Thursday, June 15, 2017


The 2017 Nominating Committee for the California Federation of Republican Women is seeking candidates for all offices of CFRW

Please refer to CFRW Bylaws, specifically those cited below for eligibility of candidates:

Article VII—Officers and Duties, Section 1: The elected officers shall be President, three (3) Vice Presidents (one each from Northern, Central, and Southern Divisions), Recording Secretary, Membership Secretary, and Treasurer.
Article VII—Officers and Duties, Section 3: the President’s term of office shall be for one term of two years and is limited to one term only. All other elected officers shall serve for a term of two years and may serve for no more than two consecutive terms. [Note: this means that if you already hold an office (other than President) and wish to run again for that office, you must reapply}
Article XI—Nominations and Elections, Section 6: Nominees shall be members in good standing in CFRW and Shall be in accord with the objectives, bylaws, and policies of CFRW
Article XI—Nominations and Elections, Section 7: to be eligible for the offices of CFRW President, and Vice President, a member shall have previously served as President at some level of CFRW, and have been a member of CFRW Board of Directors for not less than one term (two years).

Each candidate should send a resume and/or biographical history, and letters of recommendation via email to ALL MEMBERS of the Nominating Committee, including the alternates, by June 30, 2017.

The CFRW 2017 Nominating Committee:

Chairman: Patricia Welch-Foster patriciawelch at mindspring dot com
Alternate Chairman: Gaylon Kastner gylnkastner at gmail dot com
Elizabeth Hanson lizmports88 at gmail dot com
Pat Scott patriciaj-scott at comcast dot net
JoAn Townsend (alternate) jobiggs at sbcglobal dot net
Sue Blair sblair9821 at aol dot com
Pamela Faulkner faulkner_pam at yahoo dot com
Dee Chavez-Harmes (alternate) dee at cfosd dot com
Betty Scheidt bettyscheidt at comcast dot net
Debora Moore dklmoore at icloud dot com
Margaret Davis (alternate) margaret1688 at sbcglobal dot net

Please have your Regional Directors or County Presidents, depending on your Division, disseminate this information in a timely manner.

Thank you, and thank you all for your dedication and service to the Federation.

"The left didn't care when @HillaryClinton's @StateDept sold the Russians - THE RUSSIANS - 20% of our uranium production."

I was not elected to continue a failed system. I was elected to change it. All of us in government service were elected to solve the problems that have plagued our nation. We are here to think big, to act boldly, and to rise above the petty partisan squabbling of Washington D.C.

Remarks by President Trump on Regulatory Relief

Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C.

June 09, 2017 11:40 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Secretary Chao. Thank you, everybody. This is very nice, by the way. Beautiful. I want to really thank you. You have been so amazing as the leader of this department, and the progress is being made so quickly. Leaders and officials gathered here from across the country have all praised the work that the Secretary is doing to create a safe, modern and reliable transportation system for the United States and for its great, great, great people.

I also want to thank Secretary Zinke for the fantastic job he’s doing at the Department of the Interior to clear the way for new infrastructure and economic development.

Both Secretary Chao and Zinke joined us at the White House yesterday for a meeting with state and local leaders to develop plans to replace America’s decaying infrastructure and construct new roads, rails, pipelines, tunnels, and bridges all across our nation.

We are here today to focus on solving one of the biggest obstacles to creating this new and desperately needed infrastructure, and that is the painfully slow, costly, and time-consuming process of getting permits and approvals to build. And I also knew that from the private sector. It is a long, slow, unnecessarily burdensome process.

Alexandria: a wake up call for the left says @Rogerlsimon

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CFRW Capitol Update Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Budget Deadline

Tomorrow, June 15th, is the constitutional deadline to pass our state budget. If the budget is not passed by midnight tomorrow, our legislator’s pay will be rescinded every day until it is passed. The $183 billion spending plan will likely pass along party lines, with Republicans in the super-minority, not a single Republican vote is needed to pass this budget. In what can only be described as a legislative Democrat’s wish list, this budget aims to protect public employee unions, effectively dissolve the state Board of Equalization, and ignores critical infrastructure improvements. The budget includes many provisions that are not even budget related, like refiguring election laws to protect Senator Josh Newman from a recall effort in San Diego. But, more on that later. Let’s start with the Board of Equalization.

Ignoring Prop 54 and the requirement that legislation be in print and available online for 72 hours before a vote, this bill to strip power from the state Board of Equalization and instead create two new tax bureaucracies with no voter oversight has been jammed through and added to the budget deal before California taxpayers could weigh in on it. The BOE is an elected body of government, with four members, who hear appeals from businesses contesting state audits and tax fees. If changes need to be made to the state tax board, they should be done in an open and transparent manner.

Speaking of transparency, this budget does more to protect and solidify public employee union power under the guise of “employee orientation”. The bill included in the budget will allow unions to participate in state employee orientations and allow labor unions to address new state employees to “inform them of their rights”. Right. The “right” to join the union and pay “dues” that go toward political action, with the “right” to refuse joining the union or paying dues towards political action you may not necessarily agree with, without any retribution, right? Right. Any Republican bill aimed at reducing union control in political practices is swiftly defeated. Any Republican bill that seeks to allow employees to opt-out of union dues or “fair-share fees” is summarily killed. And yet, public employee unions overwhelmingly contribute to Democrats and lobby for liberal legislation. It is clear to see where Governor Brown and legislative Democrat’s priorities lie.

Those priorities do not include allocating budget spending for critical infrastructure improvements. There is nothing in this budget that directs money to improving the Oroville Dam spillway, our broken levee system, or securing permanent water storage. Instead, Democrats denied funding requests for these imperative projects, leaving our state in a dangerous position once again.

Tomorrow is judgement day for this budget, which is filled with political promises, lack of oversight and foresight, and creates a potentially dangerous environment when critical infrastructure continues to be ignored. Tomorrow, call YOUR Assemblyman and Senator and ask them to vote NO on this budget, ask them to go back to the drawing board and pass a back to basics budget. Find your representatives ◼ HERE.

Gas Tax Update

Democrats included in the budget a political ploy to protect Senator Josh Newman (D-San Diego) from a recall effort related to his vote for the Gas Tax in April. The bill attached to the budget, also known as a trailer bill, goes into effect immediately, unlike regular session bills. This bill would change election law as it pertains to recalls, allowing citizens to rescind their signatures and requiring the Secretary of State’s office to count and verify EVERY signature, not just a sampling as the current law states, thereby adding weeks to the certification process. These weeks matter, because our governor has 60-80 days to call for a recall election, but if that amount of time falls within 180 days of an election, he can call to consolidate the ballots. Democrats know that they have a better chance of protecting Newman in a primary election than they do in a special election called before it. This deceptive election law change is not the first of its kind. Democrats have a history of changing election laws to protect their interests. Californians need to wake up and pay attention!

It seems that that recently passed Gas Tax has awoken some Californians to action. The recall efforts of Josh Newman are just the beginning. In a recent poll done by UC Berkeley, 58% of likely voters OPPOSE the Gas Tax , including 39% who say they strongly oppose it. The numbers in opposition where high across the board, across geography, race, and age. This is good news for Republicans in districts where Democrats just barely eked out a victory this last election. We must make the passage of the Gas Tax THE ISSUE of 2018. Please visit ◼ to sign the petition, gather signatures, or donate to help repeal the Gas Tax.

Bills On The Move

This late in the legislative session, we are generally working hard to DEFEAT dangerous legislation. This session is no different. Bills are on the move in their second house hearings, and we need to remain on top of the action to OPPOSE these bad bills!

  • SB 6 (Hueso, D): Current law requires the State Department of Social Services, subject to the availability of funding, to contract with qualified nonprofit legal services organizations to provide legal services to unaccompanied, undocumented minors, as defined, who are transferred to the care and custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and who are present in this state. Existing law requires that the contracts awarded meet certain conditions. This bill would require the department to either contract with qualified nonprofit legal services organizations, or contract with a nonprofit agency to administer funding to nonprofit legal services organization subcontractors, to provide legal services to individuals in removal proceedings who are not otherwise entitled to legal representation under an existing local, state, or federal program. Location: 6/20-Assembly Judiciary Committee
  • SB 29 (Lara, D): Current law authorizes a county board of supervisors on behalf of its sheriff, and a legislative body of a city on behalf of its chief of police, to contract to provide supplemental law enforcement services to private individuals, private entities, and private corporations in specified circumstances and subject to certain conditions. This bill would, commencing on January 1, 2019, prohibit a city, county, or city and county, or a local law enforcement agency from entering into, renewing, or extending the length of a contract with a private corporation, contractor, or vendor to detain immigrants in civil immigration proceedings for profit. Location: Not On Calendar- Assembly Judiciary Committee
  • SB 54 (de Leon, D): Current law provides that when there is reason to believe that a person arrested for a violation of specified controlled substance provisions may not be a citizen of the United States, the arresting agency shall notify the appropriate agency of the United States having charge of deportation matters. This bill would repeal those provisions. Location: Not On Calendar- Assembly Judiciary Committee
  • SB 562 (Lara, D): Current law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. This bill, the Healthy California Act, would create the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state. Location: Assembly Desk, no committee assignment yet

CFRW Biennial Convention

Our biennial CFRW Convention is quickly approaching! ◼ CLICK HERE to download our Save the Date!

Disclaimer: The Capitol Update is an activity of the CFRW Advocate's Office. The update is for information only. CFRW official positions on legislation are stated immediately preceding the stated legislation or immediately following the stated legislation in this report.

GUNMAN: 'Are Those Republicans or Democrats Out There?' SHOOTING AT CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME

Being a daring, subversive Marxist is one thing but annoying Delta Airlines is quite another.

...Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled out of their sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday over a production of “Julius Caesar” that reimagines the main character as President Trump.

…Delta, which donates between $100,000 and $499,000 annually, according to Deadline, pulled its sponsorship Sunday afternoon.

Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater effective immediately.”

Bank of America, one of The Public Theaters’s dozen corporate sponsors, offered similar reasoning.

“Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park,” a spokeswoman told the Daily News. “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it.”

Of course, some of the play’s backers remain. For example, CNN and its parent company Time Warner. In fact, plagiarizer and CNN host Fareed Zakaria raved about play!

The emerging cultural rule seems clear enough: Oppose the president if you wish, but avoid violent imagery, even in jest, and you don’t get a pass if you launder your murder fantasies through Shakespeare. Showing the president’s head cut off, or having him stabbed on stage every night, isn’t going to be condoned by corporate America. The Public Theater, which produces the Shakespeare in the Park plays, has been suddenly reminded that it receives city, state, and federal grants. Take public money and you’re answerable to the public. (The National Endowment stresses that it didn’t support this particular production but continues to support the Public Theater, a distinction that may not impress you given that the director of Julius Caesar and the artistic director of the Public Theater are the same person.)

So subdued was the theater world as the news about Delta spread that Sunday night’s Tony awards turned out to be almost completely Trump-free. The evening was notably short on impassioned pleas, i.e., shrill grandstanding. What jokes were directed at Trump were few and mostly mild and there were even a couple of moments of (arguably) pro-Trump humor. The host, Kevin Spacey, mentioned the longtime voice of CNN, James Earl Jones, who received an honorary award, as “the most trusted name in fake news,” then later did a bit in character as Bill Clinton in which he mocked Hillary Clinton’s e-mail debacle...

"Tired of women who act tough and full of attitude revert to whining about unfairness if their discourteousness is reciprocated."

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A good day to remind everyone that AG Eric Holder ran guns to Mexico, lied to Congress about it, was found in contempt & never prosecuted.

FEC report: Mueller's team includes big Democrat donors, Hillary supporters

DNC Hackers Targeted Conservative Heritage Foundation Before Election

Constitutional lawyer completely destroys liberal Trump ‘obstruction’ narrative live on MSNBC

1.9 Million Obamacare Cancellations: Most cite high costs and insurers dropping coverage

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee

COTTON: Well, I am on this side of the dais, so I can say a very simple question that should be asked. I am on the side of the dais, so a very simple question that should be asked is, did Donald Trump or any of his associates in the campaign collude with Russia in hacking those e-mails and releasing them to the public? That's where we started six months ago. We've now heard six of the eight Democrats on this committee, and to my knowledge I don't think a single one of them asked that question? They've gone down lots of other rabbit trails, but not that question.

Maybe that is because Jim Comey said last week, as he said to Donald Trump, told him three times, he assured him he was not under investigation. Maybe it's because multiple Democrats on this committee have stated that they have seen no evidence thus far after six months of our investigation and 10 months -- or 11 months of an FBI investigation of any such collusion....

COTTON: Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?


SESSIONS: Yes. I do.

COTTON: Have -- have you ever in any of these fantastical situations hear of a plot line so ridiculous that a sitting United States Senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of (inaudible)?

SESSIONS: Thank you for saying that, Senator Cotton. It's just like "Through the Looking Glass." I mean, what is this? I explained how, in good faith, I said I had not met with Russians because they were suggesting I as a surrogate had been meeting continuously with Russians. I said I didn't meet with them.

And now the next thing you know, I'm accused of some reception, plotting some sort of influence campaign for the American election. It's just beyond my capability to understand, and I really appreciate, Mr. Chairman, the opportunity to at least, to be able to say publicly, I didn't participate in that and know nothing about it.

Pro-Trump shirts censored in high school yearbook


Monday, June 12, 2017

WATCH: Trump at risk from Comey/Mueller team. Sessions also should not testify

...One of the few media outlets that has consistently expressed skepticism about Comey is the Wall Street Journal. When he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be FBI director in 2013, they presciently wrote a piece headlined, “The Political Mr. Comey: Obama’s FBI nominee has a record of prosecutorial excess and bad judgment.” The article described even then Comey’s “media admirers” and a “media fan base” that refused to ask him tough questions. But the Journal had concerns:
Any potential FBI director deserves scrutiny, since the position has so much power and is susceptible to ruinous misjudgments and abuse. That goes double with Mr. Comey, a nominee who seems to think the job of the federal bureaucracy is to oversee elected officials, not the other way around, and who had his own hand in some of the worst prosecutorial excesses of the last decade....
You might remember Martha Stewart being sent to jail. You might not remember that James Comey was the man who put her there, and not because he was able to charge her for anything he began investigating her for. The original investigation was into whether Stewart had engaged in insider trading. They didn’t even try to get her on that charge. Gene Healy wrote about it in 2004, warning about federal prosecutorial overreach:
Comey didn’t charge Stewart with insider trading. Instead, he claimed that Stewart’s public protestations of innocence were designed to prop up the stock price of her own company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and thus constituted securities fraud. Stewart was also charged with making false statements to federal officials investigating the insider trading charge — a charge they never pursued. In essence, Stewart was prosecuted for “having misled people by denying having committed a crime with which she was not charged,” as Cato Institute Senior Fellow Alan Reynolds put it.
The pursuit was described as “vindictive” in the New York Times and “petty and vindictive” in The Daily Beast.

But she still served a five-month prison sentence....

A year ago, then Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried editing ISIS out of the Orlando Pulse attack

"This fake FaceBook page puts my family in danger, incites campus violence. FB won't remove it. People think it's real and have called police"

Sunday, June 11, 2017

An inspirational message from @jaketapper to his (now) fellow @dartmouthalumni

Will the #ParisAgreement exit bring more rational climate policies in our future?

London Bridge jihad mass murderer applied for a SECURITY job at Wimbledon, suspected plot to blow up Wimbledon

Pigs fly: Dianne Feinstein says Congress needs to investigate whether Loretta Lynch covered for Clinton campaign

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