEA Party groups to recruit as many new TARS and TARS Advisers as possible. The group who recruits the highest number will be recognized by the AZ TARS and receive bragging rights amongst their fellow Republicans.  Here is the pertinent info that you can cut and paste so it's easy to read in your meetings.  I have also attached the flyer which you can print out and distribute.  Please pass this on to any and all of the groups you are all associated with and any parent, teacher or student who would be interested in joining the TARS organization.  If you are in the Valley area and would like me to come speak about this important event at your meeting, don't hesitate to contact me.  I will be at tonight's LD 7 meeting if any of you have any questions.

Thank you for everything thus far!
Dusti Martin

Perry calls illegal immigration opponents "heartless;" Herman Cain will not support him for president

Rick Perry should have never attempted to defend his support for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants. Besides defending his position during GOP presidential debates, he has now called those who oppose it "heartless." Way to turn off the entire conservative base. That is akin to saying that the children of parents who have stolen nice stereo equipment should be allowed to use that stereo equipment unlike the rest of us who don't have nice stereo equipment, since it's not their fault that their parents stole the equipment. No, if your parents do something illegally, you should not be rewarded for it. I still have $50,000 in student loans to pay off, some due to paying out of state tuition at the University of Arizona. Fortunately, we have a Governor and legislature here that do not believe that illegal immigrants should get preferential treatment over the rest of us who moved here legally. Herman Cain understands this and has come out against Perry, stating that he cannot support him for president.

Read the article at The Hill

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Arizona? What about your multiple cars?

I am a bankruptcy attorney and recently some clients asked me what would happen to their cars when they file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. They are married and have three cars. One of the cars belongs to their daughter, but the title is in their name. The bankruptcy code generally (specifics vary from state to state) provides an exemption for each adult filing bankruptcy to keep one car. However, there are a few caveats.

First of all, in Arizona, each adult who files bankruptcy is allowed only $5000 equity per car. That means if you have paid off your car completely, and the value of the car is over $5000, you may not be able to keep it. Some people take out title loans in order to reduce the equity in their car when they file bankruptcy. To find the value of your car, look up the private party sale value on Edmund's.

If you are still making payments on your car, you may be more likely to keep it. For example, if you still owe $5,000 on your car, and your car is worth $10,000, you will be fine since you only have $5,000 equity in the car.

If you own more than one car per adult, you may be able to keep a third car provided you have little or no equity in it. For example, if you owe $5000 on a third car, but it is only worth $5000, the bankruptcy trustee is not going to seize it. However, you may want to talk to your auto lender and make sure with a "reaffirmation agreement" that they do not intend to seize it after your bankruptcy is discharged.

The Alexander Bankruptcy Law Firm provides low low cost Chapter 7 and 13 personal bankruptcies. $995 Chapter 7 or $2500 Chapter 13 bankruptcies plus court filing fee. Free consultation with a compassionate attorney who will handle your case personally. Call 24/7, available to meet with you around your schedule. 602-326-9116. Conveniently located in Central Phoenix along the Camelback corridor.

Traditional Hackers Now Turning Their Crosshairs on Conservatives

After Intellectual Conservative was attacked by some political enemies and banned from Google, I decided to look into how prevalent the hacking of conservative websites has become.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Arizona Republic: Gilbert political activist Steve Calabrese dies at age 41

The Arizona Republic had a nice write-up about our beloved friend Steve.

by Parker Leavitt - Sept. 27, 2011

Gilbert activist Steve Calabrese died Friday after suffering a heart attack, leaving behind a legacy of volunteerism, humor, courage and civility, friends say.

Calabrese, 41, was second vice chairman in Legislative District 22, which covers much of Gilbert and parts of Mesa and Apache Junction. He was also recently appointed to the town's Water Resources Municipal Property Corp., a board that assists in acquiring land and constructing improvements for government use.

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Calabrese was well-known among conservative activists and contributed to political blogs such as Western Free Press, Sonoran Alliance and Seeing Red AZ.

He worked for numerous political campaigns, including those of Jeff Flake, Kirk Adams, Russell Pearce and Gilbert Town Council members Jordan Ray, Eddie Cook and Victor Petersen.

Calabrese was one of the most influential member's of Ray's "kitchen cabinet" during the council race this year, helping to formulate campaign strategy, Ray said. Calabrese also helped by putting up signs, making phone calls and blogging.

"I'll always remember the passion that he had for his country, the Constitution and his community," Ray said. "And with that passion, he used it to do good things, not just to stir the hornets' nest or argue with people."

Calabrese was dedicated to the Republican Party and had the respect of all sides of the District 22 Republican Committee membership, treasurer Tyler Hudgins said.

Calabrese was elected to the Republican board last year during a bitter power struggle as "tea party" activists sought a greater presence in the district's leadership.

Despite the infighting, Calabrese remained well-liked and respected by all sides, Hudgins said. "He was a guy known for his courage and civility," he said. "He never did anything in secret, always posting in his own name on various political blogs."

Gilbert Mayor John Lewis said Calabrese was open and respectful.

"Steve was known for his ability to be completely open about his opinions and beliefs and incredibly respectful in his delivery and, in return, listening to others to learn about their views," Lewis said.

Ray said even those who disagreed with Calabrese often found him fun to debate.

"He was the kind of person who knew his stuff but at the same time was not real condescending about it," Ray said. "He didn't come off as arrogant about what he knew."

Calabrese had a dry sense of humor that helped keep meetings light, friends say.

Chad Heywood, one of Calabrese's good friends, said he would display his quick wit when answering the phone.

"Steve is famous for answering the phone pretending to be a recording service," Heywood recalled. "He would say when he would answer the phone, 'Thank you for calling political hacks. To launch an attack at Eddie Cook, press 1. To launch an attack at Mesa resident and carpetbagger Jordan Ray, press 2.'"

Donations to Calabrese's memorial fund can be made at Wells Fargo, account No. 6964590373.

Reminder: Politics on the Rocks tonight with David Schweikert and Wes Gullett

Politics on the Rocks is pleased to announce that United States Congressman David Schweikert and Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Wes Gullett will be speaking at our next free networking event on Tuesday, September 27th 6:00 PM at "The Mint" located at 7373 E Camelback Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. Part restaurant, part ultra-lounge, The Mint occupies a 7,000 square foot space that was previously a bank, giving inspiration to the name. In a nod to its past, The Mint’s centerpiece is the original vault door, while updated touches evoke a Hollywood Regency design influence. For information on The Mint please visit: We would like to thank our marketing partners Gem Ray & Scottsdale Nights for their support!

Our charity of the month is the Scottsdale Healthcare 3rd Annual Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run. Proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Lodging program for cancer patients. The Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run begins Oct. 22 at 8 a.m. at Go AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale and ends at San Tan Flats in Queen Creek. For more information on this charity event please visit:

David Schweikert has been a lifelong Arizona advocate. He was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and attended Arizona State University where he earned a BA degree in finance and real estate and his MBA in 2005. David is serving his first term in the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona’s 5th district. He serves on the Financial Services Committee. Prior to being elected to the 112th Congress, David served as Treasurer of Maricopa County in 2004. As Treasurer of one of the largest counties in the United States, David was responsible for protecting billions of taxpayer dollars and earning over $300 million in investment income while never showing a deficit despite a tough economic environment. David was heralded by The Arizona Republic for his work serving Arizonans in both the state legislature and as Treasurer. David is an advocate for taxpayers, a legislative reformer, and a small business owner who understands fiscal responsibility. For more information on David Schweikert please visit his website:

Wes Gullett is currently a candidate for Mayor of Phoenix. He served on the Phoenix Planning and Zoning Commission for five years including one year as Chairman. His experience in business and public service provide him valuable insights into how the City of Phoenix can grow out of the economic downturn that is challenging the city. Gullett has extensive experience in government. He was Chief of Staff for Arizona Governor Fife Symington from July 1993 to April 1996. In addition he served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator John McCain. He also served as Senator McCain’s 1992 Campaign Manager. Gullett’s tenure with McCain was seven years and included Administrative Assistant, Community Relations Director and Northern Arizona/Maricopa County Field Director for McCain for Senate (1986). For more information on Mayoral Candidate Wes Gullett please visit his website:

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 27th 6:00 PM at The Mint in Scottsdale!


Politics on the Rocks

Will the real “plant” in the Russell Pearce recall election please stand up?

cross-posted from Liberty Musings blog by Mesa Smiles

KTAR radio yesterday covered an interview of candidate Jerry Lewis, one of the candidates in the LD 18 recall election. He was stating that he felt that Olivia Cortes was a “plant” in the election, and her candidacy was designed to divide the vote.
Oh, Mr. Lewis, and you are not a plant.
Those of us who know the history of this recall election know very well what is going on. Randy Parraz, well-known agitator, was the driving force behind setting up this recall election, and he set it up with the intent of engineering the candidate choice for maximum effect, to give the maximum chance of unseating Senator Pearce, the author of SB1070, a law that he detests. He wanted a candidate who was LDS, a Republican, but a moderate, thus drawing away as many votes from Senator Pearce as he could. He is trying to take advantage of the special scenario of this election, in which there are no regular party primaries, keeping any Democrats from the race, thus hopefully getting all of the Democrats and as many Republicans as possible to vote for Lewis.
So into this carefully engineered scenario, we have a fly in the ointment, Olivia Cortes, who has obtained the necessary signatures to appear on the ballot. Parraz supporters are crying foul, that she is present in the race merely to dilute the vote for Jerry Lewis. Oh, my, but my heart bleeds. Jerry Lewis is planted to dilute the vote for Pearce, and no one else was supposed to be in the race who might dilute the vote for Lewis.
The rage of some of the complainers is palpable. They are calling it a great scandal. But the closest they can come to pinning this on Senator Pearce is to call her a Tea Party plant. Well, I wouldn’t be suprised if placing her in the race turns out to be a brainstorm of someone in the Tea Party, but at the worst, it’s a crude attempt to do the same thing that Randy Parraz has done so slickly.
To really have integrity in a recall election like this, there should be no candidates on the ballot, only the question whether the public official named should be recalled. Then, if the vote is to recall, a bona fide election should be set up with primaries and the whole regular process. Problem is, if Randy Parraz did that, he would lose and Pearce would win, hands down. This idea of being able to “plant” candidates to muddy the recall process is really working in his favor.

2nd Annual Patriot Dinner Banquet with Bill Whittle, Tammy Bruce, Krista Branch, and Shane Krauser: Please Join Us!!

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business/Cocktail Attire
Silent Auction/Cocktails/VIP Reception 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Dinner and Evening Program 6:30 – 9:00 pm
For more information about the banquet, our featured speakers , and to purchase tickets:
Premier seating, access to VIP Reception and photo opportunity, signed copy of Bill Whittle’s “What We Believe” DVD, signed copy of Tammy Bruce’s “The New Thought Police,” and signed copy of Krista Branch’s latest CD
$150 (Before Sept. 30th)     $175 (After Sept. 30th)
$75 (Before Sept. 30th)     $100 (After Sept. 30th)

Complimentary advertisement in event program for businesses, organizations, or campaigns with table purchases made by Oct. 8. Full 5 x 7 ad given for VIP table purchase, and a 1/2 page ad given for a reserved table purchase.
Washington VIP Table (10 guests)
Premier seating, access to VIP Reception and photo opportunity, signed copy of Bill Whittle’s “What We Believe” DVD, signed copy of Tammy Bruce’s book “The New Thought Police,” and signed copy of Krista Branch’s latest CD
$1200 (Before Sept. 30th)     $1500 (After Sept. 30th)
 Jefferson Reserved Table (10 guests)
Reserved seating for dinner and evening program
$600 (Before Sept. 30th)     $750 (After Sept. 30th)
 Madison Table (10 students) ~ $500
Sponsorships for speakers are available:  Call Honey Marques, Executive Director, by phone at 808-283-3661 or by email at or more information and to make contribution. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Herman Cain coming to Arizona!

Governor Brewer: Maricopa County Needs Your Help!

by Dr. Phil Taverna
Governor you stood up to the immigration fiasco. There is a bigger fiasco taking place in Maricopa County. It wasn’t too long ago when you were a supervisor in the same county. You helped the county then, they need your help now!
The county elected a bunch of supervisors and a county attorney who didn’t see eye to eye. It was clear that Mr. Thomas ran on the promise that he would clean up the corruption in the Arizona County. But it didn’t quite work out very well. It seems that the supervisors and some elected judges had different designs. It seems in unison the elected group decided that they were going to shall we say look the other way when it came to the enforcement of certain laws. Or maybe it is worse. They were intentionally not enforcing the laws of the state and county.   
All we are asking for here is for you to look into this problem. And hopefully the good people of Arizona will start calling their elected officials and ask them to look into the problem as well.
Now Mr. Thomas made a fatal mistake. He tried to legally fight the good old boys’ network. And he used the RICO statutes to win his battle. Unfortunately most courts don’t see organized crime in government as a RICO crime. They want to see Joe Bananas running around with wads of cash on video. But is there really any difference?
Maybe we should reword the RICO statutes to include language that is parallel in nature to include situations that encompass plans or intent to form a conspiracy to commit a crime or an illegal act in any entity including governmental boards.
But let’s face it do we really want these issues in the courts. These issues should be handled on election night!
I understand Mr. Thomas’s frustration. In our area the developers just pay off the Palmer Township officials and they are allowed to build large developments with no need to come close to being in compliance with any storm water laws. The developers make millions while the land holders get flooded and the township officials and engineers look the other way and do nothing. And it is obvious that it is not one person but a group of people that have to be placed in strategically planned positions to allow this to happen.
Now the Courts in their opinion need to find an enterprise for RICO to work. But clearly we have a conspiracy by a very large number of professionals and elected officials to break the law so others can make millions at a loss for many innocent home owners who in the end will have no legal recourse!
But let me be a little bit more specific. It appears that the powers to be are now going after Mr. Thomas’s law license. And clearly this appears to be a witch hunt. Any good lawyer will tell you to find malice would almost be impossible without a written statement as such. And for the Arizona Bar to claim malice for lawyers doing their job is clearly not fair and not American.
And to take it a bit further, Mr. Thomas hired Attorneys Rachel Alexander and Lisa Aubuchon and they had nothing to do with the decision to file the actions against the conspirators in Maricopa County. And they are being needlessly dragged through the mud with Mr. Thomas.
They were merely doing their job in good faith as directed by the elected official Mr. Thomas. It is clear that he directed his staff and approved every step of the way of the legal actions sought in Arizona.
At this time neither of these attorneys is in the position held at the time of the legal action. It would serve no purpose to put these good attorneys through the expense and hardship of a hearing to save their professional license. And frankly there is a good chance they will be exonerated of any charges. But as you know it is never fair and American to put good people through this kind of torture.
With your help and influence hopefully the people of Arizona can put this episode behind them and to a rapid close.
It will be up to the people of Arizona to look carefully the next time and be cautious when putting in office the people who will uphold the laws as they are written. And to elect people who will not find themselves doing things that for the most part are not a benefit to Arizona but only a benefit to a select few.
We live at a time when the internet can help influence a great deal of people. With the right influence and encouragement we can begin to build a state anda nation that is founded on the principle to be by the people and for the people. The purpose of this great country was not for a select few to become rich at the expense of the people and the State! Please Governor, we could really use your help!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Statement by Senator Steve Smith: It is Time to Take A Stand

In November, Senate President Russell Pearce will face a recall election financed and placed on the ballot by left wing interests opposed to Senator Pearce’s conservative policies. Policies that many, if not most Republicans in this state support. Yet, in this difficult time where Senator Pearce is fighting for his political life, I am both encouraged and disappointed by the actions of many Republican leaders in our state.
I am encouraged by the unwavering support given to Senator Pearce by Republican leaders such as Governor Jan Brewer, Attorney General Tom Horne, Treasurer Doug Ducey, Sheriff Paul Babeu, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Congressman Trent Franks and former Congressman Matt Salmon.
I am proud of the strong support Senator Pearce has received from Republican legislators all across our state, like Senators Andy Biggs, Frank Antenori and Steve Yarbrough, and Representatives such as Eddie Farnsworth, Cecil Ash and Michelle Ugenti.
Pearce is also supported by both the Maricopa County GOP and the Arizona Republican Party who see this recall as the Democrat scam that it is. And I continue to be inspired at the willingness of conservatives throughout Arizona to lend a helping hand to ensure we keep Senator Pearce right where he belongs.
Unfortunately, I am also disappointed that some Republicans leaders have chosen to remain “neutral” or even oppose a great conservative patriot like Senator Pearce. I’m saddened that some Republican leaders in the East Valley who claim to support the very same conservative ideas shared by Senator Pearce, have now turned tail or put their heads in the sand.
Leaders like former Speaker and congressional candidate Kirk Adams, who so far has refused to publicly support Senator Pearce in this recall election, and have instead chosen to remain on the sidelines.
The decision to oppose or stay neutral in this recall election is, of course, their choice. I support their right to make that choice. But neutrality at moments of great importance is not the stuff of great leadership.
It is only by staying true to our conservative cause and united in the face of a well-funded liberal assault that we can save not only Senator Pearce, but Arizona and our country. I urge Republican leaders like Kirk Adams to recognize what is at stake and join his Party and conservatives all across Arizona in supporting Russell Pearce this November.
State Senator Steve Smith (R-23)

Good-bye to a kind and decent man, Steven Calabrese

I have to put something out there to express my deep sadness that Steve Calabrese, a local conservative political activist, passed away last night of a heart attack. He was only 41 years old and leaves behind a wife and two children. Our hearts go out to them at this time.

I had known Steve a little bit over the past few years through common political activities. He was highly intelligent, kind, and when he got into political debates, he was fair and didn't attack people personally. He was one of the brightest writers, very articulate. He was sort of the "voice of reason" on Sonoran Alliance, the one person you could count on to chime in and make sense of everything, bring people together with a well-reasoned argument. He was a wonderful Christian and a good example to everyone. I've never heard anyone say anything negative about him ever. Most of us can only hope to have that reputation! He was one of the truly decent people you encounter and are proud to call your friend.

Steve was a close friend of my boyfriend Brian Symes the past 9 years. Due to their friendship, Steve took pity on me recently over the State Bar's political prosecution of me and looked into the facts. He was a stalwart defender of mine on the blogs over the past few weeks after he determined that the investigation was not justified. I lost my own brother a couple of years ago at the same age of 41. I understand all too well how heart wrenching and difficult it is to lose someone so young.

I will miss his courageous support. It meant a lot. RIP Steve. Brian and I will miss you.

Sonoran Alliance post about Steve

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Eric Frederick: “Thelda Williams is ‘Politics as Usual’ at Phoenix’s City Hall”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2011
CONTACT: Eric Frederick
Councilwoman Williams Admits To Not Knowing the Facts
Phoenix – The Goldwater Institute today, released their investigation entitled ‘Money for Nothing’. This investigation uncovered union negotiations, approved by the city council, that allows union members to not only perform union activities on the clock, but also provides salaries to the top Union officials with taxpayer dollars. The fact that union members are able to write these provisions into contracts, without the council members comprehending the agreement, shows how politics as usual is playing out in City Hall.
Thelda Williams, the incumbent Vice Mayor and Councilwoman from District 1 voted for the contracts. In the Goldwater Institute article, she stated that she was “unaware of the provisions.” However, as an elected official it is her duty and obligation to know what is in the contracts before they are voted upon.
Eric Frederick commented on this information by saying, “This is the 2nd time in less than a week that Councilwoman Williams has admitted to voting on something that she didn’t understand. Residents of District 1 and all Phoenicians need to have a representative that can study the information, ask the pertinent questions to make sure we have good policy and then make an informed vote.”
Councilwoman Williams also told the Goldwater Institute that the “concessions the city has made to the unions when the economy was booming need to be re-examined when the contracts come up for renewal next year.” In March of 2010, when the provisions were approved, the economy was already deeply in a recession. Her career politician status in City Hall has blinded her to the struggles of the residents. Her position that the contracts were signed when the “economy was booming” shows how out of touch she is.
Eric Frederick continued his statements by saying, “At a time when the City is raising taxes and fees on the general public while simultaneously reducing services, it is simply unacceptable that these perks continued. Thankfully the Goldwater Institute has uncovered this misuse of taxpayer dollars, but this discovery should have been made by the elected officials we trust to represent us.”

Pachyderm Coalition: Don Miss David Horowitz and Russell Pearce

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CAP: Speak Up to Protect Rights of Conscience

Speak Up to Protect Rights of Conscience 
The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new rule under Obamacare that would force all private health insurance plans to cover contraceptive and sterilization services free of charge, including “contraceptives” that can act as abortifacients like the “morning-after pill.” The rule has a very narrow exception for churches and does not allow exceptions for other employers or organizations that have a moral or religious objection to paying for abortifacients. HHS is accepting comments about this rule through September 30, and our allies at Family Research Council Action have provided this Action Alert so you can speak up for the rights of conscience of millions of Americans. Please take action today!

Maricopa Community Colleges to Vote on “Gender Identity” Policy 
Next Tuesday, September 27, the Maricopa County Community College Board will hold a final vote on a proposal to add “gender identity” to the district’s non-discrimination policy.
The proposal would have a direct, negative impact on the classroom and college workplace by creating unnecessary distractions. Further, it would have a serious impact on the right of faculty, staff, and students to live by and freely express their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs. You can read my letter to the Board for more explanation of why this policy is such a bad idea.
Please contact your Community College Board Member below and politely tell them that you oppose the change and want to preserve religious freedom on our campuses:
Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa -
Contact Mr. Doyle Burke,
Scottsdale, East Mesa -
Contact Mr. Dana Saar,
Phoenix, Paradise Valley -
Contact Mrs. Debra Pearson,
Glendale, Peoria, Surprise -
Contact Mr. Randolph Elias Lumm,
South Phoenix, Goodyear -
Contact Dr. Donald Campbell,

Federal Legislation to Stop Gambling Expansion 
Last Friday, Arizona Congressman Trent Franks announced that he will introduce a new bill in Congress to stop gambling expansion in Arizona’s metropolitan areas, particularly the new casino proposed in Glendale by the Tohono O’odham tribe.
Gambling is bad for Arizona families and communities, and it costs far more socially and economically than any financial benefits. In fact, a new report from the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation details how most of the casino owners, lobbyists, and government officials who most strongly promote gambling don’t gamble themselves and don’t want to live near gambling because they know how destructive and financially irresponsible it is.
Gambling is illegal in Arizona and is permitted on tribal lands only through special compacts signed in 2002. The Tohono O’odham tribe has proposed this new casino over 100 miles away from their original reservation, in the heart of a fast-growing West Valley urban area, across the street from a high school.
Congressman Franks’ legislation would stop this ill-advised casino by prohibiting Las Vegas-style gambling on land in Pinal, Pima, and Maricopa counties that is not part of the tribe’s original reservation. The bill is supported by Attorney General Tom Horne, Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Chairwoman Diane Enos of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and dozens of other state, local, and tribal officials. Read the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act online.

Faith in Action Tour  
In case you missed the news, Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) is hosting a very special event on October 29 with Dr. Del Tackett, creator of The Truth Project. The goal is to help youdiscover how God can use you to impact our community, engage you with local organizations to explore specific opportunities to make a difference right where you live, andtransform our community by putting God’s Word into action.
You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see Del speak live and connect with local ministries. Register now online or call 602.424.2525. Hope to see you there.

Trevor Loudon and Dr. David Noebel to speak in Phoenix, 10/18/11

Fellow Patriots, this news is not just big, it is HUGE!

Trevor Loudon

Dr. David A. Noebel
Brad Zinn,
in co-operation with Deer Valley Church and ONPTPpresents
Trevor Loudon and Dr. David A. Noebel - one evening ONLY!*
First time on stage together anywhere in the world!
October 18th, 2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Deer Valley Church
39th Avenue and Greenway
(SW corner, across from Greenway High School)
Suggested donation at door $5.00
After a year and a half of persuading (and fervent prayers) Trevor Loudon has agreed to come to Arizona to speak on October 18th. His schedule while in the United States is extremely tight, but he has carved out time to spend with us here in Arizona at my request. I am counting on your attendance to make this a successful event! (Neither Trevor Loudon nor Dr. Noebel have ever spoken in Phoenix before now. More on Dr. Noebel in a moment, but...)
First, if you do not know who Trevor Loudon is, you should.
If you like David Horowitz, you will LOVE Trevor Loudon.
If you like Andrew Breitbart, you will LOVE Trevor Loudon.
If you like Glenn Beck, you will LOVE Trevor Loudon.
If you like Jerome Corsi, you will LOVE Trevor Loudon.
If you like Cleon Skousen, you will LOVE Trevor Loudon.
Trevor Loudon is simply one of the most important voices on the world stage today as the internet blogger from New Zealand. Mr. Loudon is available at He began as the New Zeal Blog, but has now switched to his own name. He does the hard research that has helped blow the lid off the Obama Administration and its' ties to global Marxism-Leninism. He has done extensive research on George Soros, as well.
Trevor Loudon's blog broke the story of how Leon Panetta is tied to communists in California and has now been placed in charge of our military. Was he put there to cut the budget and gut the U.S. defenses? That has been the goal of the Soviet / Marxist / Communist Left from the beginning. The "Super Committee" seems poised to offer us two false choices - raise taxes or cut Defense. It is a false choice orchestrated by the Left. Read Trevor Loudon's article here;
And read about Leon Panetta here; (First in a series)
Listen to Cliff Kincaid and Trevor Loudon expose Leon Panetta here;
The Democratic Socialists of America are growing their numbers. The head of the Progressive Caucus is a Representative from our very own beloved State of Arizona, Raul Grijalva. What will it take to defeat them? Knowledge! Here is your chance to hear and learn the inside information from Trevor Loudon in person.
Recently, Glenn Beck claimed that Valerie Jarrett was Obama's KGB "handler." Is there any basis for this claim? Here is an article by Mr. Loudon from some time back. Come hear what Trevor Loudon has to say on this subject while he is in Phoenix.
One of the series of articles that Trevor Loudon has produced, based on his own personal research, is an expose of the Marxists lurking in State Legislatures all across the country. This is where future leaders are incubated (does Barack Obama ring a bell?) and his very first article in this series highlighted Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona;
Here is more on his U.S. schedule;
I know there may be other events or gatherings or meetings which you might attend that night, but let me ask you; When will you have another chance to hear one of the leading researchers, speakers, and writers, on the threat of Socialism, Islamic Jihad, Marxism, and the Obama Administration? (There is a Presidential debate that night from Las Vegas but you can set your video recorder, or go home and watch the inevitable re-run of the debate later that evening!)
Please help me show Trevor Loudon that his decision to spend time in Arizona was not a mistake on his part.
Dr. David A. Noebel of the Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado has just retired and re-located to Prescott, Arizona. However, he is still head of the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, founded by Dr. Fred C. Schwarz in 1953. Dr. Noebel took over the CACC when Dr. Schwarz retired, and has kept the "Schwarz Report Newsletter" going for well over a decade. Dr. Noebel has agreed to join this special evening!
Dr. Noebel is the author of "Understanding the Times" and he recently republished and updated "You Can Still Trust The Communists To Be Communists" by Dr. Fred Schwarz.
Both Trevor Loudon and Dr. David Noebel are prominently featured in the blockbuster documentary "The Agenda." However, these two men have never met. Until now. On October 18th, Trevor Loudon and Dr. Noebel will be together for the very first time, to meet face to face, and discuss the most pressing issues of our day. This will be an historic meeting! Let nothing keep you from being there.
Group leaders, LD leaders, bloggers, friends, please help me make this announcement go viral. Please forward this information to your lists. Please post on your websites, and if your meeting night might conflict, would you consider making this appearance by Trevor Loudon your special meeting, as well? I know Phoenix can show Trevor Loudon the Southwest hospitality that we are famous for! We have 400 comfortable seats waiting to be filled.
I am counting on my fellow Patriots to answer the call! For now, please put Tuesday, October 18th on your calendar. Thank you!
October 18th, 2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Deer Valley Church
39th Avenue and Greenway
(SW corner, across from Greenway High School)
Suggested donation at door $5.00
In Liberty,
Brad Zinn
*Arrangements for Trevor Loudon to speak in another large City in Arizona are being made as this is being sent out. However, he will only have one speaking engagement in Phoenix.
PS. A very special thank you to The Deer Valley Church, and the North Phoenix Tea Party for providing the venue and logistics for this historic event. Special thanks also to my partners, Arizona Mainstream Project, and Riders USA for their assistance. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. And bring a friend!
PPS. In November, the Deer Valley Church & NPTP will be sponsoring my presentation "Diagnosis: Communism," and in January, we will have a screening of "The Agenda." Our hope is to persuade Dr. Noebel to return in January for the screening of "The Agenda" and take questions after. Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming events!