July 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Lawmakers meet for 2nd day of school funding session – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawmakers-meet-for-2nd-day-of-school-funding-session/2254715/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Tells Republicans ‘Revolution’ is Coming: Sources – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-Tells-Republicans-Revolution-is-Coming-Sources-437054813.html
— Governor Rauner to Illinois Dems: ‘Turn In Your Homework’ – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/governor-rauner-tells-illinois-democrats-to-turn-in-your-homework-437015833.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner, Dems Heading Toward School-Funding Showdon – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/27/rauner-dems-heading-toward-school-funding-showdon/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House OKs $1.6B down payment for Trump’s wall – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/270528473-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The politics of education funding in Illinois is truly deranged – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-illinois-school-funding-zorn-perspec-0728-md-20170727-column.html
— Adam Andrzejewski’s commitment to transparency doesn’t extend to his own biography – Kim Janssen  (DIERSEN: Based on this, the Chicago Tribune wants me to provide even more details on why I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member,  an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, an IRS employee, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-100k-forbes-0728-chicago-inc-20170727-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He’ll surely be happy, then, to clear up any confusion over his 2010 Republican primary campaign, which he describes in his biography on his organization’s website as ending in “a close loss on Election Day.”  Andrzejewski came in fifth, out of six declared candidates, with 14 percent of the vote. “It was a very credible campaign,” he told Inc. “I only lost by 40,000 votes.” Technically, it was 44,497. But who’s counting?)
— Judge denies windfall to teachers union lobbyist who was substitute for one day – Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-substitute-teacher-pension-windfall-met-728-20190727-story.html
— Scaramucci ignites fierce White House fight: ‘The fish stinks from the head down’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-white-house-drama-scaramucci-20170727-story.html
— Trump’s voting commission again asks states for voter data, vows to protect records – Mark Berman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-voter-fraud-commission-data-20170727-story.html
— House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon with $1.6 billion for border wall – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-congress-spending-pentagon-border-wall-20170727-story.html
— Republicans send mixed signals on immediate Rauner veto of school funding bill – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-education-veto-mixed-message-met-0728-20170727-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Day 2 of Special Session: Legislators meet for minutes, do nothing – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/day-2-of-special-session-legislators-meet-for-minutes-do-nothing/
— Mendoza compares Rauner to ‘check-bouncer’ after school funding plea – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mendoza-compares-rauner-to-check-bouncer-after-school-funding-plea/
— Scout chief apologizes to any offended by Trump’s ‘political rhetoric’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/scout-chief-apologizes-to-any-offended-by-trumps-political-rhetoric/
— Dem pollster: Survey shows Rauner ‘albatross around the neck of GOP’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/dga-poll-calls-rauner-extremely-vulnerable-shows-job-rating-dip/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville business owner Becky Anderson Wilkins enters 5-way Democratic race to unseat Roskam – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170727/naperville-business-owner-enters-5-way-democratic-race-to-unseat-roskam
— Des Plaines spent $189,000 in failed legal fight to fire cop – Chacour Koop  (DIERSEN: If I had not taken my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, how many millions of taxpayer dollars would they have spent to fire me?  Who would have come to my defense – a) Republicans who have represented me in the U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Illinois General Assembly, Illinois Senate, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, my precinct and/or b) the Republican Party, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), my representative on the IRP State Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee?  Provably none of the aforesaid because they overwhelmingly reject the Rutan decision (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html) and they promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170727/des-plaines-spent-189000-in-failed-legal-fight-to-fire-cop

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner lags in new Dem poll – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170727/BLOGS02/170729867/illinois-gov-rauner-lags-in-new-poll
— What Illinois stands to gain from losing huge Foxconn factory- GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What did I “gain” by taking my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” on September 30, 1997 when I was 49 years old?  ANSWER: No longer having to come to work and enduring their tremendous efforts to get rid of me. QUESTION: What did I lose?  First, the difference between my salary ($122,991/year in today’s dollars) an my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension (currently $50,856/year) or $72,135/year in today’s dollars until I would taken regular retirement and then the difference between what my CSRS pension would have been (much more than $50,856/year) and $50,856/year for the rest of my life.  So far, during the last 238 months, I have lost $1,430,856 in today’s dollars, that is, what my salary would have been ($2,439,500) minus the CSRS pension payments that I have received ($1,008,644). But the lost money is nothing compared to the ammunition that my Democrat GAO superiors gave my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They use my being forced to take early retirement to hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be a racist, a sexist, a bigot, or even far worse things.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170727/BLOGS02/170729870/what-illinois-gains-from-losing-huge-foxconn-factory

 

WBEZ
— Chicago’s Latino High Schools Face Big Drops In Enrollment — and Funding – Sarah Karp  (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps continue trying to fill those schools with illegals.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagos-latino-high-schools-face-big-drops-in-enrollment-and-funding/943ab2c1-8301-42aa-ab7b-32ad7b249f24

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— To stand or not to stand: District 99 discusses policy encouraging pledge participation – BOB RAKOW  (DIERSEN: One should expect that parents, teachers, administrators, other individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups will ever-increasingly encourage students to NOT stand for the pledge: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/07/25/to-stand-or-not-to-stand-district-99-discusses-policy-encouraging-pledge-participation/akuq0gr/

 

WAND
— Illinois Statehouse distrust continues – Michon Lindstrom
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35991134/illinois-statehouse-distrust-continues

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— No action taken on day two of special session – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/no-action-taken-on-day-two-of-special-session-07-27-2017

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— GOP members meet with governor – Emilee Fannon
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/gop-members-meet-with-governor/776510193

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— State Representative Chad Hays fails to disclose income. – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/07/state-representative-chad-hays-fails-to-disclose-income/
— Orland Park Public Library Accused of Rampant New FOIA Violations – KEVIN DUJAN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/07/orland-park-public-library-accused-of-rampant-new-foia-violations/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Is Fox News 32 Chicago Fair and Balanced? – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/fox-news-32-chicago-fair-balanced/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Breen to be new House GOP floor leader
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/27/breen-to-be-new-house-gop-floor-leader/
— Barickman walks it back, blames the coverage *** Barickman claims Rauner will negotiate when he gets SB 1, cautions on outcome
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/27/barickman-claims-rauner-will-negotiate-when-he-gets-sb-1-cautions-on-outcome/

 

DAILY CALLER
— IRS Continues To Hire Employees With Performance Problems – Chuck Ross  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, IRS would NOT have a) hired me in 1971, b) promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, or c) let me work there for almost 9 years. To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors a) got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, b) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974 (SEE:
http://www.gao.gov/products/463866), c) did not promote me beyond GS-12, and d) disallowed my education deductions in 1978. My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates dismissed/belittled the fact that a) I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, b) I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and c) I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/27/irs-continues-to-hire-employees-with-performance-problems/
— Media Shuns Jobs, Economy To Talk Trump Controversies – Amber Athey
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/27/media-shuns-jobs-economy-to-talk-trump-controversies/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow that because of their efforts, “Trump Loses Support In 13 Key Red States.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/27/trump-loses-support-in-13-key-red-states/

 

GOPUSA
— Minnesota Department of Education ‘segregates’ students uneasy with transgender accommodations  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats get rid of you if you are “uneasy with transgender accommodations.”)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27602
— Reparations anyone? Leftist urban group demands them for ‘War on Drugs’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27699
— Trump was right: 21 states reveal 8,471 double votes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27746
— Amazon’s Bezos passes Bill Gates as world’s richest person  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being rich. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27821

 

BREITBART
— Paul Ryan All in For Buddy Reince Priebus: ‘I Think He’s Doing a Great Job As Chief of Staff’ – MATTHEW BOYLE  (DIERSEN: Who is “all in” for you? My critics/opponents have made it very clear that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy anyone who is “all-in” for me.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/27/paul-ryan-all-in-for-buddy-reince-priebus-i-think-hes-doing-a-great-job-as-chief-of-staff/
— Swedish Shop Refuses Woman Service For Not Wearing Hijab – CHRIS TOMLINSON
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/27/swedish-shop-refuses-woman-service-not-wearing-hijab/

 

FOX NEWS
— Sarah Palin to subpoena two dozen New York Times staffers in lawsuit
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/27/sarah-palin-to-subpoena-two-dozen-new-york-times-staffers-in-lawsuit.html

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Seems like Scaramucci’s gunning for Reince Priebus’ job: Coulter
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5523459438001/?#sp=show-clips

 

EAGLE FORUM
— President Trump Upholds Military Readiness; Restricts Transgenders from Military – Tabitha Walter
http://eagleforum.org/publications/press-releases/eagle-forum-applauds-president-trumps-move-to-restrict-transgender-persons-from-american-military.html

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— 10 States Ready Legal Action to Undo Obama Amnesty for ‘Dreamers’ – Fred Lucas
http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/27/10-states-ready-legal-action-undo-obama-amnesty-dreamers/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— John McCain Is No Hypocrite – MAX BLOOM  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as being a hypocrite a) because I avoided the draft, b) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, and c) because I am not a member of any church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to any church.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449911/john-mccain-health-care-speech-wasnt-hypocritcal

 

THE HILL
— Scaramucci: Priebus is a ‘paranoid schizophrenic,’ will be asked to resign – JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344215-scaramucci-priebus-is-a-paranoid-schizophrenic-will-be-asked-to
— House approves spending bill with funds for Trump’s border wall – CRISTINA MARCOS AND NIV ELIS
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/344214-house-approves-spending-bill-with-funds-for-trumps-border-wall

 

ABC NEWS
— Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/scaramucci-mentions-priebus-deleted-tweet-leaks-48880025

 

CNBC
— Jeff Bezos faces new enemies now that he’s the world’s richest man  Jeff Bezos faces new challenges now that he’s the world’s richest man. His political and business enemies will be even more motivated to move against him. Bezos should learn some lessons from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on how to handle it. – Jake Novak
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/27/jeff-bezos-facing-new-enemies-as-worlds-richest-man-commentary.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— WHO WAS SHE? A DNA TEST ONLY OPENED NEW MYSTERIES.  How Alice Collins Plebuch’s foray into “recreational genomics” upended a family tree. – Libby Copeland (DIERSEN: What is your national origin?  During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.  Further, according to
http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/lifestyle/she-thought-she-was-irish-until-a-dna-test-opened-a-100-year-old-mystery/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Scaramucci calls Priebus a ‘f–king paranoid schizophrenic’ in rant – Bob Fredericks
http://nypost.com/2017/07/27/scaramucci-calls-priebus-a-f-king-paranoid-schizophrenic-in-rant/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Scaramucci goes on vulgar attack against own communications team, calls Priebus ‘paranoid schizophrenic’ – Megan Cerullo
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/scaramucci-calls-reince-priebus-paranoid-schizophrenic-article-1.3362727

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— Labor movement turns to social activism to attract millennials – Fatima Hussein  (DIERSEN: What percent of millennials are or will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/07/27/labor-movement-turns-social-activism-attract-millennials/456409001/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— CHINA’S NEXT TARGET: U.S. MICROCHIP HEGEMONY – Bob Davis and Eva Dou  (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, China will use its cheap labor and its abuse of the environment to destroy every industry in America and in the rest of the world.  Anti-Trumps have no problem with that.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-next-target-u-s-microchip-hegemony-1501168303

 

FORTUNE
— Scaramucci: Reince Priebus Is ‘a F**king Paranoid Schizophrenic’ – Andrew Nusca
http://fortune.com/2017/07/27/scaramucci-priebus-schizophrenic/

 

DAILY BEAST
— With Trump’s ‘Green Light,’ Scaramucci Declares Total War on ‘Paranoid Schizophrenic’ Reince Priebus  In an interview, Anthony Scaramucci said he and Reince Priebus were like brothers …who may or may not want to kill each other. – LACHLAN MARKAY and ASAWIN SUEBSAENG  (DIERSEN: Of course, operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my critics/opponents have given them green lights.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/with-trumps-green-light-scaramucci-declares-total-war-on-reince-priebus

 

FED WEEK
— Preparing for a Mixed Generation Household  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that after I graduated from NIU in August of 1970 when I was 21, I lived with my mother and brother who is 5 years younger than me in Crete until September of 1972. But that was a) because my father had died suddenly at age 47 in October of 1969, b) because my mother had never attended high school and she had never earned income, c) because I had applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support them, and d) because the job that I had gotten working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights did not pay that much. In June of 1971, I started working for IRS at the GS-7 level (currently $44,853/year), and in June of 1972, IRS promoted me to GS-9 (currently $54,864/year).)
http://www.fedweek.com/publishers-perspective/preparing-mixed-generation-household/

 

ILLINOIS HOMES
— FOR SALE: 500 Arbor Avenue, Wheaton – $727,800
http://www.illinoishomes.com/chicago-suburbs-west/wheaton/home/500-Arbor-Avenue,-Wheaton,-IL-60189/9702792/photos

July 27 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Trump’s Transgender Ban Nod to Christian Conservatives: President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement amounted to a direct political lifeline to his most passionate supporters – Steve Peoples  (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes work against me the hardest.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Trump-Transgender-Ban-Nod-to-Christian-Conservatives-Analysis-436906453.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dem poll says Rauner ‘extremely vulnerable,’ shows job rating dip – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/dga-poll-calls-rauner-extremely-vulnerable-shows-job-rating-dip/
— ALMOST ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote gender confusion.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-trump-devalues-my-service-says-transgender-veteran/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/col-jennifer-pritzker-trumps-transgender-ban-a-huge-step-backward/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Teens from across the globe in Chicago to volunteer – Stefano Esposito
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/teens-from-across-the-globe-in-chicago-to-volunteer/
— Scaramucci calls in to CNN, vows crackdown on leakers – AP (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/scaramucci-doubles-down-on-complaints-of-leaks/
— Mayor Emanuel sends special honor to ailing Sen. John McCain – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/sneed-mayor-emanuel-sends-special-honor-to-ailing-sen-john-mccain/
— White Castle targeted by protesters at building sites – Mary Mitchell (DIERSEN: Because all the jobs that I had were “bad” jobs, no protesters ever showed up wanting my jobs where I worked.  I did yard work and delivered newspapers in Crete 1962-1964; washed dishes in Chicago Heights 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor, chipped slag in South Chicago Heights, and pumped gasoline in South Chicago Heights in 1966; delivered mail in Park Forest 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line in Belivdere and as a security guard in DeKalb 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances in Chicago Heights 1970-1971; pumped gasoline in Chicago Heights 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes in Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies in Chicago 1980-1997.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-white-castle-targeted-by-protesters-at-building-sites/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago deflates plan to fly giant pig balloons in front of Trump Tower – Leonor Vivanco  (DIERSEN: If you won a government office or a political office, what would your critics/opponents try to do to insult you?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-trump-tower-pig-balloons-denied-met-20170727-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–congress-border-wall-20170726-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Illinois budget backlog is giving health care providers, patients a headache – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-state-health-insurance-university-employees-20170627-story.html
— Amazon has more than 50,000 jobs to fill; Hiring event planned for Aug. 2 – Corilyn Shropshire  (DIERSEN: From what I see, it is ever-increasingly difficult for members of the following groups to get good jobs: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-amazon-hiring-fair-0727-biz-20170726-story.html
— Michelle Obama’s burden — and ours  Despite the many outrages against her and her family, the former first lady remained resolutely upbeat about this nation as a land of opportunity. – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: What has taken opportunity away from you?  For me, it has been Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  In 1971, I would have become an Oldsmobile employee instead of an IRS employee if Oldsmobile had not withdrawn a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.  What has given you opportunity?  For me, it was civil service protections. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-michelle-obama-racism-perspec-0727-20170726-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump leans on base amid stalled agenda – Noah Bierman  (DIERSEN: What is your base? My base includes individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform, b) reject planks in the IRP platform, and/or reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-base-20170727-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day – AP  (DIERSEN: From what I see, it is ever-increasingly difficult for members of the following groups to get good jobs: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170726/news/307269939/
— Special session tab could have been higher without suburban lawmaker’s bill – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who successfully got IRS to officially investigate (that is, to disallow) my $5 a day partial day per diem requests in 1974 (SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866).)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170727/special-session-tab-could-have-been-higher-without-suburban-lawmakers-bill
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bush’s bill, which goes into effect immediately, caps all 177 General Assembly members’ per diem rates at $111 per session day; lawmakers who travel more than 50 miles to the capitol would continue to be reimbursed 39 cents per mile. It would also eliminate a 2.1 percent cost of living adjustment to their annual salary, which has a base pay of $67,636 before stipends for leadership and committee roles. Without the legislation, per diems were set to rise to $142 per day, and mileage to 53 cents per mile, based on federal rates.)
– ‘New troops’ – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170727/special-session-tab-could-have-been-higher-without-suburban-lawmakers-bill
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You’ve read here recently about a staff shake-up in Rauner’s office, with overhauls to his policy and communications teams, as well as a change of those in charge of his campaign operation. What happened, we asked him this week when he took time to speak to the Daily Herald editorial board? “Battling (House Speaker Michael) Madigan and his political self-serving machine is very draining, very difficult, and sometimes, we need new troops,” he said.)

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Bannon’s plan to tax top earners 44% to be considered by GOP – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170727/NEWS02/170729876/bannons-plan-to-tax-top-earners-44-to-be-considered-by-gop

 

DNA INFO
— I Know All About Crooked Pols — I’m From Chicago, Calif. Gov. Hopeful John Cox Says
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170727/gold-coast/john-cox-california-governor-election-race-campaign

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner remains on the personal attack – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: Who has attacked you?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes and their attacks against me. I could group them as follows: Wheaton elected officials and employees, Milton Township officials and employees, DuPage County officials and employees, Illinois officials and employees, federal officials and employees, Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders and members, DuPage County Republican Central Committee leaders and members, Illinois Republican Party leaders and members, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois leaders and members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce leaders and members, Illinois Center Right Coalition leaders and members, American Association of Political Consultants leaders and members, etc.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170726/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-remains-on-personal-attack

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— S.B. 1: Who’s not the boss of whom? – Jim Dey  (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman?  If so, who is your boss?  For me, my boss is the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes disagree.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that my bosses include the MTRCC officers, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) officers, my representative on the IRP State Central Committee, the IRP officers, and all the Republican elected officials who represent all or part of my precinct. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that political parties exist to win elections no matter what it takes. According to them, “the platform is the problem.” “To win,” a) they want to dump the traditional family, right to life, abortion, immigration, illegal drugs, equal opportunity, Second Amendment, and/or other planks in the Republican Party platform and IRP platform and b) they want to dump the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.  To attract voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors, THEY WANT THE MTRCC, DCRCC, IRP, AND REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DUMP voters who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  Of course, I disagree.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-27/jim-dey-sb-1-whos-not-boss-whom.html
— Trump-related tumult triggering surge of Democratic candidates – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-27/trump-related-tumult-triggering-surge-democratic-candidates.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Experts’ Take On The Budget – DAISY CONTRERAS  (DIERSEN: If you agree with someone, you say that person is an expert.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-experts-take-budget#stream/0

 

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Chicago schools can’t get preferential treatment, Wheeler argues
http://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/511162661-chicago-schools-can-t-get-preferential-treatment-wheeler-argues

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT NAVY PIER, WATCHING CHICAGO TEACHERS’ TIF PROTEST
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/wheres-weyermuller-at-navy-pier-watching-chicago-teachers-tif-protest.html

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Sangamon County GOP profits from Rauner’s warehouse scandal cronies
https://realgopillinois.com/2017/07/26/sangamon-gop-rauner-warehouse-scandal-cronies/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Team Rauner sets 5-day fundraising target “to show Madigan that Illinois does not want the old way”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/27/team-rauner-sets-5-day-fundraising-target-to-show-madigan-that-illinois-does-not-want-the-old-way/
— DGA Poll: Rauner disapproval at 63 percent
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/27/dga-poll-rauner-disapproval-at-63-percent/
— Pritzker lampoon’s Rauner’s “Best team in America” comment
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/27/pritzker-lampoons-rauners-best-team-in-america-comment/

 

GOPUSA
— Who Owns Border Death Truck Tragedy? Mexico!
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27767
— OUTSTANDING: ICE Chief Looking into Possibility of Charges for Sanctuary City Leaders
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27786
— USA Today’s Impeachment-Push Poll
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27769
— Confident in Trump, gun owners buy fewer rifles, shotguns
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27625

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Scaramucci names Priebus in now-deleted tweet about leaks – Sally Persons (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/27/anthony-scaramucci-names-reince-priebus-in-now-del/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Anthony Scaramucci dares Reince Priebus to prove he’s not a leaker – Pete Kasperowicz (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/anthony-scaramucci-dares-reince-priebus-to-prove-hes-not-a-leaker/article/2629834

 

FOX NEWS
— Scaramucci on White House leaks: ‘We’re going to let people go if we have to’ (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/27/scaramucci-on-white-house-leaks-were-going-to-let-people-go-if-have-to.html

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Establishment GOP Is Committing Suicide (DIERSEN: What does the Establishment GOP think of you?)
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/26138

 

NEWSMAX
— Scaramucci Says He’ll Contact FBI Over ‘Leak’ of Financial Data  (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/scaramucci-fbi-financial-data/2017/07/27/id/804059/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Combat Veteran: War Is No Place For The Gender Confused – Jonah Bennett  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote gender confusion.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/combat-veteran-war-is-no-place-for-the-gender-confused/
— Are 15,000 Trans People Serving In The US Military? – Holmes Lybrand  (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, the Selective Service classified me 1-A (Available for military service) even though my vision has never been correctable to 20/20, I have partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/fact-check-are-15000-trans-people-serving-in-the-us-military/

 

RED STATE
— Scaramucci Ramps Up Leak Attack, Wants Feds To Target Reince Priebus??? – Brad Slager  (DIERSEN: Who wants the Feds to target you?  My critics/opponents a) got my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, to always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, to not promote me beyond GS-13, to keep me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and to force me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) got my Democrat IRS superiors to not promote me beyond GS-12, disallow my education deductions in 1978, and disallow my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) got my Democrat Post Office superiors to force me resign in 1969 and disallow my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.redstate.com/bradslager/2017/07/27/scaramucci-ramps-leak-attack-wants-feds-target-reince-priebus/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Don’t Gut the Congressional Budget Office – CASEY BURGAT & C. JARRETT DIETERLE  (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, Republican gutted GAO.  To deal with budget cuts, the Democrats who ran GAO back then got rid of its employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449864/gutting-cbo-wrong-way-get-revenge

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Donald Trump Was An Early Proponent Of Ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Daniel Marans
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-lgbtq-military_us_5978aa08e4b0e201d57a3257

 

CNN
— Why Breitbart hasn’t gone to war for Sessions – Kurt Bardella  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My GAO Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/opinions/breitbart-trump-sessions-opinion-bardella/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Allies Warn Trump of Conservative Revolt Unless He Backs Off Sessions – PETER BAKER and JENNIFER STEINHAUER  (DIERSEN: Who are your allies? My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They have made it very clear that they will have their operatives and their dupes destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might defend me. My critics/opponents stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/white-house-aides-think-trump-will-let-sessions-stay-for-now.html
— Uncle Sam No Longer Wants You – Editorial  (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, the Selective Service classified me 1-A (Available for military service) even though my vision has never been correctable to 20/20, I have partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/opinion/donald-trump-transgender-pandering.html
— How Trump Could Oust Sessions if He Declines to Quit – CHARLIE SAVAGE  (DIERSEN: To oust me, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/trump-jeff-sessions.html
— Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace – ALAN FEUER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/nyregion/justice-department-gays-workplace.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Scaramucci vows to ‘contact FBI’ over ‘felony’ of Politico leak — in tweet which he then deletes – Fred Barbash
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/27/scaramucci-vows-to-contact-fbi-over-felony-of-politico-leak-in-tweet-which-he-then-deletes/
— Unions oppose Trump’s pick to head government personnel office – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/26/unions-oppose-trumps-pick-to-head-government-personnel-office/

 

USA TODAY
— Google launches $50 million dollar initiative to help people get jobs – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: From what I see, it is ever-increasingly difficult for members of the following groups to get good jobs: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/26/exclusive-google-pledges-50-million-help-people-land-jobs/511125001/
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/2017/07/26/google-launches-50-million-dollar-initiative-help-people-get-jobs/104016848/

 

VOICE OF AMERICA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://www.voanews.com/a/house-joins-senate-dreamers-legislation/3961023.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Lawmakers Back in Session—and Clashing With Governor  After veto override that broke budget logjam, state now tackles education funding formula – Quint Forgey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-lawmakers-back-in-sessionand-clashing-with-governor-1501084212
— Obama IRS Abuse Should Unite Trump and Sessions  Career Justice Department lawyers are still defending the old administration’s indefensible positions. – Jerome Marcus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-irs-abuse-should-unite-trump-and-sessions-1501106593
— The Post-Hillary Democrats  How in God’s name, the Democrats wonder, did we ever lose the 2016 election to him? – Daniel Henninger  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats and RINOs will continue to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-post-obama-democrats-1501106486

 

FORTUNE
— Anthony Scaramucci Deletes ‘Leak’ Tweet Directed at Reince Priebus – Lucinda Shen (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://fortune.com/2017/07/27/anthony-scaramucci-financial-disclosure-reince-priebus/

 

DAILY BEAST
— Scaramucci: Leakers Would Have Been Hanged 150 Years Ago (DIERSEN: Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being a leaker.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/scaramucci-leakers-would-have-been-hanged-150-years-ago

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
— Anti-LGBT Groups Celebrate Trump’s Ban on Transgender Citizens Serving in the US Military  (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked the hardest against me.)
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/07/26/anti-lgbt-groups-celebrate-trumps-ban-transgender-citizens-serving-us-military

July 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois school funding bill in limbo as special session starts – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/education/illinois-school-funding-bill-in-limbo-as-special-session-starts/2251809/
— Trump says transgender people should be barred from military – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-transgender-people-should-be-barred-from-military/2251456/

 

NBC5
— Madigan Says He Believes House May Override Rauner’s SB 1 Veto – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-cullerton-madigan-special-session-436830663.html
— Lawmakers Hold ‘Service Day’ in Protest of Special Session – Kye Martin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/cassidy-williams-boycott-special-session-436766003.html
— Trump Calls Out Chicago’s Violence After Sending Feds to City
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Calls-Out-Chicagos-Violence-After-Sending-Feds-to-City-436749943.html

 

CBS2
— Day One Of Special Session For School Funding Ended In No Decision – Derrick Blakely
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/26/special-session-school-funding/
— Public Gets First Say At Full City Council Meeting; ‘Why Did It Take So Long?’ – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/26/city-council-first-public-comments/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Despite new Trump threat, Emanuel holds onto sanctuary city stance – Hal Dardick and John Byrne  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps talk and act like they intend to use foreign countries, mainly Mexico, and their citizens to get rid of America and its citizens.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-roundup-met-0727-20170726-story.html
— Cullerton won’t send Rauner school funding bill until Monday – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-special-session-met-0727-20170726-story.html
— Local Democrats attack Trump over tweet about transgender troops in the military – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-transgender-ban-illinois-congress-met-0726-20170726-story.html
— With school scheduled to start next month, Aurora schools are still waiting on state funding – Sarah Freishtat
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-school-funding-st-0727-20170726-story.html
— Chicagoans get chance to speak at City Council meeting, but doesn’t mean they were heard – John Byrne and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-public-comment-met-20170726-story.html
— Transgender veterans take issue with Trump’s tweets – Leonor Vivanco
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-transgender-military-chicago-met-20170726-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote gender confusion.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-transgender-military-ban-dahleen-glanton-met-20170731-column.html
— Mr. Madigan, Mr. Cullerton, Wisconsin thanks you for blocking Illinois reforms – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-foxconn-madigan-cullerton-rauner-edit-0727-md-20170726-story.html
— Boy Scouts president expected fiery Trump speech – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-boy-scouts-fiery-trump-speech-20170726-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner camp calls Cullerton’s ‘mental state’ remark ‘inappropriate’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-camp-calls-cullertons-mental-state-remark-inappropriate/
— Trump slaps Rahm: ‘Better tell that mayor to get tough’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-slaps-rahm-better-tell-that-mayor-to-get-tough/
— Republican ‘repeal-only’ health care measure fails in Senate – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/republican-repeal-only-health-care-measure-fails-in-senate/
— Public participation at City Council meetings begins — within limits – Amanda Svachula
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/public-participation-at-city-council-meetings-begins-within-limits/
— Trump leaves transgender troops in limbo – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-trump-leaves-transgender-troops-in-limbo/
— Waiting for Gov. Rauner to show true colors on immigration – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-waiting-for-gov-rauner-to-show-true-colors-on-immigration/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Dr. Ann Rondeau Celebrates First Year at College of DuPage
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170726/dr-ann-rondeau-celebrates-first-year-at-college-of-dupage

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois loses huge Foxconn factory to Wisconsin – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170726/NEWS05/170729898/illinois-loses-huge-foxconn-factory-to-wisconsin
— Illinois lets Edge die as Wisconsin gets Foxconn – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170726/BLOGS02/170729887/illinois-lets-edge-die-as-wisconsin-gets-foxconn
— Illinois Dems outraged over Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170726/BLOGS02/170729889/illinois-dems-outraged-over-trumps-ban-on-transgender-soldiers
— Chicago chamber beefs up lobbying team – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170726/BLOGS02/170729892/chicago-chamber-beefs-up-lobbying-team

 

WTTW
— Local Republicans Kent Gray, Joe Walsh, and Pat Brady React to the Turmoil in Washington – Paul Caine
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/26/local-republicans-react-turmoil-washington

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Madigan says governor won’t compromise on ed bill – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/madigan-says-governor-won-t-compromise-on-ed-bill/article_0ba8117e-480f-5661-ae76-62a51627f006.html
— Rauner signs lawmaker cost freeze into law – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who successfully got IRS to officially investigate (that is, to disallow) my $5 a day partial day per diem requests in 1974 (SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866).)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/rauner-signs-lawmaker-cost-freeze-into-law/article_0ba8117e-480f-5661-ae76-62a51627f006.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Special session can run about $48,000 for a single day. The new law keeps that rate the same. It’ll freeze legislator per diem at $111, instead of jumping to $142. It’ll also keep mileage reimbursement at 39 cents per mile, instead of about 54 cents.)

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Illinois Lawmakers Back in Session — And Clashing With Governor – Quint Forgey
http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/07/26/illinois-lawmakers-back-in-session-and-clashing-with-governor.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— School Funding Special Session Keeps Legislators & Gov. At Odds – RACHEL OTWELL & DAISY CONTRERAS
http://nprillinois.org/post/school-funding-special-session-keeps-legislators-gov-odds#stream/0

 

KFVS
— IL Gov. Rauner holds press conference – Amber Ruch
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/35975811/watch-il-gov-rauner-holds-press-conference

 

WJBD RADIO
— Student-Loan Forgiveness Has Halted Under Trump  Disclosure Made in Letter from Top Education Official to Senator Dick Durbin
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/07/26/records-studentloan-forgiveness-has-halted-under-trump

 

WROK
— William J. Kelly, Candidate for Illinois Governor, Visits with the WROK Morning Show – Riley O’Neil
http://1440wrok.com/william-j-kelly-candidate-for-illinois-governor-visits-with-the-wrok-morning-show/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Taxes hiked, Democrats blamed, but how much will Republicans be boosted in 2018? – Olivia Olsen
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511147737-taxes-hiked-democrats-blamed-but-how-much-will-republicans-be-boosted-in-2018

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton City Council members voice support for moving historic mansion – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/07/25/wheaton-city-council-members-voice-support-for-moving-historic-mansion/asg3y52/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Durkin argues that Democratic games won’t keep schools from opening – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511158602-durkin-argues-that-democratic-games-won-t-keep-schools-from-opening

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Batinick labels Senate education funding bill a Chicago-biased scam – Giovanni Whaley
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511155776-batinick-labels-senate-education-funding-bill-a-chicago-biased-scam
— Rauner demands end to ‘outrageous’ hold on school funding bill – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511158599-rauner-demands-end-to-outrageous-hold-on-school-funding-bill

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— The influence of unions in 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race: Predictable or wildcard?
https://rebootillinois.com/2017/07/26/influence-unions-2018-gubernatorial-race-predictable-wildcard/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Village of Wheeling makes up own definition of “public records” – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/07/village-of-wheeling-makes-up-own-definition-of-public-records/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— RESOLUTION WOULD CREATE SPECIAL STATE TASK FORCE ON PROPERTY TAX APPEALS – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/resolution-would-create-special-state-task-force-on-property-tax-appeals/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pres. Trump Restores Sanity for Military Personnel – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/pres-trump-restores-sanity-military-personnel/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan says House won’t get a chance to accept Rauner changes
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/madigan-predicts-av-override-wont-make-it-to-the-house/
— “That didn’t happen” *** Rauner makes another claim about Cullerton’s subservience to Madigan
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/rauner-makes-another-claim-about-cullertons-subserviance-to-madigan/
— ILGOP claims Pritzker’s SB 1 support means he “works for Mike Madigan”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/ilgop-claims-pritzkers-sb-1-support-means-he-works-for-mike-madigan/
— Cullerton says he hasn’t released SB 1 “because of the mental state of the governor”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/cullerton-says-he-hasnt-released-sb-1-because-of-the-mental-state-of-the-governor/
— Rauner won’t answer questions about his own possible conflict of interest
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/rauner-wont-answer-questions-about-his-own-possible-conflict-of-interest/
— Cullerton contradicts Rauner, says he plans to send SB 1 to him Monday *** Rauner again blames Madigan, ridicules Cullerton
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/rauner-again-blames-madigan-ridicules-cullerton/

 

TOWNHALL
— Senate Kills ‘Plan A’ and ‘Plan B’ Obamacare Replacement, Including ‘Clean Repeal’ – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/07/26/update-senate-rejects-gop-plans-a-and-b-on-obamacare-repeal-with-many-gop-defections-n2360262

 

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Trump’s Barbs on Sessions ‘Childish’ – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/adam-kinzinger-trump-barbs-jeff-sessions/2017/07/26/id/803942/
— Obamacare Repeal Fails Early in Senate’s Healthcare Debate
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Obamacare-repeal-fails-Senate/2017/07/26/id/803987/

 

GOPUSA
— OUTSTANDING: Justice Department issues new financial warning to sanctuary cities
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27714
— TRAGIC: Legalized marijuana has brought huge black market problems to Colorado  (DIERSEN: The more that pot is pushed legally, the more that pot is pushed illegally.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27757

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Princeton’s new ‘men’s engagement manager’ to combat aggressive masculinity on campus – TONI AIRAKSINEN
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/34858/

 

BALLOT PEDIA
— 15.3% of American workers are on the government payroll – Scott Rasmussen
https://ballotpedia.org/Scott_Rasmussen%27s_Number_of_the_Day

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The overwhelmingly white White House intern class photo, and why it matters – Nicole Lewis  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at everyone, but especially at younger people, that Trump is a racist, a sexist, and bigot and even worse things.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/26/the-overwhelmingly-white-white-house-intern-class-photo-and-why-it-matters/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Senate Rejects Bill to Repeal ACA Without Replacement  Seven Republicans join Democrats in voting against the proposal – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-set-to-reject-bill-to-repeal-aca-without-replacement-1501099930
— Trump Again Criticizes Sessions, This Time Over FBI Leadership – Rebecca Ballhaus  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes criticize you about?  Mine criticize just about everything that I do or do not do, but especially what I do and do not do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.  Previously, they focused on what I did and did not do as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, etc.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-again-criticizes-sessions-this-time-over-fbi-leadership-1501084563

July 26 Morning Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— A STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT  “I applaud the Senate for taking a giant step to end the Obamacare nightmare. As this vote shows, inaction is not an option, and now the legislative process can move forward as intended to produce a bill that lowers costs and increases options for all Americans. The Senate must now pass a bill and get it to my desk so we can finally end the Obamacare disaster once and for all.”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170718_ADM_1600-Daily

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Special session called by Rauner starts today
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-education-funding-20170726-story.html
— Child care workers take protest to Rauner’s house – Kathy Routliffe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/news/ct-wtk-rauner-childcare-protest-tl-0727-20170725-story.html
— Illini Athletic Director’s proposal takes bold step to ban athletes with history of violence against women – Shannon Ryan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-illinois-sexual-assault-policy-ryan-spt-0725-20170724-column.html
— House approval of Russia sanctions bill is a rebuke to Trump – Tracy Wilkinson  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps a) want America to declare war on Russia and b) want America to surrender to Mexico.  Constructively, Mexico has declared war on America a) by illegally sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) by illegally keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) by illegally sending mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-fg-russia-sanctions-20170725-story.html
— Why ‘SNL’ probably won’t ask Mario Cantone to play Scaramucci – Nina Metz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-scaramucci-snl-0726-story.html
— Trump’s psychological abuse of Jeff Sessions could backfire Steve Chapman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being experts in using psychological abuse to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, to destroy governments, to destroy countries, to destroy etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-jeff-sessions-trump-loyalty-20170725-story.html
— Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots will not seeking re-election: ‘It’s time to move on’ – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-clerk-retiring-st-0725-20170724-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Senate blocks proposal to repeal much of Obama’s health care law – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/senate-votes-on-whether-to-begin-debate-on-health-care-bill/
— JUST ABOUT ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Brain disease seen in most football players in large study – AP (DIERSEN: I have never played football. My vision has never been correctable to 20/20. I have partial red/green color blindness. I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease) while I was in grade school and high school. I washed dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/football-brain-disease-cte-study/
— OUTSTANDING: Trump: Transgender people can’t serve in U.S. military (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote sexual confusion. They want as many boys/men as possible to “become” girls/women.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-transgender-military-service/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest commissioners probably won’t ax pensions – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: I got full-time credit toward my Civil Service Retirement System pension while I worked only part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that.  The GS-14 GAO manager who took the lead a) in getting GAO to force me to take an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) in keeping me off audits of IRS, c) in delaying my promotion to GS-13, d) in stopping me from being promoted to GS-14, e) etc. bragged that he got Congress to end the aforesaid retirement benefit that I got.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/dupage-forest-commissioners-probably-wont-ax-pensions
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners could eliminate their taxpayer-funded pensions by simply declaring their elected jobs don’t require them to work at least 1,000 hours a year. But that appears unlikely to happen because most commissioners insist their $50,000-a-year positions are more than just part-time gigs. “This job takes more than 1,000 hours to do if you are meeting the expectations of your constituents,” Commissioner Tim Whelan said. “There’s just a plethora of issues that come up.”)
— Here’s what happens if governor vetoes just part of school funding bill – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/heres-what-happens-if-governor-vetoes-just-part-of-school-funding-bill
— Labor leader James Sweeney out at tollway board – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/labor-leader-james-sweeney-out-at-tollway-board

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— No women are running for Illinois governor. The hard truth about why. – KATELYND DUNCAN  (DIERSEN: Government and politics are not only nasty, they are vicious. I should write a book about the most vicious politicians in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Of course, the aforesaid focus on destroying me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170726/OPINION/170729901
— U of C, Dart launch new effort to help those just out of jail – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: What about an effort to help those just out of the federal government?  Ever-increasingly, federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees are viciously hated.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170726/BLOGS02/170729900

 

BLOOMINTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois congressional delegation divided on Senate health care vote – Paul Swiech
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/national/government-and-politics/illinois-congressional-delegation-divided-on-senate-health-care-vote/article_3b349a29-281d-5de5-8ad3-6ba3f94a6cce.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “Hiring Problems for Rauner.”
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=248975#.WXiA4xFSRZI

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— In praise of RINOs – John J. Dunphy  (DIERSEN: The more that you support the Republican Party platform, the harder that RINOs work to get rid of you. I should write a book about past and present RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  These RINOs have had great success in harming the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://thetelegraph.com/opinion/106074/dunphy-in-praise-of-rinos

 

TIMES
— Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says ‘time will tell’ fate – AP  (DIERSEN: When has the heat been turned up on you?  My Democrat GAO superiors turned the heat way up on me in September of 1997 to get me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/illinois/trump-cranks-up-heat-on-sessions-says-time-will-tell/article_c62e957a-01f2-5d5f-9ebd-a8d630289048.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump: Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’ – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35969330/trump-nation-closer-to-liberation-from-obamacare

 

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors “urge Rauner to sign Trust Act.”
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/07/26/immigration-groups-urge-rauner-to-sign-trust-act/

 

OAK PARK
— River Forest drafts a Welcoming Resolution  Vote may take place at board’s August meeting – Thomas Vogel  (DIERSEN: Welcoming resolutions are code for resolutions to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/7-25-2017/River-Forest-drafts-a-Welcoming-Resolution/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The River Forest Village Board is currently working on a so-called “welcoming resolution” draft to spell out its policies toward undocumented village residents and visitors. As reported by Wednesday Journal, nearby communities, including Oak Park, have adopted similar measures in recent months. At its July 10 meeting, village trustees discussed a working draft of the resolution and took public comment. They did not include the draft in the meeting’s packet and it was not available for residents to read. At that meeting, Village President Catherine Adduci said the resolution could be on the board’s August agenda. Wednesday Journal got a copy of the latest available working draft through a Freedom of Information Act request. The draft is the same document trustees discussed at the July 10 meeting, Village Administrator Eric Palm said. It has not been updated or changed based on trustee comments or resident feedback. The full document is available online at oakpark.com.)

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nationwide Women and Weed Group Kicks Off in Chicago  Want to avoid the “bong guys” who dominate weed culture? This local tech entrepreneur is carving out a space for women to talk about cannabis and wellness. – LEE V. GAINES  (DIERSEN: If you want destroy women, you push pot on them.)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/July-2017/Women-and-Cannabis-Wellness/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— A Closer Look At The Group That Could Inform Rauner’s Agenda – TONY ARNOLD
http://nprillinois.org/post/closer-look-group-could-inform-rauners-agenda#stream/0

 

REPRESENTATIVE JEANNE IVES
— If You Thought the Tax Hike was Bad (and it is), Wait Until You See SB 1.
http://www.jeanneives.org/2017/07/if-you-thought-tax-hike-was-bad-and-it.html

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— WATCH PBS HOST CUT OFF REPUBLICAN WILLIAM J. KELLY ON ILLINOIS’ SECRET SANCTUARY STATE BILL (VIDEO)
http://www.citizenkelly.com/watch-pbs-host-cut-off-republican-william-j-kelly-illinois-secret-sanctuary-state-bill-video/

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Will County Republicans call on fair crowds to come by, stay cool – Caitlin Nordahl
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511156871-will-county-republicans-call-on-fair-crowds-to-come-by-stay-cool

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rauner education secretary: CPS bailout is irresponsible – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/schools/rauner-education-secretary-cps-bailout-is-irresponsible/article_19ef6a64-7182-11e7-a93e-0721797a9145.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP launches another round of robocalls
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/26/ilgop-launches-another-round-of-robocalls/

 

GOPUSA
— BEYOUND OUTRAGEOUS: IRS doled out more than $24 billion in potentially bogus refunds
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27681

 

TOWNHALL
— OUTSTANDING: Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People Serving in Military – Leah Barkoukis  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote sexual confusion. They want as many boys/men as possible to “become” girls/women.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2017/07/26/trump-on-transgenders-in-military-n2360194

 

FOX NEWS
— RNC Officials Who Followed Spicer, Priebus to White House Worried About Jobs After Scaramucci Hiring  (DIERSEN: My IRS career went downhill fast after my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My GAO career went downhill fast after my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.  Were it not for civil service protections, my IRS and GAO careers would have gone downhill even faster.)
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/07/25/rnc-officials-who-followed-spicer-priebus-white-house-worried-about-jobs-after-scaramucci

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— WESTERN VALUES ARE SUPERIOR – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who disagrees with that?  ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/western-values-are-superior/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— IL Dems look to save budget ‘gift’ to Chicago public schools – Rick Moran
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/il_dems_look_to_save_budget_gift_to_chicago_public_schools.html

 

THE BLAZE
— Acting ICE director names the four ‘worst,’ ‘un-American’ sanctuary cities: Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/25/acting-ice-director-names-the-four-worst-un-american-sanctuary-cities/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Gov’t Spends Over $3M To Stop ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Lack Of Diversity’ – Rob Shimshock  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps consider individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that are members of the following groups to be microaggressions or even worse things: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  To promote diversity is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that are members of the aforesaid groups.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/govt-spends-over-3m-to-stop-microaggressions-and-lack-of-diversity/
— Bush Lawyer: Trump’s Calling For Clinton Prosecution Is An ‘Impeachable Offense’ – Henry Rodgers  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should be prosecuted for all kinds of things. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/bush-lawyer-trumps-calling-for-clinton-prosecution-is-an-impeachable-offense/

 

POLITICO
— House Republicans seek to dodge border wall vote – TED HESSON
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/republicans-border-wall-vote-240957
— Republicans rush to Sessions’ defense – AUSTIN WRIGHT, SEUNG MIN KIM and KYLE CHENEY  (DIERSEN: I want to take this opportunity to again thank those Republicans who have come to my defense.  But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have succeeded. I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.  My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They have and they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, any etc. that might come to my defense.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/lindsey-graham-jeff-sessions-trump-criticism-240935
— BUSINESSES fear RAUNER immigration REVERSAL – Natasha Korecki  (DIERSEN: If Rauner signs SB31, constructively, he has left the Republican Party.)
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/07/26/politico-illinois-playbook-business-group-fears-rauner-immigration-retreat-221521
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An Illinois business group fears that recent staffing shifts in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office may imperil a pro-immigrant bill that’s been sitting on the governor’s desk for nearly a month. The legislation, called the Illinois Trust Act — SB31 — limits local authorities’ reach on investigating immigration status when no serious or violent crime has been committed. It prohibits authorities from holding an individual solely on the basis of immigration status. The aim is to allay rampant fear of deportation in the immigrant community, which business owners say is harming constituencies from a moral standpoint. And from a business standpoint, it’s harming their workforce. See bill language here  Immigrant PTSD: The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, a chief supporter of the bill, says it believed the governor supported the measure and that SB31 was on a path to become law. Now they say Rauner is “dragging his feet” on the issue. One major supporter of the law, Crate & Barrel co-founder Carole Browe Segal, who also co-chairs an Illinois business group, said she’s disappointed Rauner hasn’t already signed it. “This is a really important bill that we need to stand up for as good citizens. This bill protects the undocumented that have done no wrongdoing,” Segal told POLITICO. “We have to realize the fear and the stress and the PTSD that we are causing the 12 million undocumented workers.” Business support: In June, 171 CEOs, employers, farmers, manufacturers in Illinois urged Governor Rauner to support the Trust Act, in a full page ad in the Chicago Tribune. Asked where the governor stands on the bill, if his position recently changed and whether he will sign it, Rauner’s office offered little guidance. “The Senate has sent SB31 to the Governor’s desk. It is currently being reviewed,” said governor spokeswoman Laurel Patrick. “I will keep you posted on any updates or additional details.” Inconsistencies: William Kunkler III, a Republican co-chair of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, said he recognizes the vise Rauner is in on the issue as he heads into reelection in 2018. Rauner must contend with a pro-Trump electorate in southern and central Illinois, many of whom supported the president’s hardline approach to illegal immigrants and whose support Rauner needs as he enters into a brutal reelection battle. Kunkler said Rauner has supported major immigration issues in the past, including signing a law that provides health insurance to 41,000 undocumented children. “He’s been very helpful and responsive to our organization. I feel like I’m on the same page with the governor on this issue overall,” Kunkler said of the governor. “I’m surprised that this wouldn’t just go forward quickly. I’d want to know who’s hanging this up and why.”)

 

THE HILL
— Senate rejects ObamaCare repeal, replacement amendment – JORDAIN CARNEY
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/343823-senate-rejects-obamacare-repeal-replacement-amendment

 

CNN
— OUTSTANDING: Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people – Jeremy Diamond (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote sexual confusion. They want as many boys/men as possible to “become” girls/women.)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/trump-military-transgender/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military – EILEEN SULLIVAN  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote sexual confusion. They want as many boys/men as possible to “become” girls/women.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/trump-transgender-military.html
— Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal – THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/us/politics/senate-health-care.html
— The Real Civil War in the Democratic Party – LEE DRUTMAN (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that dominate the Democrat Party are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/opinion/democrats-divided-new-plan.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Where Jeff Sessions currently ranks among history’s shortest-serving attorneys general – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/26/where-jeff-sessions-currently-ranks-among-historys-shortest-serving-attorneys-general/
— OUTSTANDING: Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote sexual confusion. They want as many boys/men as possible to “become” girls/women.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/07/26/trump-announces-ban-on-transgender-people-in-u-s-military/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— House approval of Russia sanctions bill is a rebuke to Trump – Tracy Wilkinson  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on rebuking me and others in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, etc.)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-fg-russia-sanctions-20170725-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that illegally encourage people to illegally come to America illegally, that illegally encourage people to illegally stay in America illegally, and/or that illegally encourage people to illegally bring others to America illegally beyond outrageously blame smuggling tragedies on individuals, on organizations, on companies, on governments, and on countries that oppose illegal immigration.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/25/texas-deaths-grisly-reminder-human-smuggling-crisis/509957001/
— Trump is unteachable. His Boy Scouts speech proved it. – Max Boot  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government concluded that I am unteachable a) because I failed/refused to become a Democrat; b) because I complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; c) because I failed/refused to help they get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran; and d) because in 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/07/25/donald-trump-wallows-muck-boy-scout-speech-just-max-boot-column/508014001/
— TRAGIC: A more nimble GM is willing to drop struggling markets and cars – Nathan Bomey  (DIERSEN: What GM cars do you own and/or have you owned?  I own a 1972 Chevy Corvette, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, and 2005 Chevy Corvette. I have owned a 1958 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1978 Chevy Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, and 1997 Chevy Cavalier.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/07/25/gm-general-motors-mary-barra/507886001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The general in General Motors is fading fast. Ninety-three years after legendary GM CEO Alfred Sloan famously declared the automaker would sell “a car for every purse and purpose,” the nation’s largest automaker is focusing more on building models that people are actually buying. . .CEO Mary Barra is fervently pursuing an emphasis on vehicles that stand the best chance of becoming the hottest sellers -— crossovers, SUVs and pickups — and all the while looking ahead to the next era, when self-driving vehicles are expected to hit the roads.)

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— For Trump, a tendency to demean rather than dismiss  Trump’s diminishing of Sessions without firing him shows his passive-aggressive approach to managing subordinates. – Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on demeaning me and others.  They would love it. They want to viewed as being bullies.)
http://www.myajc.com/news/gen-politics/for-trump-tendency-demean-rather-than-dismiss/p4bFdxFvbC19Vz4W4qh0uL/

 

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP’S TWEETS ABOUT SESSIONS ALIENATING EVEN SUPPORTERS LIKE BREITBART – NINA BURLEIGH
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-sessions-republicans-congress-media-conservatives-641850

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump says he is “very disappointed in Jeff Sessions.”  My Democrat superiors in the federal government were very disappointed in me. I failed/refused to become a Democrat. I complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  I failed/refused to help they get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-wont-say-if-he-will-fire-attorney-general-sessions-1501010025
— Senate Health Debate Rolls On After First Option Fails  Nine Republicans voted against measure; Senate will proceed to vote on repeal-only option – Stephanie Armour,  Kristina Peterson and Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-votes-to-begin-debate-on-health-care-bill-1501009650
— OUTSTANDING: Trump Administration to Bar Transgender Individuals From Serving in U.S. Military  The president made the announcement in a series of tweets – Rebecca Ballhaus (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote sexual confusion. They want as many boys/men as possible to “become” girls/women.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-to-ban-transgender-individuals-from-serving-in-u-s-military-1501075174
— The State of ‘Good Jobs’ in America – Lauren Weber  (DIERSEN: Is the job that you have “good?” Were the jobs that you had “good?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I have had were “bad,” but nevertheless, I was grossly overpaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-state-of-good-jobs-in-america-1501042549
— TRAGIC: More U.S. Cars Are Being Made in Mexico – Mike Colias and Chester Dawson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-u-s-cars-are-being-made-in-mexico-1500975000
— Repealing the Arbitration Rule  Congress can kill Cordray’s payoff to his trial-lawyer funders. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Arbitration is presumed to favor sellers and to disfavor buyers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/repealing-the-arbitration-rule-1501025551
— Closing the ‘Empathy Gap’  The arch-conservative Ronald Reagan won the allegiance of blue-collar voters. How he did so may offer a lesson (or two) for today. – Morton Kondracke  (DIERSEN: My mean nasty vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being full of empathy.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/closing-the-empathy-gap-1501022820
— China Toys With an Internet Lockdown – Andrew Browne  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to lockdown everyone and to lockdown everything that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-toys-with-an-internet-lockdown-1500980579
— FRONT PAGE: New Challenge to U.S. Power: Chinese Exceptionalism  Once-reticent citizens now see their country as ascendant—and America in decline – Te-Ping Chen and Josh Chin  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps reject American exceptionalism.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps are anti-American.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-challenge-to-u-s-power-chinese-exceptionalism-1500993643

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Republicans Still More Aligned With Trump Than With GOP Congress
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2017/most_republicans_still_more_aligned_with_trump_than_with_gop_congress

 

FED WEEK
— No Way to Quantify Value of Job Security, Says CBO  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran HAD FAR LESS JOB SECURITY THAN THOSE WHO WERE Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/no-way-quantify-value-job-security-says-cbo/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— House Lawmakers to CBO Analysts: You’re Fired – Charles S. Clark  (DIERSEN: Constructively, during the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO said “you’re fired” to GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Because I have always been a Republican, because I am White, because I am male, because I am old (born in 1948), and because I am not a veteran, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years and b) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2017/07/house-lawmakers-cbo-analysts-youre-fired/139721/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Republicans use Holman Rule to propose 89 personnel cuts at CBO – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois would love to get my Congressman Peter Roskam to use the Holman Rule to cut if not eliminate my $50,856/year Civil Service Retirement System pension and my $17,288 federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy. They were overjoyed a) when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) when my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) when my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/07/republicans-use-holman-rule-to-propose-89-personnel-cuts-at-cbo/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the first time since House lawmakers reinstated the rule earlier this year, three Republicans filed an amendment using the Holman Rule to target 89 employees at the Congressional Budget Office. The little-known relic from the 1870s lets any member of the House make significant changes to agency functions or personnel through an amendment during the appropriations process. . .Democrats in the national capital region, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), along with Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.) Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), John Delaney (D-Md.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.), blasted the amendment, calling it “part of a strategic assault on objectivity and expertise in the civil service.” “This is exactly what we worried about when Republicans reinstated this arcane rule in January,” members said in a joint statement. “The Holman Rule empowers members of Congress to target individual federal employees. The rule is being used to punish an important advisory body for doing its job by providing forecasts which some members now find inconvenient.” Lawmakers voted back in January to reinstate the “Holman Rule,” a little-known provision that allows lawmakers to bring an amendment on an appropriations bill to the House floor that may “retrench” agency spending, reduce the number of federal employees in a particular agency or cut the salary or “compensation of any person paid out of the Treasury of the United States.” They included the measure in the House rules package at the beginning of the 115th Congress. The Holman Rule essentially lets House lawmakers make changes to a federal employee’s salary or position without input from the appropriations committee. Members can debate these amendments on the House floor for a limited time. But members of Congress haven’t included the Holman Rule since a congressional session in 1983. The rule itself dates back to 1876 and has been a part of the rules package on occasion since then.)

 

AUTOWEEK
— OUTRAGEOUS: U.K. to ban sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, following France’s lead  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate cars, and especially American-nameplate cars.)
http://autoweek.com/article/diesel/uk-plans-ban-sale-gasoline-and-diesel-cars-2040-following-france-lead
— VERY SAD: As full-size sedans die off, Impala could be next on the chopping block  CHEVY’S BUILDING THE BEST IMPALA EVER, BUT SALES ARE TANKING AND IT MAY BE AXED  (DIERSEN: I owned a 1962 Chevy Impala SS 1989-2005.)
http://autoweek.com/article/rumormill/full-size-sedans-die-impala-could-be-next

July 25 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC) will vote at its meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 3:00 P.M., in Room 3-500A, 421 North County Farm Road in Wheaton to approve proposed precinct modifications. If approved, a) 61 new precincts will be added for a total of 930 precincts, b) 49,377 (7.89%) of the county’s 626,174 voters will be affected by the modifications, and c) less than 5% will vote in a new polling place.  For additional information, visit:
http://www.dupageco.org/default.aspx. I will attend the meeting, and like I did 2 years ago, I will ask that the DCEC directly notify elected Precinct Committeemen in a tamely manner of proposed modifications a) to their precincts and b) to their precinct’s polling place. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/by-a-hair-senate-votes-to-debate-gop-health-care-bill/2249336/

 

NBC5
— After Calling Special Session, Rauner Plans Unusual Joint Meeting With GOP Caucus – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/After-Calling-Special-Session-Rauner-Plans-First-Ever-Joint-Meeting-With-GOP-Caucus-436525003.html
— 2 House Democrats to Boycott Special Session as School Funding Battle Heats Up – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/house-democrats-boycott-education-special-session-illinois-436612793.html
— IRS Sees Big Drop in Identity Theft, Stolen Tax Refunds In 2015, identity thieves stole nearly 700,000 fraudulent tax refunds from the IRS. Last year, the number dropped to 377,000 – Stephen Ohlemacher
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/IRS-Drop-Identity-Theft-Stolen-Tax-Refunds–436546963.html 

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate Republicans dive into debate on revamping Obamacare despite party divisions – Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-senate-health-care-vote-20170725-story.html
— So when will the Illinois lottery fund education? – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-illinois-education-spending-kass-0726-20170725-column.html
— How to save school funding reform – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-school-funding-veto-edit-20170724-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “How much did Anthony Scaramucci sell his soul for?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-scaramucci-trump-huppke-20170724-story.html
— Early supporter gets a Trump slap  President’s tweet chides Sessions as doubts cloud future – Joseph Tanfani (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have slapped me.  They all count on me keeping my policy of forgiving those who trespass against me. But I am reconsidering that policy.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170725/281655370139894
— Can millennials afford a future in Illinois? – Elizabeth Greiwe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-millennials-illinois-future-perspec-0726-20170725-story.html
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Pawar crime plan: Legalize marijuana, end cash bail – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ameya-pawar-crime-plan-met-0726-20170725-story.html
— Diana Rauner appears in new ad praising governor’s support for education – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-diana-rauner-ad-met-20170725-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump: Senate moved ‘one step closer’ to ending ‘Obamacare nightmare’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/senate-votes-on-whether-to-begin-debate-on-health-care-bill/
— OUTSTANDING: DOJ rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities like Chicago – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/doj-rules-intensify-crackdown-on-sanctuary-cities-like-chicago/
— Hundreds take to the streets — of Winnetka — to protest day care cuts – Stefano Esposito
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/hundreds-take-to-the-streets-of-winnetka-to-protest-daycare-cuts/
— Next big Springfield battle is about nothing – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/rauner-vs-madigan-in-the-illinois-madhouse/
— Downstate knows more about its schools than first lady does – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-downstate-knows-more-about-its-schools-than-first-lady-does/
— John McCain votes ‘aye’ with GOP, but says no to ‘tribal’ politics – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mccain-warns-senate-divisions-lead-to-spinning-our-wheels/
— Trump’s political speech to Scout jamboree inspires parental outrage – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trumps-political-speech-to-scouts-inspires-parental-outrage/

 

DAILY HERALD
— The deepening prospect that classes won’t open on time – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170724/editorial-the-deepening-prospect-that-classes-wont-open-on-time
— 5 ways the new state budget could affect your business – Anna Marie Kukec
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170724/5-ways-the-new-state-budget-could-affect-your-business
— Winfield neighbors give a surprise send-off for retiring mailman – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: I worked for the Park Forest Post Office part-time 1966-1969 while I was a full-time UIC student and then a full-time NIU student. What plan did you have when you graduated from high school? I had an acceptance letter from UIC when I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. However, many, if not most, if not virtually everyone viewed me as not being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/winfield-neighbors-give-a-surprise-send-off-for-retiring-mailman
— District 15 preparing to distribute 4,400 laptops to students – Bob Susnjara
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/district-15-preparing-to-distribute-4400-laptops-to-students
— With animals in place, DuPage County Fair ready to open
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/with-animals-in-place-dupage-county-fair-ready-to-open
— 9 new things at the DuPage County Fair – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/9-new-things-to-expect-at-the-dupage-county-fair
— McCain’s return for ‘Obamacare’ repeal heavy with drama – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170725/news/307259985/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sweet deal: This $1.7 million house gets just a $3,000 property tax bill – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: I have owned real estate since 1972 and my wife and I have owned real estate since 1978.  All during that time, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted first that me, and then that my wife and I, should pay higher real estate taxes.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170725/BLOGS02/170729909/sweet-deal-this-1-7-million-house-gets-just-a-3000-property-tax-bill

 

DNA INFO
— Thieves On The 606 Knocking People Off Bikes And Beating, Robbing Them – Alisa Hauser
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170723/logan-square/thieves-on-606-knocking-people-off-bikes-then-beating-robbing-them#new_tab

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Sen. Brady wins promotion – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-07-25/sen-brady-wins-promotion.html

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — When it comes to Trump, Illinois is from Mars, Missouri from Venus – Chuck Raasch
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/when-it-comes-to-trump-illinois-is-from-mars-missouri/article_4791c50a-fa37-5314-8c5e-2297b95f6184.html

 

WIRE POINTS
— The Education Funding Bill is a Monstrosity of Unknown Proportions – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/the-education-funding-bill-is-a-monstrosity-of-unknown-proportions-wirepoints-original/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Budget won’t pull IL out of financial straits; Residents can ‘look forward’ to more taxes, U of C prof says – Kacie Whaley
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511149916-budget-won-t-pull-il-out-of-financial-straits-residents-can-look-forward-to-more-taxes-u-of-c-prof-says

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Durkin demands school funding bill be sent to Rauner – Hoang Tran
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511157183-durkin-demands-school-funding-bill-be-sent-to-rauner

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois workers’ money and population … ‘Gone, just like that’ – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/mccaleb-illinois-workers-money-and-population-gone-just-like-that/article_f61ba4c2-6d7b-11e7-b9ad-cf491d1c7b9d.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
—  NOW IS THE TIME FOR SNAP REFORM – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/07/25/now-is-the-time-for-snap-reform/

 

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Kinzinger Slams Trump for Publicly Criticizing Sessions – Brian Freeman
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/adam-kinzinger-slams-trump-publicly/2017/07/25/id/803676/

 

GOPUSA
— NYU librarian bemoans ‘racial fatigue’ from being around whites  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have had little or no interaction with minorities. I had lots of interaction with minorities, mainly Blacks, while I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27416

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Daily Beast’ writer insulted Sarah Huckabee Sanders – then Anthony Scaramucci stepped in – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/25/daily-beast-writer-insulted-sarah-huckabee-sanders-then-anthony-scaramucci-stepped-in/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Election Commission’s focus will lead to suppressive voting laws.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/343581-election-commissions-focus-will-lead-to-suppressive-voting-laws
— White House press aide resigns amid shakeup – JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news-other-administration/343648-white-house-press-aide-resigns-amid

 

POLITICO
— House overwhelmingly approves Russia sanctions – ELANA SCHOR
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/house-overwhelmingly-approves-russia-sanctions-240951

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “If The Election Were Held Today, Trump Would Get 99 Electoral College Votes.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/if-the-election-were-held-today-trump-would-get-99_us_59779aeae4b01cf1c4bb73d1

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Boys will be boys’ gets a new spin in Silicon Valley sexism scandal – Jessica Guynn and Jon Swartz
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/21/silicon-valley-sexism-backlash/493800001/

 

FORBES
— Why Illinois Is In Trouble – 63,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $10B – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/07/25/why-illinois-is-in-trouble-63000-public-employees-with-100000-salaries-cost-taxpayers-10b/#51b70a081141

 

FED SMITH
— RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes wanted my pay and benefits to be cut.  All during the almost 20 years that I have been federal retiree, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have wanted my retirement benefits to be cut.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/25/rsc-budget-proposes-cuts-pay-retirement-benefits/

July 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘I’m going to fire everybody,’ says White House communications director – Ashley Parker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-scaramucci-fire-white-house-leaks-20170725-story.html
— Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort – AP (DIERSEN: I served many subpoenas while I worked for IRS’s Collection Division 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173. What kind of job authorities did you have when you were 23 to 31 years old?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/judiciary-committee-subpoenas-ex-trump-campaign-manager-manafort/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Trump brings political attacks to the Boy Scouts jamboree – John Wagner and Jenna Joh  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have attacked me at Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Coalition, and other meetings and events.  They would love it.  They proudly paint themselves as being anti-Diersen, if not as being a Diersen-hater.  My policy has been to forgive those who trespass against me, but I am reconsidering that.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/trump-brings-political-attacks-to-the-boy-scouts-jamboree
— Angry about flood, Mundelein residents pack board meeting – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/angry-about-flood-mundelein-residents-pack-board-meeting

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner says special session will start Wednesday – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-says-special-session-will-start-wednesday
— Illinois 3rd worst for air quality in the nation
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-3rd-worst-for-air-quality-in-the-nation-07-24-2017

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump to Boy Scouts: ‘We could use some more loyalty’  President says most of his advisers are Boy Scouts – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  They focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are not blindly loyal to them personally.  Because I am not blindly loyal to them, they focus on destroying me. I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-to-boy-scouts-we-could-use-some-more-loyalty/773542245
— Federal judge green-lights collection of voter data  Judge declines to block president’s commission – LAURA JARRETT
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/federal-judge-greenlights-collection-of-voter-data/773418919
— Holder: Voter fraud panel led by ‘fact-challenged zealot’  Right to vote ‘under siege,’ NAACP told
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/holder-voter-fraud-panel-led-by-factchallenged-zealot/773631880

 

ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVES UNITED
— Grassroots Conservative Activist Conference in Elmhurst August 18 and August 19  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents would stress that I was NOT asked to help plan this event and that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.  My critics/opponents are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois and they have made it clear that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that does not join them in screwing me.)
http://www.illinoisconservativesunited.org/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— What’s the holdup on SB 1?
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/25/whats-the-holdup-on-sb-1/
— Rauner rounds up the troops, fans the flames
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/25/rauner-rounds-up-the-troops-fans-the-flames/
— Madigan points blame at Rauner
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/25/madigan-points-blame-at-rauner/
— Kennedy hit for the way he favors Rauner’s service tax idea
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/25/kennedy-hit-for-the-way-he-favors-rauners-service-tax-idea/
— Brutal reviews on Rauner’s new staff continue to roll in
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/25/brutal-reviews-on-rauners-new-staff-continue-to-roll-in/

 

GOPUSA
— OUTSTANDING: DHS chief considering arresting parents who hire smugglers to bring children to U.S. – AP
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27620
— Kasich blasts GOP Senate for not fixing Obamacare  (DIERSEN: How many votes did Kasich get in your precinct the March 15, 2016 Republican primary?  In my precinct, he got 93 votes, Cruz got 49 votes, Trump got 21 votes, and Rubio got 14 votes.)
http://www.gopusa.com/kasich-blasts-gop-senate-for-not-fixing-obamacare/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Ignoring Schumer, Trump-crazed Democrat Gutierrez vows to ‘eliminate’ Trump – Monica Showalter
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/ignoring_schumer_trumpcrazed_democrats_vow_to_eliminate_trump.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ICE chief lists worst sanctuary cities: Chicago, NYC, San Francisco, Philadelphia – Paul Bedard  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, and companies to leave Chicago that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ice-chief-lists-worst-sanctuary-cities-chicago-nyc-san-francisco-philadelphia/article/2629466

 

THE BLAZE
— Rush Limbaugh blasts Republicans, says they’re not even trying anymore – Sarah Taylor
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/24/rush-limbaugh-blasts-republicans-say-theyre-not-even-trying-anymore/
— Democrat Rep. Gutierrez tells church that Trump must be ‘eliminated’ from presidency – Carlos Garcia  (DIERSEN: What if someone had told a church that Obama must be eliminated?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/24/democrat-rep-gutierrez-tells-church-that-trump-must-be-eliminated-from-presidency/

 

NEWSMAX
— Top Evangelicals Rush to Defend Kushner –  David A. Patten  (DIERSEN: Who are the top religious leaders in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who and what do they defend, promote, glorify, praise, demonize, denigrate, condemn, etc.?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton hint/imply/argue/shout that the religious leaders in Wheaton have condemned me to HELL.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/evangelicals-conservatives-collusion-Jared-Kushner/2017/07/24/id/803517/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Prof Says All Whites Are Racist And ‘Really, Really, Really’ Hates Cops – Rob Shimshock
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/24/prof-says-all-whites-are-racist-and-really-really-really-hates-cops/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Scaramucci’s first leak victim: Meet Michael Short, now fired – Cheryl K. Chumley
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/25/anthoy-scaramucci-suspected-leaker-michael-short-y/

 

FOX NEWS
— RNC officials who followed Spicer, Priebus to White House worried about jobs, sources say  (DIERSEN: My IRS career went downhill fast after my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My GAO career went downhill fast after my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.  Were it not for civil service protections, my IRS and GAO careers would have gone downhill even faster.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/25/rnc-officials-who-followed-spicer-priebus-to-white-house-worried-about-jobs-sources-say.html
— Trump weighs new punishments for his team – Chris Stirewalt  (DIERSEN: Adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government used to punish their employees included forcing them to resign or retire, ranking them in the bottom half of their coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting them, keeping them off assignments in which they could contribute the most, forcing them to take a pay cut to transfer between agencies, and disallowing their education deductions, partial day per diem claims, and sick leave requests.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/24/trump-weighs-new-punishments-for-his-team.html

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— Trump Confidante: Sessions, Priebus on Borrowed Time in Administration  Source says public slights intentionally designed to lead attorney general, chief of staff to the exit doors – Jim Stinson  (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican and because I failed/refused to become a Democrat, I was always on borrowed time while I worked for the Democrats who ran Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997. Because I failed/refused to be an operative or a dupe for whoever had the most political clout, I was always on borrowed time while I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-confidante-sessions-priebus-on-borrowed-time-in-administration/
— ‘Gang of Two’ Ignore the Lessons of 2016 in Reviving DREAM Act  Amnesty-happy senators refuse to acknowledge immigration reform should serve the American people – Ira Mehlman
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/gang-of-two-ignore-the-lessons-of-2016-in-reviving-dream-act/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— DIIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run Chicago.  Sooner or later, those Democrats blame Republicans for Chicago gun violence.
http://ijr.com/opinion/2017/07/266378-i-live-in-chicago/

 

THE HILL
— Senate GOP floats scaled-down healthcare bill – PETER SULLIVAN
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/343611-senate-gop-floats-scaled-down-healthcare-bill

 

POLITICO
— Trump shames Sessions amid shake-up speculation  Advisers said Trump was considering whether to make a change. Sessions, an Eagle Scout, was noticeably absent on a West Virginia stage as Trump spoke to a Boy Scout jamboree. – JOSH DAWSEY, ELIANA JOHNSON, NAHAL TOOSI and DANIEL LIPPMAN  (DIERSEN: In what ways have your critics/opponents succeeded in shaming you?  My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.  Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my service as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster in 2010 and 2004, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, and my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004. How do you deal with those who shame you?  So far, my policy has been to forgive those who trespass against me, but I am reconsidering that.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/24/trump-sessions-cabinet-shame-240911
— Scaramucci plans to oust White House press aide, offers ‘amnesty’ to others – TARA PALMERI  (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but not completely.  Will my critics/opponents ask Scaramucci to oust me?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/anthony-scaramucci-changes-white-house-communications-office-240928

 

ACCOCIATED PRESS
— TRUMP JOKINGLY THREATENS TO FIRE PRICE IF HEALTH VOTE FAILS
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP?SITE=AP&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

UPI
— JULY 25: In 1978, the world’s first “test-tube” baby, Louise Brown, was born in Oldham, England.  My wife and I were married on April 1, 1978. Because we gave up trying to have children without trying the test tube baby procedure, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates demonized, denigrated, and condemned me. They compared and contrasted me adversely with one of my Democrat female coworkers who did not abort her child who had Down Syndrome. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/2017/07/25/UPI-Almanac-for-Tuesday-July-25-2017/4841500606345/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— He Called the Decatur School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It. – JOHN ELIGON
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/us/he-called-the-school-board-racist-now-hes-joined-it.html
— U.S. Inflation Remains Low, and That’s a Problem – BINYAMIN APPELBAUM  (DIERSEN: The federal government has always understated inflation, and especially inflation that impacts older people.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/us/politics/us-inflation-remains-low-and-thats-a-problem.html
— ‘A Bleak Picture’ for Women Trying to Rise at Law Firms – ELIZABETH OLSON  (DIERSEN: One could argue that female attorneys should apply for jobs working for the federal government, and especially female attorneys who are Democrat, minority, and/or young. Since the 1960s, one of the federal government’s top priorities has been to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats, and especially those who are female, minority, and/or young.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/business/dealbook/women-law-firm-partners.html
— Scaramucci on Trump: ‘He’s My Client’ – Andrew Ross Sorkin
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/business/dealbook/anthony-scaramucci-white-house-communications-director-for-president-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “G.O.P. Support for Trump Is Starting to Crack.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/opinion/republican-support-donald-trump.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: In Another Public Swipe, The President Questions A ‘Beleaguered’ Sessions – REBECCA R. RUIZ and CHARLIE SAVAGE  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have taken public swipes at me. They would love it. They proudly paint themselves as being anti-Diersen, if not as being a Diersen-hater.  My policy has been to forgive those who trespass against me, but I am reconsidering that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/us/politics/trump-tweet-sessions.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll – NELSON D. SCHWARTZ  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who push illegal drugs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/business/economy/drug-test-labor-hiring.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump staffers go from sympathetic to pathetic.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/07/24/trump-staffers-go-from-sympathetic-to-pathetic/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring other to America illegally.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fight-new-dream-act-odds-article-1.3353120

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Traffic Costs Jam Up Google  Cost of getting users to click ads outpaces revenue growth, pressuring bottom line – Dan Gallagher  (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents manipulate/dominate/operate websites.  They have not killed me figuratively yet or literally yet because my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive lots of traffic to their websites.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/traffic-costs-jam-up-google-1500935189
— It’s OK to Party When You Turn 60  More people are celebrating the age rather than lamenting getting older – Clare Ansberry  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a non-veteran White male federal employee, you are an unmitigated disgusting loser if you do not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40. They stress that I did not make GS-13 until I was 38 and that I was never promoted beyond that.  They stress a) that my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-ok-to-party-when-you-turn-60-1500914273
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Democrats Seek Openings in Trump Country – Gerald Seib  (DIERSEN: Do you live in Trump country? I do not. Only 137 voted for Trump in my precinct while 211 voted for Clinton. From what I see having a) lived in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County since 1978; b) lived in Chicago 1976 -1978; lived in University Park 1972-1976; and lived in Crete 1948-1972, ever-increasingly, my precinct, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois are becoming more and more and more anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  What will Trump do to protect his supporters from anti-Trumps?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-democrats-lost-voters-to-trumpand-might-win-them-back-1500908665

 

THE WEEK
— Anthony Scaramucci is on the hunt for leakers inside the Trump administration (DIERSEN: Should I sue those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a leaker?)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/714126/anthony-scaramucci-hunt-leakers-inside-trump-administration

 

ECONOMIC TIMES
— U.S. House votes today to sanction Russia, Iran and North Korea – AFP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: How do the Democrats who run the federal government sanction their employees?  ANSWER: Adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government use to sanction their employees include forcing them to resign or retire, ranking them in the bottom half of their coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting them, keeping them off assignments in which they could contribute the most, forcing them to take a pay cut to transfer between agencies, and disallowing their education deductions, partial day per diem claims, and sick leave requests.)
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/us-house-votes-today-to-sanction-russia-iran-and-north-korea/articleshow/59751145.cms

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— The Performance Revolution Government Needs – Howard Risher  (DIERSEN: Assessing job performance, work experience, etc. is extremely subjective. The Democrats who run the federal government abuse that subjectivity a) to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger and b) to not hire, to waste the careers of, and to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  It is called patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2017/07/performance-revolution-government-needs/139665/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Bill to limit appeals, make new hires ‘at-will’ federal employees reappears in the House – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/your-job/2017/07/bill-to-limit-appeals-make-new-hires-at-will-federal-employees-reappears-in-the-house/

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
— SPLC ENCOURAGES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO PROTECT ‘DREAMERS’  (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/07/24/splc-encourages-trump-administration-protect-%E2%80%98dreamers%E2%80%99

 

DAILY MAIL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: USS Gerald R Ford DITCHES urinals to become the first aircraft carrier and has gender neutral bathrooms with all seated toilets in sleeping quarters – KELLY MCLAUGHLIN
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4727738/USS-Ford-gender-neutral-bathrooms.html

 

THE TIMES
— Trump belittles ‘beleaguered’ attorney-general Jeff Sessions – Rhys Blakely  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have belittled me.  My policy has been to forgive those who trespass against me, but I am reconsidering that.)
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/trump-belittles-beleaguered-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-76c56qn5s

 

AUTOWEEK
— 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon first drag: We wreck the quarter-mile in SRT’s monster coupe  840 HORSEPOWER, RUNNING ON 100 OCTANE FUEL. AN OTHERWORLDLY EXPERIENCE, NOT FOR THE MEEK  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hate cars, but they especially hate the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.)
http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2018-dodge-challenger-srt-demon-dragstrip-drive

July 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois governor calls another special session on education – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-governor-calls-another-special-session-on-education/2246136/
— John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/john-mccain-to-return-to-senate-tuesday-for-health-care-vote/2247463/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Calls Special Session Over School Funding – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-special-session-school-funding-436331793.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner To Call Another Special Session, Amid School Funding Dispute
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/24/bruce-rauner-school-funding-senate-bill-1-special-session/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner summons lawmakers for Wednesday special session on school funding
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-morning-spin-monday-edition-20170724-story.html
— Employers praise extra H-2B visas; critics say foreign workers take American jobs – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: What jobs did you take that others shunned? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-h2b-visas-illinois-0725-biz-2-20170724-story.html
— Nearing 400, homicides in Chicago continue to outpace last year – Elyssa Cherney and Elvia Malagon
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-weekend-shootings-chicago-violence20170724-story.html
— Mike Madigan doesn’t care – Grant Wehrli
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-michael-madigan-destroy-illinois-perspec-20170724-story.html
— Trump, Republican allies still running against Clinton, 9 months after election – John Wagner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-russia-clinton-20170724-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner to legislators: Come back and stop political games on schools – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-dems-play-games-with-schools-cullerton-wants-to-talk/
— Woe to Illinois as Gov. Rauner throws in with the ideologues – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who calls you an ideologue?  Those who call me an ideologue are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or they promote dependency on government, dependency of charity, LBGTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, vices including booze, gambling, and pot, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, etc.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/woe-to-illinois-as-gov-rauner-throws-in-with-the-ideologues/
— Downstaters ready to bail on Rauner over ‘Chicago bailout’? – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-downstaters-ready-to-bail-on-rauner-over-chicago-bailout/
— Rauner on vetting of new hires: ‘We’re not perfect’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-on-vetting-of-new-hires-were-not-perfect/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/jackson-the-voter-fraud-commission-itself-is-fraudulent/
— Loss of quality lawmakers should teach us a lesson – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/doubek-loss-of-quality-lawmakers-should-teach-us-a-lesson/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner: Madigan promotes property taxes for personal profit  (DIERSEN: Since my wife and I had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that we should pay higher real estate taxes, that is, that the home’s assessed value should be increased.  They side with the home’s builder, with the subdivision’s builder, and with the City of Wheaton that argue that no building or construction code were violated when the subdivision and the home were built. They hint/imply/argue/shout that my wife and I have the “ability to pay” higher taxes because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged, because I avoided the draft, because the federal government grossly overpaid me, because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, and because my federal retirement benefits are much too generous. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Madigan.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/rauner-madigan-promotes-property-taxes-for-personal-profit
— DuPage’s Curran looking ahead to new role as state senator – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/dupages-curran-looking-ahead-to-new-role-as-state-senator

 

CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in stopping Republicans from “fixing health care law.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170724/OPINION/170729944/durbin-time-for-the-gop-to-admit-it-needs-help-fixing-health-care-law
— What’s the budget for your school? CPS releases data. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170724/BLOGS02/170729931/whats-the-budget-for-your-school-cps-releases-data
— Schools disaster nears as Rauner, Democrats hold firm – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170724/BLOGS02/170729936/schools-disaster-nears-as-rauner-democrats-hold-firm

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner: Special sessions start Wednesday for school funding – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170724/rauner-special-sessions-start-wednesday-for-school-funding

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Washington, Illinois, family meets with Trump as ‘victims of Obamacare’ – Laura Nightengale
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170724/washington-illinois-family-meets-with-trump-as-victims-of-obamacare

 

WSIL TV
— Trump tells reporter to be “quiet” – AP (DIERSEN: Since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, to discredit me, nasty Democrats and nasty Democrat plants, nasty Libertarians and nasty Libertarian plants, nasty Greens and nasty Green plats, and nasty RINOs have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I aggressively ask inappropriate questions that harm Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and Jeff Gannon. SEE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News  They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35956841/trump-tells-reporter-to-be-quiet

 

SOUTHERN
— Illinois governor: Democrats are holding school bill ‘hostage’ – AP
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-governor-democrats-are-holding-school-bill-hostage/article_a5b6f9cd-94dd-57ec-9c45-e6b90fe82d38.html

 

JOURNAL TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps argue against efforts to stop voter fraud.
http://journaltimes.com/opinion/editorial/journal-times-editorial-keep-voters-private-data-private/article_6e4f0809-2858-5e5b-ac6f-7f22e6d9f9a7.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats to pitch ‘A Better Deal’ agenda: Focus on job training, lowering costs  Party seeks new message, cohesive identity – ASHLEY KILLOUGH
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/democrats-to-pitch-better-deal-agenda-on-jobs/773069574

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w/10th CD Republican Primary candidate Doug Bennett: A conservative?
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/07/berkowitz-w10th-cd-republican-primary-candidate-doug-bennett-on-national-issues-cableweb/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives condemns Senate education bill as Chicago bailout – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511155807-ives-condemns-senate-education-bill-as-chicago-bailout
— JUNE 27, 2017 FLASHBACK: DuPage County fire, police pension funds paid $132 million, lost $7 million on investments in 2016 – Kyle Wahe
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511133514-analysis-dupage-county-fire-police-pension-funds-paid-132-million-lost-7-million-on-investments-in-2016

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— VIDEO: Governor Bruce Rauner, Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin discuss the school funding bill that passed the general assembly in May.
https://www.illinois.gov/cms/agency/media/video/sitepages/videos.aspx

 

ILLINOS REVIEW
— GOVERNOR RAUNER CALLS GENERAL ASSEMBLY BACK INTO SPECIAL SESSION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/governor-rauner-calls-general-assembly-back-into-special-session-for-school-funding-.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: IMMIGRATION: AN ISSUE OF IMPORTANCE TO ALL AMERICANS (PART 2)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/thorneroneil-immigration-an-issue-of-importance-to-all-americans-part-2.html
— 16TH CD CONSERVATIVE VOICES FRUSTRATION WITH KINZINGER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/16th-cd-conservative-voices-frustration-with-kinzinger.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP pounces on Madigan – DGA responds *** Rauner still won’t release details of his proposed AV
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/24/rauner-still-wont-release-details-of-his-proposed-av/
— Oops in proclamation? – Pawar, Koehler, Kennedy, Biss, ILGOP, Pritzker respond *** Special session proclamation issued
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/24/special-session-proclamation-issued/

 

NEWSMAX
— Mayor Emanuel Fiddles in Europe as Chicago Shootings Continue – James A. Gagliano
http://www.newsmax.com/JamesAGagliano/rahm-emanuel-europe-chicago-shottings/2017/07/24/id/803436/

 

GOPUSA
— Jeb Bush criticizes Republicans who support President Trump (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes criticize me for supporting the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township resolution against video gambling. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they are Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, or RINOs. None of them should seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27572
— Texas’ lieutenant governor blames truck deaths on sanctuary cities that ‘enable human smugglers’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27587

 

THE BLAZE
— Former heavy metal frontman claims he loses followers when he talks about his faith in Jesus – Tré Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/24/former-heavy-metal-frontman-claims-he-loses-followers-when-he-talks-about-his-faith-in-jesus/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— U.N. plot to replace Europeans now using ‘refugee crisis’ – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2017/07/23/un-plot-to-replace-europeans-now-using-refugee-crisis

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Smuggling Deaths: What Is to Blame? – MARK KRIKORIAN  (DIERSEN: ANSWER: Anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, anti-Trump governments, and anti-Trump countries that encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/449785/smuggling-deaths-what-blame
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Without E-Verify and worksite enforcement, we send the message that hiring illegal aliens is okay. Without prosecution of immigration-related Social Security fraud and tax fraud we send the message that lying and cheating is okay. Without tracking the departure of temporary visitors, and following up on those who overstay, we send the message that violating the terms of admission is okay. Foreigners hear that message loud and clear, which is why they’re so willing to pay criminals to smuggle them here.)

 

ROLL CALL
— Democrats Want to Seize Populism From Trump  Prepare their agenda with a new focus on antitrust policy – Niels Lesniewski
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/democrats-want-to-seize-populism-from-trump

 

THE HILL
— McCain returning to Senate on Tuesday – JORDAIN CARNEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/343563-mccain-to-return-to-washington-tuesday

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Morning links: GAO’s fake police agency got $1.2 million in gear from the Pengaton – Radley Balko
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2017/07/24/morning-links-gaos-fake-police-agency-got-1-2-million-in-gear-from-the-pengaton/

 

FED SMITH
— Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It? – Jeff Neal  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government against me.  Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Since then, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used that to viciously demonize me, to viciously denigrate me, and to condemn me. Further, they stress a) that my Democrat GAO superiors always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/24/should-government-fire-more-people-how-should-they-do-it/

July 24 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner: Special session Wed if Dems don’t send school bill Monday – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-dems-play-games-with-schools-cullerton-wants-to-talk/
— 6 killed, 35 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/10-shot-in-chicago-1-fatally-since-friday-night/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Racist emails scandal moves beyond city as Illinois opens an investigation into state employee’s role – Ray Long and Todd Lighty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-water-department-emails-capuzi-20170724-story.html
— Some last-minute options for tuition shortfall – Steve Rosen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that tuition and books were much less expensive when I attended UIC 1966-1968, when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/kidsandmoney/tca-some-last-minute-options-for-tuition-shortfall-20170717-story.html
— For many young workers, job hopping is key to more money – Marco Buscaglia (DIERSEN: Are/were you a job-hopper? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/tca-for-many-young-workers-job-hopping-is-key-to-more-money-20170718-story.html
— Family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank – Anya Kamenetz  (DIERSEN: Your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and his wife are not planning any kind of vacation. My $50,856/year pension is only 41% of the $122,991 that I earned in 1997 in today’s dollars.  I went on vacations in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977.  My wife and I went on many vacations, typically four each year, 1978-1992 in connection with her business trips to luxury resorts all across America.  Of course, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious about that.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/savingsgame/tca-family-vacation-doesn-t-have-to-break-the-bank-20170717-story.html
— Spending oodles on health care is the American way – Tyler Cowen. (DIERSEN: My wife and I a) spend $5,763/year for health, dental, and vision insurance; $2,731/year for Medicare; plus thousands of dollars in out of pocket costs, mainly for my dental expenses.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-health-costs-medicine-eu-perspec-0724-jm-20170721-story.html
— The danger of having ideologues in charge in Springfield – John McCarron  (DIERSEN: Those who call me an ideologue are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or they promote dependency on government, dependency of charity, LBGTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, vices including booze, gambling, and pot, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-rauner-ipi-madigan-emanuel-mccarron-perspec-0724-jm-20170723-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in keeping Obamacare.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-gop-health-care-obamacare-repeal-huppke-20170721-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner: Talk of discrimination against CPS “hurtful” and untrue – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/rauner-talk-of-discrimination-against-cps-x201churtfulx201d-and-untrue
— For first time in years, state will help pay for burials for the poor – Kerry Lester (DIERSEN: What about cremation?  When I die, I want to be cremated for the following reasons: a) my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents; b) my branch on my family tree is extremely small and it is dying; and c) my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been very successful in making people in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois HATE ME.  I should write a book about those who have been the most successful in making people HATE ME.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/for-first-time-in-years-state-will-help-pay-for-burials-for-the-poor

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The doctor will see you now—for $25,000 – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170722/ISSUE01/170729954

 

NBC5
— Chris Kennedy Lays Out Plan to Curb Chicago Gun Violence – James Neveau  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Democrats blame all bad things, including Chicago gun violence, on Republicans.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/democratic-candidate-chris-kennedy-lays-out-plan-to-curb-chicago-gun-violence-436205663.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Why two Illinois state fairs? Politics, of course – Tim Landis
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170722/local-business-notes-why-two-illinois-state-fairs-politics-of-course

 

WIFR
— Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski featured at State Representative John Cabello’s fundraising event
http://www.wifr.com/content/news/Trumps-former-campaign-manager-featured-at-Cabellos-fundraising-event–436214743.html

 

WSIL TV
— Democrats attempt rebranding with populist new agenda – AP  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrat Party agenda is to get rid of those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35952843/democrats-attempt-rebranding-with-populist-new-agenda
— A vacant White House job: first pet – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35952041/a-vacant-white-house-job-first-pet
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside. The job of first pet – an enviable White House gig with luxurious live-in privileges, after-hours access to the president and guaranteed positive press coverage – is not currently available. That’s because President Donald Trump is not looking for a fluffy sidekick at the moment. Asked about plans for a four-legged addition to the White House, Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump, said in a statement: “The first family is still getting settled so there are no plans at this time.” If Trump stays pet-free, he will be breaking with a long held tradition of presidential pet ownership.)

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Statement from County Board Chairman Dan Cronin RE: Curran vacancy
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=55365

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Curran named to replace Radogno in state Senate – Brent Zell (DIERSEN: What do you do?  If you resigned, who would replace you and who would your replacement be?)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511155656-curran-named-to-replace-radogno-in-state-senate

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— YES, THERE IS VOTER FRAUD IN ILLINOIS, NEW DATABASE SHOWS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/yes-there-is-voter-fraud.html
— O’HARE WORKER SEEKING TO “BURY UNBELIEVERS ALIVE” REQUESTS CHARGES DISMISSED
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/ohare-worker-seeking-to-bury-unbelievers-alive-requests-charges-dismissed.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner: Special session to commence Wednesday
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/24/rauner-special-session-to-commence-wednesday/
— Is Rauner staffer on the way out?
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/24/is-rauner-staffer-on-the-way-out/
— Cullerton again calls on Rauner to hold leaders’ meetings before veto
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/24/cullerton-again-calls-on-rauner-to-hold-leaders-meetings-before-veto/
— ILGOP responds *** Pritzker again tackles the Madigan question
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/24/pritzker-again-tackles-the-madigan-question/

 

GOPUSA
— Leftists terrified of cleaning up voter rolls  (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is on the voter rolls for your precinct?  The longer that your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain has served in your precinct, and the longer that the borders of your precinct have not been changed, and the fewer voters that are registered in your precinct, the better able your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain should be able to identify and report deadwood.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27574
— Fast-track training put officer Mohamed Noor on Minneapolis police force  (DIERSEN: When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors did NOT put me on any kind of fast-track anything. To transfer, they required me to take an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars, from $90,173 (GS-12 Step 5) down to $71,326 (GS-9 Step 10). For my first 6 years with GAO and for my last 9 years, they succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS. They did not promote me to GA-13 Step 1, $94,610 in today’s dollars, until 1986 and they never promoted me beyond that. They would not have done the aforesaid if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27562
— Bill Nye: Climate science needs older generations to ‘die’ off  (DIERSEN: If you want older people to die off, that is, if you want to promote age discrimination, vote for Democrats.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27507

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Scaramucci Lays Down the Law With Jake Tapper: ‘The Leaks End Today’ or He’ll Start Firing People – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Because I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me for all “media leaks” suffered since 2000 by the following in Illinois: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc.)
http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/07/928247-scaramucci-lays-law-jake-tapper-leaks-end-today-hell-start-firing-people/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Outsiders vs. Insiders: Relentless media war on Trump has failed miserably to dent his resolve – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/26109-outsiders-vs-insiders-relentless-media-war-trump-has-failed-miserably-dent-his-resolve

 

LIFEZETTE
— House Conservatives Set Ambitious Tax Reform Target: The IRS  Over 150 GOP lawmakers see chance to jettison reviled agency as part of comprehensive budget package – Margaret Menge  (DIERSEN: What if Republicans ran IRS instead of Democrats?)
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/house-conservatives-set-ambitious-tax-reform-target-the-irs/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Schiff Encourages Mueller To Investigate Trump Organization – TED GOODMAN (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors had me “under investigation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/23/schiff-encourages-mueller-to-investigate-trump-organization/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Public universities pay for-profit company thousands for online diversity training – NATHAN RUBBELKE (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/33768/

 

THE HILL
— What Trump can do to cripple ObamaCare – NATHANIEL WEIXEL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on crippling Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc.)
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/343222-what-trump-can-do-to-cripple-obamacare?

 

POLITICO
— GOP despairs at inability to deliver – ELIANA JOHNSON and JOSH DAWSEY  (DIERSEN: Who wants Trump to fail?  I should write at book about a) those who want me to fail as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and b) those who wanted me to fail as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, etc.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/23/republicans-trump-despair-deliver-240868

 

REUTERS
— New Trump communications director promises crackdown on media leaks – Timothy Gardner  (DIERSEN: Because I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me for all “media leaks” suffered since 2000 by the following in Illinois: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-scaramucci-idUSKBN1A80QA

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— At Chicago Sun-Times, New Owners Vow Return to Paper’s Working-Class Roots – JULIE BOSMAN and SYDNEY EMBER  (DIERSEN: What percent of working-class people anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/business/media/chicago-sun-times-ownership.html
— A Better Deal for American Workers – CHUCK SCHUMER  (DIERSEN: Democrats promise to use government to take money away from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time AND TO GIVE THAT MONEY TO THOSE WHO ARE anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/opinion/chuck-schumer-employment-democrats.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/opinion/republicans-trumpcare-cbo.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/opinion/transgender-lgbtq-rights-texas.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump marginalizes experts, debases expertise – James Hohmann  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always debased the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991; b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173; c) earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; and c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981.  They debase the fact that I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/07/24/daily-202-trump-marginalizes-experts-debases-expertise/597548fc30fb043679543214/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Reversal, Colleges Rein In Tuition  Prices of higher education are rising in line with inflation as enrollment stagnates – Josh Mitchell  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that tuition and books were much less expensive when I attended UIC 1966-1969, when I when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-reversal-colleges-rein-in-tuition-1500822001

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Poll: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump – Susan Page and Emma Kinery  (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want Trump to be impeached? 61% voted for Clinton in my precinct, one would expect that 61% in my precinct want Trump to be impeached.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/24/impeach-donald-trump-poll-americans-split-remove-president/501871001/
— Your next big raise? Don’t hold your breath, some economists say – Paul Davidson  (DIERSEN: What raises have you gotten? During the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my salary increased every year because of COLAs, step increases, and/or promotions, except 1980 when I took an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.  In today’s dollars, I earned $15.56/hour (GS-4 Step 1) when I started working for the Post Office in 1966 when I was 18; $44,853/year (GS-7 Step 1) when I started working for IRS in 1971; $90,173/year (GS-12 Step 5) when I left IRS in 1980; $71,326/year (GS-9 Step 10) when I started working for GAO in 1980; and $122,991/year (GS-13 Step 10) when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997. My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/07/23/your-next-big-raise-dont-hold-your-breath-some-economists-say/490040001/

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— OUTRAGEOUS: Americans’ retirement benefits have been slashed by a quarter – Ben Steverman
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Americans-retirement-benefits-have-been-11307000.php

 

POST AND COURIER
— Civil service ‘Frankenstein’ – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation are rampant in the federal government. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/civil-service-frankenstein/article_c9049ea8-6e66-11e7-8bdd-8fc771e6e9ef.html

July 23, 2017 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Crowded Field Of Illinois Democratic Governor Hopefuls Take Stage At Forum – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/23/crowded-field-democratic-governor/
— J.B. Pritzker’s Ideas For The State To Help Poor Neighborhoods
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/23/at-issue-j-b-p
NBC5
— Gloves Come Off at the Cook County Board – Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/deep-dish-gloves-come-off-at-the-cook-county-board-436150133.html
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage County Board member John Curran appointed to state Senate – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-curran-state-senate-st-0724-20170723-story.html
— Rooting out more City Hall racists: Taxpayers funded this orgy of prejudice – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-water-racist-emails-edit-0723-20170721-story.html
— Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party – Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republicans-control-party-20170723-story.html
DAILY HERALD
— Trump tweets frustration with Republicans – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170723/news/307239928/
DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Can Michigan take the politics out of political boundaries? – Brian Dickerson
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2017/07/23/anti-gerrymandering-initiative/497984001/
UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Analyzing Cook County Property Taxes With Dan Patlak
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/analyzing-cook-county-property-taxes-with-dan-patlak
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Glen Ellyn School District 41 holds $12 million in long-term debt
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511135830-glen-ellyn-sd-41-holds-12-million-in-long-term-debt
SAGAMON SUN
— Madigan accused of holding school funding hostage – Kacie Whaley
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511154446-madigan-accused-of-holding-school-funding-hostage
BRUCE RAUNER
— Help Build a Better Future  Sign the petition and show that we’re united against the income tax hike. It’s time to turn the page on unsustainable and dangerous habits of the past. Together we can make Illinois a place where our children will want to build their lives rather than a place to escape.
https://www.brucerauner.com/tax-hike-petition/
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AFSCME PRESSURING COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO RAISE SALES, ALCOHOL, PARKING AND CIGARETTE TAXES – Chris Lentino
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscme-pressuring-cook-county-commissioners-to-raise-sales-alcohol-parking-and-cigarette-taxes/
LIFEZETTE NEWS
— Durbin Expands Russia Hysteria to Voter Fraud Commission: ‘Exactly What Putin Wants’  Senate Minority Whip claims Trump integrity effort meant to suppress ‘right to vote,’ discredit ‘democratic process’ – Kathryn Blackhurst
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/durbin-expands-russia-hysteria-voter-fraud-commission-exactly-putin-wants/
LIVE ACTION
— Abortion advocates cry foul when Illinois governor hires a pro-life communications specialist – Susan Michelle-Hanson
https://www.liveaction.org/news/abortion-advocates-cry-foul-when-governor-hires-a-pro-life-communications-specialist/
BREITBART
— Harvard Law Professor: ‘White Liberal College Graduates’ Are ‘the Least Tolerant’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/22/harvard-law-prof-white-liberal-college-graduates-least-tolerant/
THE HILL
— DURBIN: Trump’s voter fraud commission will accomplish what Putin wants – JULIA MANCHESTER
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/343371-top-dem-trumps-voter-fraud-commission-will-accomplish-what-putin-wants
WASHINGTON POST
— Trump had ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Now Democrats say their economic agenda is ‘A Better Deal.’ – Ed O’Keefe and David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-had-the-art-of-the-deal-now-democrats-say-their-economic-agenda-is-a-better-deal/2017/07/22/c1f54b8c-6d56-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html
WORLD TRIBUNE
— Eleven states have counties with more registered voters than voting-age citizens  (FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois: Alexander, Bureau, Cass, Clark, Cook, Crawford, DuPage, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Jersey, Massac, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Pulaski, Rock Island, Sangamon, Scott, Union, Wabash, Washington, White.)  (DIERSEN: Ask you Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captian how much deadwood is in your precinct.)
http://www.worldtribune.com/eleven-states-have-counties-with-more-registered-voters-than-voting-age-citizens/
FORBES
— The Government Shouldn’t Force Pro-Life Doctors To Promote Abortion, And A Federal Judge Agrees – George Leef
https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2017/07/23/the-government-shouldnt-force-pro-life-doctors-to-promote-abortion-and-a-federal-judge-agrees/

July 23 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board member John Curran appointed to state Senate vacancy – Katie Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170722/dupage-county-board-member-appointed-to-state-senate-vacancy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Under state election law, a new member of the Republican party must be appointed to the DuPage County Board within 60 days of Curran’s resignation, which he plans to officially submit Monday, he said. Residents of District 3, which includes parts of Downers Grove, Westmont, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Woodridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Willowbrook, can apply to at Dupageco.org/countyboard/dist3map. The newly appointed board member will serve the remainder of Curran’s term, which expires Nov. 30, 2018. County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said in a news release Saturday that he will fill Curran’s vacancy until an appointment is made. “While we will truly miss his work and his dedication to DuPage County, we are happy to see him moving on to bigger challenges,” Cronin said. “I’m confident Springfield is gaining an asset who will fight to protect residents of Illinois.” Anyone seeking appointment to the county board should email Cronin at Dan.Cronin@dupageco.org with a resume and letter, not exceeding 300 words, outlining their interest.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 12 ways Trump has failed to deliver for his own voters – Robert Reich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/reich-12-ways-trump-has-failed-to-deliver-for-his-own-voters/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— HARDCOPY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: Veterans fight White House on pot – Evan Halper and Lauren Rosenblatt  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy an individual, you push pot on that individual. If you want to destroy an organization, you push pot on that organization. If you want to destroy a company, you push pot on that company. If you want to destroy a government, you push pot on that government. If you want to destroy a country, you push pot on that country. If you want to destroy a race, you push pot on that race.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/orlando-sentinel/20170723/281685434906947
— Despite budget woes, higher ed pros continue their work – Ted Slowik (DIERSEN: Do you have “high-quality degrees and credentials?”  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would demonize, denigrate, and condemn the bachelor’s degree in management that I earned from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, the MBA that I earned from Loyola in 1976, the master’s degree in accounting that I earned from DePaul in 1980, and the master’s degree in financial markets and trading that I earned from IIT in 1997.  They would stress that none of the aforesaid universities are Ivy League and that my grades were not that great. They would demonize, denigrate, and condemn the fact that I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and that I passed the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination on my first attempt in 1981. They would stress that I took CPA and CIA examination review courses and that others got higher scores on the examinations than I did. They would demonize, denigrate, and condemn the fact that I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant (FA) in 1997.  They would stress that became a CFE, CGFM, CFSA, and FA by grand fathering and not by passing an examination.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-higher-ed-illinois-st-0721-20170720-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Their goal is to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025. The rate stood at 40.8 percent when the goal was set in 2008 and rose to 49.6 percent by 2014, according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Are you ready for some more special sessions? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170722/statehouse-insider-are-you-ready-for-some-more-special-sessions
— Looking ahead to covering 2018 elections – Angie Muhs
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170722/angie-muhs-looking-ahead-to-covering-2018-elections

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrat Anthony March to challenge Shimkus – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-22/tom-kacich-danville-man-challenge-shimkus.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— High court may be only way to end gerrymandering – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What about those who have precinct lines redrawn a) to reward favored precinct committeemen/captains and b) to punish disfavored precinct committeemen/captains?)
http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-high-court-may-be-only-way-to-end-gerrymandering/article_1190716e-0b1c-5eb9-a333-bb3202282d32.html

 

RIVER CITY READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Staff Shake-Up Hints at Rauner Weakness.”
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/staff-shake-up-hints-at-rauner-weakness

 

HERALD REVIEW
— For loyal Macon County Trump backers, a campaign message still rings true – RYAN VOYLES
http://herald-review.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/for-loyal-macon-county-trump-backers-a-campaign-message-still/article_0bca40d8-a43c-5986-ac19-b32a9e2a21a2.html

 

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
— DREAM Act divisive, elitist – RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR. (DIERSEN: From what I see, to curry favor with Democrats, employers want to gloat that they hire illegals, and that to make way for them, they do not hire citizens of America and that they get rid of citizens of America.)
http://journalstar.com/opinion/columnists/ruben-navarrette-dream-act-divisive-elitist/article_58cdae0d-39bb-588f-af15-c17ff32892f2.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What bothered her was the insistence on going to college. What about those kids who go to vocational school or go straight to work? They didn’t deserve legal status? Someone in Washington was playing God again, deciding who stayed and who went according to a narrow definition of positive behavior. Why stop at attending college? Why not demand that beneficiaries of the DREAM Act not accept any public assistance, or abstain from smoking, or never fall into debt or not be unemployed for more than six months at any point in their lives? The new bill from Graham and Durbin is a slight improvement because it covers those who “work lawfully for at least three years.” But it also has a new requirement that recipients speak English and know U.S. history. Great idea. But shouldn’t we start by demanding those things from native-born U.S. citizens? These moral judgments are all subjective and awfully condescending. They’re all about what Graham, Durbin, and the other senators who will eventually support their bill require to make them feel comfortable with overlooking the fact that these young people are in the country illegally. Welcome to this week’s episode of the game show: “Good Immigrant, Bad Immigrant.” If Graham and Durbin want to make themselves useful in the immigration debate, they should stop treating immigrants like they’re some kind of social science experiment. Instead, they should draft a bill that would eventually legalize most of the 11 million people who are in the country illegally — whether or not they went to college or speak English. It’s no wonder that so many DREAMers experience a version of “survivor’s guilt” because they were tossed a life preserver while their parents and siblings are left to drown. All this talk about how the Trump administration is dividing families. You know what really divides families? The DREAM Act.)

 

WMAY
— Superintendents Push Back On Rauner’s Claim They’re Scared Of Madigan  (DIERSEN: Virtually everyone is scared of those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in their municipality, in their township/ward, in their county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world. Virtually everyone panders to, serves as an operative for, or serves as a dupe for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in their municipality, in their township/ward, in their county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois who focus on pandering to, on serving as an operative for, and on serving as a dupe for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
http://www.wmay.com/2017/07/22/superintendents-push-back-on-rauners-claim-theyre-scared-of-madigan/

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Governor’s Hometown Awards deadline approaches – Brent Zell (DIERSEN: What is your hometown?  I lived in Crete 1948-1972.  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that during those years, Crete was full of rich racists, rich sexists, rich bigots, and rich even worse things. They would stress that during those years, very few depended on government, on charity, or on welfare and that Crete was overwhelmingly White, German-American, Lutheran, conservative, and Republican.)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511154448-governor-s-hometown-awards-deadline-approaches

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Rep. Breen: Thank God Gov. Rauner doesn’t discriminate against staff over abortion  (DIERSEN: Democrats promote abortion. Democrats run the federal government.  Democrats promote patronage.  Therefore, federal employees are expected to promote abortion.  Therefore, while I was one of its employees for almost 30 years, the federal government discriminated against me because I did not promote abortion.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511155606-rep-breen-thank-god-gov-rauner-doesn-t-discriminate-against-staff-over-abortion

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— The NEA’s School Curriculum: Leftist Politics
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/the-neas-school-curriculum-leftist-politics

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— FSG Painters fined by IL. Department of Labor: Failure to pay prevailing wages on Clark County Park District job – JOHN KRAFT  (DIERSEN: What do you think the prevailing wage should be for someone like me?  I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/07/fsg-painters-fined-by-il-department-of-labor-failure-to-pay-prevailing-wages-on-clark-county-park-district-job/

 

THE BLAZE
— New report reveals the DNC is in financial turmoil while the GOP is thriving – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/22/new-report-reveals-the-dnc-is-in-financial-turmoil-while-the-gop-is-thriving/
— State instructs schools to ‘segregate’ students who feel uncomfortable with transgender bathrooms – Justin Haskins
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/22/state-instructs-schools-to-segregate-students-who-feel-uncomfortable-with-transgender-bathrooms/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— RAPID WHITE HOUSE PERSONNEL CHANGES ELECTRIFY PRESS CORPS  New communications director Scaramucci backed Scott Walker and Jeb Bush before Trump – GARTH KANT (DIERSEN: It is always extremely dangerous to back candidates. I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who want to kill me figuratively, if not literally, for backing certain candidates.)
http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/spicer-resigns-from-white-house-post/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— How Low Will the Teachers’ Unions Go? – ELLIOT KAUFMAN
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449752/teachers-unions-lies-randi-weingarten-despicable-defense-public-school-monopoly

 

POLITICO
— Scaramucci praises Breitbart in first interview since communications appointment – BRENT GRIFFITHS (DIERSEN: WARNING: If you praise Diersen or praise his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, Diersen’s critics/opponents have made it very clear that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy you.  Diersen’s critics/opponents are filled with hatred and have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/22/scaramucci-praises-breitbart-first-interview-240848

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats talk and act like they depend on voter fraud to win elections.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/opinion/sunday/the-bogus-voter-fraud-commission.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show their disdain for Western Civilization.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/opinion/sunday/donald-trumps-plan-to-save-western-civilization.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn baby boomers, and especially baby boomers who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/opinion/sunday/baby-boomers-decline.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps say that trump supporters are sexists.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/20/opinion/formacist-trump-sexism.html
— What It Was Like to Be Drafted – MARC LEEPSON  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their corporative, and their dupes would shout that I avoided the draft with student draft deferments 1966-1970 and with a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They would call me a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, and even worse things.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/opinion/what-it-was-like-to-be-drafted.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: For Good Jobs, Look Beyond the Rust – Editorial  (DIERSEN: None of the jobs that I had were “good” jobs. The evidence is that Democrats, minorities, women, younger people, veterans, etc. did not want the jobs that I had.  I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/opinion/sunday/president-trump-and-his-way-back-machine.html
— Overcoming an Embarrassing Workplace Slipup From Years Ago – ROB WALKER  (DIERSEN: What workplace slipups did you make?  I failed/refused to become a Democrat. I complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I failed/refused to help my superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees because the were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/jobs/workologist-overcoming-slip-ups.html
— Three Things I Should Have Said About Retirement Planning – PAUL B. BROWN  (DIERSEN: What do you know about retirement?  I have been retired for almost 20 years.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/your-money/retirement-planning-advice.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: As Congress Aims To Punish Russia, Trump Faces Bind – MATT FLEGENHEIMER and DAVID E. SANGER  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on punishing those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/us/politics/congress-sanctions-russia.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— L.A. voters want to legalize marijuana, so why won’t city leaders do it? – Editorial (DIERSEN: What should elected officials do if voters want them to get rid individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? Because of concern that elected officials will do what voters want, members of the aforesaid groups are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-marijuana-limited-immunity-20170722-story.html

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Democrats try to block federal workers from staying at Trump properties – Jamie Dupree
http://jamiedupree.blog.ajc.com/2017/07/23/democrats-try-to-block-federal-workers-from-staying-at-trump-properties/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Democrats struggle with whether to woo back whites or broaden coalition – Joe Garofoli  (DIERSEN: I predict that to get elected, Democrats will strengthen their promise that if elected, they will use government rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Dems-struggle-with-whether-to-woo-back-whites-or-11307886.php

 

THE NATIONAL
— Abrupt resignation of Trump’s press secretary a ‘symptom of an administration in crisis’ – Rob Crilly  (DIERSEN: My abrupt forced retirement from GAO in 1997 when I was 49 years old was a symptom of a government that puts above all else a) hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger and b) getting rid of its employees who are Republican, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.thenational.ae/world/the-americas/abrupt-resignation-of-trump-s-press-secretary-a-symptom-of-an-administration-in-crisis-1.613145