May 26, 2024

BOST FOR CONGRESS
— The Illinois Republican Party’s State Convention
https://x.com/BostForCongress/status/1794340527892312105

DALLAS NEWS
— Texas Republican Party delegates vote on party platform (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2024/05/25/texas-republican-platform-calls-for-teaching-bible-in-schools-blocking-abortion-drugs/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Texas GOP to vote on Bible lessons, deportations to platform (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/texas-gop-bible-lessons-school-19472547.php

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Proposed Texas GOP platform calls for the Bible in schools, electoral changes that would lock Democrats out of statewide office. The platform was voted on Saturday, with tallies expected next week. Other planks call abortion homicide and gender-transition care “child abuse.” – ROBERT DOWNEN AND RENZO DOWNEY (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/25/texas-republican-party-convention-platform/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans go all in for Trump at state convention – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER (COMMENT: Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) to issue a detailed press release on the convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. At the convention, there was very strong support for Trump and for Dean White for IRP National Committeeman, but there very few delegates were from DuPage County. IRP chairman Don Tracy spoke vehemently against direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. Many of the delegates who I spoke with had been strongly lobbied by opponents of direct election against direct election. Tracy’s IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee (PRC) killed direct election. Illinois Republicans who want direct election are overwhelmingly conservative. Illinois Republicans who oppose direct election are overwhelming moderate, that is, they reject some, many, most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform. It seems that to get PRC members to kill direct election, those who oppose direct election a) loaded the PRC with members who oppose direct election or could be made to oppose direct election and b) dumped efforts to move the platform to the left. I was appointed to the PRC even though I have always promoted direct election. But that appointment was made before those who oppose direct election knew that major efforts were going to be made to promote direct election. Therefore, I was removed from the PRC before its first meeting. The Democrat news media at the convention again demonstrated its hostility toward me. I have attended as a delegate and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor all the IRP State Conventions since 2000. The 2020 convention was by Zoom. The last big push for direct election was at the 2008 convention.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/25/illinois-republicans-go-all-in-for-trump-at-state-convention/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state GOP party platform has long opposed same-sex marriage, though its been almost a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans against those unions. On Saturday, the party added a plank “confirming the immutable biological sex of humans and the protection of women” and opposing gender treatments as well as “all efforts to validate transgender identity,” The platform adopted by more than 500 delegates at the convention also attacked the Democratic Party for eliminating cash bail, contending it “opposes law and order and law enforcement.” . . . The only contentious note in the festivities occurred when former Lake County GOP chairman Mark Shaw was twice overwhelmingly rejected in votes from the convention floor in his bid to become the state’s new Republican National Committeeman, replacing Richard Porter, who is term limited. Shaw, a Trump delegate and a “senior adviser” to the presidential candidate, has a controversial party history. Once viewed as a grassroots supporter, his attempts to maneuver into the RNC job were rejected by delegates who viewed him as too establishment. Dean White of St. Charles, a construction company owner and a member of the Republican State Central Committee, was ultimately named national committeeman after Shaw dropped out. Hardin County GOP Chair Rhonda Belford, who chairs the Republican County Chairs’ Association, was voted as national committeewoman, replacing Demetra DeMonte.)
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly blame Republicans for pollution.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/prairie-state-coal-plant/
— We can’t let summer events distract us from violence prevention in Chicago – Faith Leaders (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty, crime, and violence.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/opinion-chicago-summer-gun-violence-prevention/
— Mayor Johnson hires organizer as administration liaison to progressive groups – Jake Sheridan (COMMENT: Who serves as liaisons for the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to conservative groups?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/mayor-johnson-hires-organizer-as-administration-liaison-to-progressive-groups/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: NCTV17 seeks funding support from Naperville as the nonprofit TV station deals with urgent financial crisis – TESS KENNY (COMMENT: I am a conservative Republican nonprofit political and government news and commentary aggregator. All the money and time needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out each and every morning comes from me. He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/naperville-city-council-nctv17-cable-news-funding/

DAILY HERALD
— Biden to Black students: You’re nothing without me – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240525/syndicated-columnists/biden-to-black-students-youre-nothing-without-me/

NBC5
— At least 2 killed, 10 others injured in Chicago Memorial Day weekend shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-crime-memorial-day-weekend-shootings/3446710/

WGLT
— Trump confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-26/trump-confronts-repeated-booing-during-libertarian-convention-speech

WGIL
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.wgil.com/2024/05/25/illinois-bill-allows-out-of-state-minors-to-apply-for-taxpayer-funded-abortions/

CWB CHICAGO
— Huge brawl leaves migrant stabbed, cop injured as police declare emergency outside downtown Chicago shelter. (COMMENT: Chicago today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/05/huge-brawl-leaves-migrant-stabbed-cop-injured-as-police-declare-emergency-outside-downtown-chicago-shelter.html

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Budget negotiations will extend into next week as House leaves Springfield – JERRY NOWICKI & HANNAH MEISEL
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/budget-negotiations-will-extend-into-next-week-as-house-leaves-springfield

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois legislators eye $870 million in tax increases ahead of budget deal. Package includes tax credits for hiring journalists, ex-felons, live theatre. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_2b3aeb7e-1b06-11ef-905a-1fa73edcfead.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

AMERICAN THINKER
— Acknowledging Truth – Thomas Klocek
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/acknowledging_truth.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— MSNBC’s Joy Reid takes racist shot at Rep. Byron Donalds over Trump support – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/25/msnbcs-joy-reid-takes-racist-shot-at-rep-byron-donalds-over-trump-support-1461605/

BREITBART
— Chicago: 10 Shot During First Night of Memorial Day Weekend – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2024/05/26/chicago-10-shot-during-first-night-of-memorial-day-weekend/

FOX BUSINESS
— Walmart promotes Pride merchandise as Target scales back following backlash. – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/walmart-promotes-pride-merchandise-target-scales-back-following-backlash

HOT AIR
— Schumer Clearly States Citizenship for Illegals Is the Goal
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/05/25/when-chuckles-schumer-clear-states-citizenship-for-illegals-is-the-goal-n3789060

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— “Not one Mexican”: Group of illegal immigrants interviewed near San Diego border wall. – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/not-one-mexican-group-of-illegal-immigrants-interviewed-near-san-diego-border-wall

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Illinois Chemical Abortion Free-for-All Puts Women in Danger – ERIK BAPTIST
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/05/the-illinois-chemical-abortion-free-for-all-puts-women-in-danger/
— Merit Must Trump DEI in Medical Education – IAN KINGSBURY (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/05/merit-must-trump-dei-in-medical-education/

NEW AMERICAN
— Is the Constitution Now an “Inconvenient Document”? – Selwyn Duke
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/constitution/is-the-constitution-now-an-inconvenient-document/

PARADISE
— Great Replacement: Sen. Schumer Calls For Amnesty of Millions of Illegals to Offset Declining U.S. Population
https://theparadise.ng/great-replacement-sen-schumer-calls-for-amnesty-of-millions-of-illegals-to-offset-declining-u-s-population/
— 40+ Dem Mayors Beg Joe Biden to Create Jobs Program — for Illegal Aliens!
https://theparadise.ng/40-dem-mayors-beg-joe-biden-to-create-jobs-program-for-illegal-aliens/#google_vignette

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Confronting the Woke-Left and Jihad-Enthusiast Alliance – Peter Berkowitz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/05/26/confronting_the_woke-left_and_jihad-enthusiast_alliance_151003.html

TOWNHALL
— Chuck Schumer Admits Democrats’ ‘Ultimate Goal,’ And It’s Not Good – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: Democrat elected and appointed officials ever-increasingly replace those in America who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/25/chuck-schumer-our-ultimate-goal-is-to-give-every-illegal-immigrant-citizenship-n2639528
— Half of UCLA Med School Students Fail Basic Tests Thanks to DEI Push – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/25/half-of-ucla-med-school-students-fail-basic-tests-thanks-to-dei-push-n2639525

WESTERN JOURNAL
— New Low: Illegals Across U.S. Hiring Fake Robbers to Attack Them So They Gain Asylum – Jack Davis
https://www.westernjournal.com/new-low-illegals-across-us-hiring-fake-robbers-attack-gain-asylum/

— FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCESSOUTHERN

AOL
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly crow about their success in using DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.aol.com/news/republican-leaders-unc-board-claims-144739678.html
— How to Check Your Employment Eligibility – LISA JOHNSON MANDELL
https://www.aol.com/news/2011-03-24-how-to-check-your-employment-eligibility.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Green cards? Passports? Visas? Just what exactly to they allow you to do? A lot of people coming to the U.S. are uncertain about whether or not they’re able to legally work in the U.S. Now there’s a super simple way to find out. The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services recently unveiled a free online tool called E-Verify Self Check, that allows people to see if they’re eligible to work in the U.S. before they start looking.)

CNN
— Trump courts Libertarians amid mounting concern over third-party candidates – Steve Contorno and Aaron Pellish (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/25/politics/donald-trump-libertarian-party-rfk/index.html

MSN
— Wokeness has gone full circle with the separation of Americans by race thanks to DEI
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/entertainment/news/wokeness-has-gone-full-circle-with-the-separation-of-americans-by-race-thanks-to-dei-says-conservatives/ar-BB1idbhx
— ‘Zapped time and time again’: More workers say they expect to retire at 65, but research shows they may be overly optimistic about how long they can remain in the workforce. – Serah Louis (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination. I am 75. As age discrimination ever-increasingly increases under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that as you get older, there will be ever-increasingly pressure to get rid of you and especially if you are conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time like me. Currently, age discriminators are using age discrimination concurrently against both Trump and Biden to “kill two birds with one stone.” In my defense, I stress the GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters that I put together and send out each and every morning. I had no trouble driving non-stop to/from Wheaton and Collinsville for the Illinois Republican Party State Convention.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/zapped-time-and-time-again-more-workers-say-they-expect-to-retire-at-65-but-research-shows-they-may-be-overly-optimistic-about-how-long-they-can-remain-in-the-workforce/ar-BB1n201B

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Do Students at Elite Colleges Really Want? – Francesca Mari (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League colleges are worthless, that is, that my degrees from NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT are worthless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/business/gen-z-college-students-jobs.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/opinion/trump-deportation-immigration-border.html
— Biden Addresses Graduating Cadets at West Point Military Academy – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/us/politics/biden-commencement-west-point.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden indirectly rebukes Trump at West Point commencement. – Tyler Pager
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/trump-biden-military-academy/
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/05/25/george-floyd-anniversary-retrenchment/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Teach Your Children to Love America. – Peggy Noonan (COMMENT: What inspires your patriotism? For me, it includes my being able to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license even though neither of my parents attended college, my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/teach-your-children-to-love-america-memorial-day-7c97666e

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly crow about their success in using DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mayarichard-craven/2024/05/25/racial-trauma-can-affect-your-career-heres-how/

PBS
— JULY 21, 2022 FLASHBACK: Jan. 6 committee says Donald Trump is to blame for the violence (COMMENT: He who determines the membership of a committee determines the outcome of that committee.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-jan-6-committee-says-donald-trump-is-to-blame-for-the-violence

May 25, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— 2024 Illinois State Convention – RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaSXeMRHkh4

NEW YORK TIMES

— Biden to Deliver Commencement Address at West Point Military Academy. President Biden’s address comes at a moment of military upheaval abroad, university protests at home and a looming White House rematch with former President Donald J. Trump. – Michael D. Shear

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Mayor Brandon Johnson rolls out summer safety plan, hoping to prevent Memorial Day weekend violence. – Christian Piekos, Craig Wall, and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-beaches-open-season-friday-castaways-restaurant-north/14864792/
— Illinois lawmakers working through holiday weekend on budget as spring legislative session ends
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-lawmakers-state-budget-finalized-governor-jb-pritzker/14867028/

WTTW
— State Lawmakers Pass 250 Bills, Including Measure Targeting ‘Legacy’ Admissions at Public Universities (COMMENT: How much did your parents’ education help you? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/24/state-lawmakers-pass-250-bills-including-measure-targeting-legacy-admissions-public
— Advocates Underscore Need for Statewide Reentry Programs as Several Bills Aimed at Supporting People With Criminal Records Stall – Dilpreet Raju (COMMENT: Democrats advocate for criminals. Republicans advocate for the victims of criminals.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/24/advocates-underscore-need-statewide-reentry-programs-several-bills-aimed-supporting
— Bill Banning Illinois From Aiding Other States’ Investigations Into Abortion Services Clears General Assembly – Peter Hancock and Cole Longcor (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/24/bill-banning-illinois-aiding-other-states-investigations-abortion-services-clears-general

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judicial Watch files lawsuit over Evanston reparations program – ALEX HULVALCHICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/conservative-group-files-lawsuit-over-evanston-reparations-program/?clearUserState=true
— Illinois Senate pitches budget, but talks continue into holiday weekend as Democrats struggle to reach consensus – DAN PETRELLA, OLIVIA OLANDER, EREMY GORNER, and OLIVIA STEVENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/illinois-senate-pitches-budget-but-talks-continue-into-holiday-weekend-as-democrats-struggle-to-reach-consensus/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As Pritzker, Dems hash out state budget, lawmakers tackle health care, abortion protections and digital IDs. Topping Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s legislative agenda and on track for approval heading into the weekend was a health insurance reform package targeting so-called “junk plans” and step therapy. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/springfield/2024/05/24/jb-pritzker-democrats-health-care-abortion-protections-digital-ids-legislative-roundup
— A former DuPage County prosecutor accused of threatening state lawmakers, gun control groups on social media. Samuel Cundari, 30, is charged with making threatening posts on X directed at the children of two state lawmakers, gun control groups and the Illinois attorney general’s office. He’s also accused of posting about a potential bomb at a Springfield LGBTQ festival. – Kade Heather
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/05/24/dupage-county-threats-state-lawmakers-gun-control-groups-social-media

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s Hispanic community welcomes Biden and the DNC — and demands work permits – Leigh Giangreco (COMMENT: When I was young, if there had been as many illegals as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicagos-hispanics-want-worker-permits-biden

HERALD
— Republican campaign aide charged in Will County with harassment, obscenity
https://www.shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/2024/05/24/republican-campaign-aide-charged-in-will-county-with-harassment-obscenity/

JOURNAL COURIER
— Illinois’ tiny jobs growth due only to new government hiring – Mark Glennon
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/opinion/article/illinois-tiny-jobs-growth-due-new-government-19462440.php

SOUTHERN
— What Haley donors, voters think about her saying she’ll vote for Trump in November – Soo Rin Kim, Hannah Demissie, and Kelsey Walsh (COMMENT: Who are the leaders of Haley voters in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? What do they say?)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/24/what-haley-donors-voters-think-about-her-saying-shell-vote-for-trump-in-november/
— VP hopefuls modify their stance on abortion to more closely align with Trump – Hannah Demissie
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/24/vp-hopefuls-modify-their-stance-on-abortion-to-more-closely-align-with-trump/

WGLT
— Campaigns are starting earlier than ever — due, in part, to early voting – Domenico Montanaro, Steve Inskeep
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-24/campaigns-are-starting-earlier-than-ever-due-in-part-to-early-voting

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-05-24/abortion-can-be-difficult-to-talk-about-these-14-strangers-took-it-on-anyway

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/understanding-inequality-redlining-is-only-part-of-the-story/Event?oid=18458376

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— South Side Chicago GOP delegate makes history – Jim Talamonti
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_ad2bbf7a-19ec-11ef-a863-e7a3816125c9.html

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois Public Schools Fail: Kids Can’t Read. Only 35 in every 100 Illinois students can read at grade level. Is your child one of them? (COMMENT: At Crete-Monee High School, only 15% are proficient in reading and only 7% in math. I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. My ACT score was 24. I graduated in the upper 20% of my class. That got me accepted by UIC.)
https://wirepoints.org/kidscantread/statewide/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— An Opposing View of Direct Election of GOP SCC – Larry D. Smith (COMMENT: I should write a book about those past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who oppose direct election of IRP SCC members and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000 because I promote direct election of IRP SCC members. I would focus on those who removed me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/05/an-opposing-view-of-direct-election-of-gop-scc/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden is downsizing, politicizing our military – Want to avoid war? Prepare for one. – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/24/biden-is-downsizing-politicizing-our-military/
— Biden, Democrats and the dangerous religion of race. It’s being used to justify totalitarianism. – Tom Basile
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/24/biden-democrats-and-dangerous-religion-of-race/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s war on merit comes for medical schools – Brad Polumbo (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3016582/the-lefts-war-on-merit-comes-for-medical-schools/
— DEI is going to get people killed: Medical edition – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/opinion-restoring-america/3016922/dei-is-going-to-get-people-killed-medical-edition/
— Biden’s fiscal vigilantes are robbing people – Rep. Jodey Arrington
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/3015339/bidens-fiscal-vigilantes-robbing-people/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— UCLA Medical School Denies Whistleblower Allegations, Claims Students Admitted ‘Based on Merit’ Admissions officers say the school lowers standards for minorities in an effort to boost diversity. – Aaron Sibarium (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://freebeacon.com/campus/ucla-medical-school-denies-whistleblower-allegations-claims-students-admitted-based-on-merit/
— ‘A Failed Medical School’: How Racial Preferences, Supposedly Outlawed in California, Have Persisted at UCLA. Up to half of UCLA medical students now fail basic tests of medical competence. Whistleblowers say affirmative action, illegal in California since 1996, is to blame. – Aaron Sibarium
https://freebeacon.com/campus/a-failed-medical-school-how-racial-preferences-supposedly-outlawed-in-california-have-persisted-at-ucla/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Make America great, and competitive, again – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/make_america_great_and_competitive_again.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— At UCLA, the DEI medical students are a disaster – Andrea Widburg (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/at_ucla_the_dei_medical_students_are_a_disaster.html

BREITBART
— Over 40 Mayors Plead with Joe Biden to Create Jobs Program — for Migrants – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/24/over-40-mayors-plead-with-joe-biden-to-create-jobs-program-for-migrants/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Northwestern journalism school’s chair of ‘social justice in reporting’ has history of pro-Hamas rhetoric – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/exposed-northwestern-journalism-schools-chair-social-justice-reporting-history-pro-hamas-rhetoric/25525
— UCLA med students alarmingly sub-standard, as school ‘cuts corners’, admits applicants based on race – Adam Sabes (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/ucla-med-students-alarmingly-sub-standard-school-cuts-corners-admits-students-based-race/25529

CENTER SQUARE NORTH CAROLINA
— Jews ‘fit neatly’ into universities’ DEI oppression matrix – Alan Wooten |
https://www.thecentersquare.com/north_carolina/article_fe852b0a-19d7-11ef-9adc-63d6dbfbd38b.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said the Committee on Education and the Workforce will continue getting to, and ending, the “roots of antisemitic hatred, including anti-Israel DEI bureaucracies, and questionable foreign funding” that enabled a group to be found – the Jews – that “fit neatly” into the oppression matrix of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Over the course of years, decades even,” Foxx said, “universities gradually nurtured a campus culture of radicalism in which antisemitism grew and became tolerated by administrators.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Florida Rep. Anna Paulina Luna Rips Biden For Border Crisis, Details Concerns Over Migrants Crossing – HAILEY GOMEZ
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/24/anna-paulina-luna-rips-biden-border-crisis-illegal-immigrants-crossing/
— How We Built A World Meant To Cave To The Mob – GAGE KLIPPER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/24/build-world-cave-mob-jussie-smollett-demand-for-hate-crime/

DAILY WIRE
— Up To Half Of UCLA Med Students Are Failing Basic Medical Competency Tests, Affirmative Action To Blame – Ashe Schow (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/up-to-half-of-ucla-med-students-are-failing-basic-medical-competency-tests-affirmative-action-to-blame

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Want Aliens To Vote In U.S. Elections – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/24/yes-democrats-want-aliens-to-vote-in-u-s-elections-take-jamie-raskins-word-for-it/

FOX NEWS
— California bill would ban schools from telling parents if student identifies as LGBTQ. Opponents say the bill will ‘keep parents in the dark.’ – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-bill-would-ban-schools-telling-parents-student-identifies-lgbtq-gut-and-amend
— Top House Republican launches probe into failed breach of military base by illegal immigrants. Lawmakers in both congressional chambers have demanded answers. – Adam Shaw, Griff Jenkins
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-house-republican-launches-probe-failed-breach-military-base-illegal-immigrants

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Evanston faces federal class action over reparations program
https://www.judicialwatch.org/chicago-suburb-faces-federal-class-action-over-reparations-program/

MRC TV
— Half of UCLA Med Students Are Failing Family Medicine Amid Racial Admissions Reports – SCOTT GIEBEL (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/scott-giebel/data-shows-half-ucla-med-students-are-failing-family-medicine-amid-racial

NEWSMAX
— Chicago Officials Concerned About Violence at DNC Convention – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/dnc-chicago-officials/2024/05/24/id/1166141/

PATRIOT POST
— Illegals in Chicago Fake Armed Robberies for Immigration Benefit. Illegal immigrants in the Windy City are paying to be “victimized” in fake armed robberies, attempting to obtain a visa and protection from deportation.
https://patriotpost.us/videos/107127-illegals-in-chicago-fake-armed-robberies-for-immigration-benefit-2024-05-24

REAL CLEAR EDUCATION
— How UCLA Became ‘a Failed Medical School’ – Aaron Sibarium (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.realcleareducation.com/2024/05/24/how_ucla_became_a_failed_medical_school_1033829.html

TOWNHALL
— The High Art of Virtue Signaling – Jeff Davidson (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest virtue signalers in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2024/05/25/the-high-art-of-virtue-signaling-n2638867
— Tired of Waiting for Border Agents, Illegal Aliens Call a Lyft and Become ‘Gotaways’ – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/05/24/tired-of-waiting-for-border-agents-illegal-aliens-call-a-lyft-and-become-gotaways-n2639498

WESTERN STANDARD
— Half of UCLA med students fail basic tests since lowering standards for minorities – Jen Hodgson (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.westernstandard.news/news/half-of-ucla-med-students-fail-basic-tests-since-lowering-standards-for-minorities/54812

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Anti-Trump Republicans Worried About the Biden Campaign (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest anti-Trump leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/us/politics/trump-biden-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How the Libertarian Party that turned from Trump came to embrace him. The decision to invite the former president to speak at Saturday’s convention is the latest battle in a raging, contentious war over the party’s direction. – Meryl Kornfield (COMMENT: Because I have always opposed the promotion of LGBTQ, abortion, and pot, Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization have always worked very hard against me.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/libertarian-party-trump/

USA TODAY
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/25/george-floyd-racism-backlash/73548393007/

MSN
— Migrant stuns reporter saying ‘killers’ and ‘psychopaths’ entering US – Jon Michael Raasch
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/migrant-stuns-reporter-saying-killers-and-psychopaths-entering-us/ar-BB1mZK4z
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/welcome-desperate-migrants-without-excuses-or-delays-pope/ar-AA1cMSDI

YAHOO
— Legacy Students Four Times More Likely to Be Accepted to Top Schools – Daniel Kreps (COMMENT: How much did your parents’ education help you? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/legacy-students-four-times-more-130428192.html
— Wall Street is paring its bets on ESG and DEI as political pressure rises – BEN WERSCHKUL (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.aol.com/wall-street-paring-bets-esg-150045085.html

FORBES
— Who have your superiors made role models? My superiors have always made those who are following role models: team players, moderate/liberal, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2024/04/26/recruiting-gen-z-how-to-engage-young-talent-in-the-workplace/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Ready to Certify Your Affirmative Action Plans Before July 1, 2024? – Lsa B. Marsh, Marolhin D. Mendez (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans.)
https://natlawreview.com/article/ready-certify-your-affirmative-action-plans-july-1-2024-podcast

May 24, 2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— GOP UNITY: The Illinois Republican Party is holding its state convention today and Saturday in the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. After eight years of divisiveness among the rank and file, party leaders hope to emerge united as they head into election season. No matter where they stand on Donald Trump, they agree on wanting to make Joe Biden a one-term president. “We’re at a pivotal point where you’re seeing Republicans starting to get back together,” Illinois GOP Executive Director Matthew Janes told Playbook. “You’re seeing a lot more unity recently.” The Illinois GOP has evolved much the way the national Republican party has, with right-leaning Republicans veering more right and centrists somehow being seen as being left on party issues. In Illinois, the shift has been geographic. In 2014, the Republican base was strong in Chicago’s suburbs and exurbs, while southern Illinois still saw Democrats have an influence in party politics. That’s all shifted: When Trump came on the scene, rural voters were drawn to his blue collar message and there was a shift in the state party’s cultural and economic bases. Chicago-area Republicans weren’t always in line with Trump. And many still aren’t. Embracing Trump: Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter was among those hoping to see a new Republican generation in the White House. He backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president. Now, he says he’s most concerned about taking back the White House from Democrats. “I am for winning. Trump is our nominee and the Democrats have behaved appallingly in regard to Trump so it’s not hard to support him,” Porter told Playbook, referring to the former president’s recent court fight in New York. That attitude is expected to prevail in Collinsville this weekend, where the biggest task is to line up behind a party platform and elect a new Republican committee man and committee woman to represent the state within the national Republican Convention (The party elects one man and one woman to those seats.). Why the change: Term limits are keeping Porter and Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte from running again. They have each served two terms. In the running for their seats: GOP state central committee members Mark Shaw and Dean White and Illinois Republican Finance Committee Chair Vince Kolber. Shaw is also an Illinois adviser to Trump’s campaign. Women candidates are State Central Committee members Joan Lasonde and Rhonda Belford, and former Republican legislative candidate Julie Cho. All of the candidates are right-leaning, Trump-supporting Republicans. If you are Demetra DeMonte, Playbook would like to hear from you. Email skapos@politico.com )
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump putting his finger on the scale to revamp GOP platform four years after it froze in time – Elaine Mallon (COMMENT: Those who oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a far-right conservative. Since 2015, they have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a Trump-promoter. I should write a book about those who oppose direct elect election of IRP SCC members and who oppose Trump and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3015947/trump-revamp-gop-platform-after-it-froze-in-time/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump campaign is pushing to elect those closely aligned with the presumptive presidential nominee’s agenda to positions on the Republican National Committee‘s Platform Committee. Much of this effort by former President Donald Trump’s campaign relates to concerns that far-right conservatives will push stances on abortion and same-sex marriage that may alienate the general population just ahead of the general election. The RNC’s Platform Committee consists of a male and a female representative from each U.S. state and territory, and it will play an instrumental role in shaping the party’s stances on dozens of policy issues. The party’s current platform is a 66-page document that hasn’t been reviewed since the 2016 election. In 2020, the RNC passed a resolution stating it would not adopt a new platform, pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic interfering with the party’s ability to hold meetings. That year marked the first time in more than 150 years that the RNC decided not to make adjustments to its official platform, per NBC News. Shiree Verdone served as co-chairwoman of Trump’s campaign in Arizona in both 2016 and 2020 but is no longer involved with the Republican Party of Arizona. She told the outlet that Trump’s team is concerned about who is getting on the party’s platform committee. “Trying to get normal folks on the Platform and Rules [committees], but God knows if there’s any normal people in that delegation,” Verdone said. The committee’s leadership consists of strong Trump supporters, including Trump’s former ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, who will serve as executive director. Russ Vought, Trump’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as policy director, and Ed Martin, the head of several conservative groups, will serve as deputy policy director. “The campaign is really getting into it and involved this year in [Platform Committee] races in states,” a veteran Republican operative told the outlet. “There is a sense among them that the platform should not be pushed too far to the right on a few issues, but I keep hearing abortion and marriage specifically.” While far-right conservatives have called for a national ban on abortion, Trump has been steadfast in his stance that the matter will be left up to the states. “I DO NOT SUPPORT A BAN ON BIRTH CONTROL, AND NEITHER WILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!” Trump declared on Truth Social.)
— ‘Haley Voters for Biden’ says Trump endorsement makes their efforts ‘difficult’ – Peter Cordi (COMMENT: Who are the Haley voters for Biden in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015309/haley-voters-biden-trump-endorsement-efforts-difficult/
— Trump and DeSantis appear to push aside feud in appeal to donors: ‘I love that you’re back’ – Ross O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015526/trump-desantis-push-aside-feud-appeal-donors/
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Mike Johnson warns that ‘enemies of freedom’ can vote in local DC elections – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014853/mike-johnson-warns-enemies-of-freedom-can-vote-local-dc-elections/
— Democrats attack Republicans on DC noncitizen voting law as a setup for election fraud claims – Jack Birle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014472/democrats-attack-republicans-dc-noncitizen-voting-law-setup-big-lie-2-0/
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson: One year in, a failing grade – William J. Kelly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3001566/brandon-johnson-one-year-in-failing-grade/
— Trump insists Biden, 81, must debate him standing up. – Ashley Oliver (COMMENT: I drove non-stop from Wheaton to Collinsville yesterday.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3016177/trump-insists-biden-81-must-debate-standing-up/
— Illegal immigrant says illegal immigration is too easy – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3015282/illegal-immigrant-says-illegal-immigration-too-easy/

ALTON TELEGRAPH & JOURNAL COURIER
— Collinsville hosts Illinois GOP state convention this weekend. – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/illinois-republican-convention-gop-collinsville-19474408.php
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/republicans-state-convention-collinsville-weekend-19474445.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Approximately 500 to 600 people will attend, according to Convention Coordinator Deb Detmers.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Nikki Haley dropped out of the GOP race, but she’s still getting sizable votes. – Hannah Demissie
https://abc7chicago.com/post/nikki-haley-voting-trump-former-republican-presidential-candidate/14858562/
— Trump campaign calls out ‘critical flaw’ in Milwaukee RNC convention’s safety from protesters. Trump campaign wants more space between convention and protest areas. – Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-campaign-accuses-secret-service-of-critical-flaw-rnc/14863699/
— Anti-abortion Chicago City Council members stall quiet zone approval around West Loop clinic. Ald. Bill Conway was trying to establish “quiet zone” around abortion clinic where entering women report bullying and intimidation. – Fran Spielman
https://abc7chicago.com/post/anti-abortion-chicago-city-council-members-stall-approval-west-loop-clinic-quiet-zone/14863192/

WGN9
— House Republicans rail against Northwestern, Rutgers for cutting deals with protesters. – Lexi Lonas
https://wgnradio.com/news/house-republicans-ream-northwestern-rutgers-for-cutting-deals-with-protesters/
— Retiring early may not be as great as it sounds – Collin McCarthy (COMMENT: I should write a book about being forced by Democrats to retire early.)
https://wgnradio.com/your-money-matters/retiring-early-may-not-be-as-great-as-it-sounds/

WTTW
— New Illinois Law That Prevents Political Parties From Slating Candidates in Open General Election Races Put on Hold by Judge – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/new-illinois-law-prevents-political-parties-slating-candidates-open-general-election
— Northwestern President Defends Deal With Student Protesters to US House Committee: ‘We Had to Get the Encampment Down’ – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-defends-deal-student-protesters-us-house-committee-we-had-get

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois fails to protect immigrant victims of crime – NELL SALZMAN (COMMENT: Those who promote illegal immigration are responsible for the illegals who come in.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/illinois-fails-to-protect-immigrant-victims-of-crime-report-finds/
— Alderman accuses colleague of antisemitism over social media post. – JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/alderman-accuses-colleague-of-antisemitism-over-social-media-post/
— Illinois Democrats still at odds over tax hike proposals as budget talks again head into overtime – JEREMY GORNER, OLIVIA OLANDER, OLIVIA STEVENS, DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-still-at-odds-over-tax-hike-proposals-as-budget-talks-again-head-into-overtime/
— Northwestern President Schill grilled by lawmakers at campus antisemitism hearing. ‘Hate is hate.’ – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-at-congressional-antisemitism-hearing-existing-rules-policies-falling-short-we-must-improve/
— Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/senate-border-bill-test-vote/
— ‘Justice-impacted individual’ is a ‘doublethink’ phrase that could come back to haunt Gov. J.B. Pritzker – Editorial
https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-justice-impacted-individual-doublethink-100000509.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge halts election law that blocked Republican candidates from appearing on November ballot. Under the new law, state House and Senate candidates must run in the primary to appear on the November general election ballot — a move leaving prospective candidates in the lurch, viewed as a power grab by the Democrat-led legislature. – Tina Stondeles and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/23/judge-halts-election-law-that-blocked-republican-candidates-from-appearing-on-november-ballot
— Mayoral allies in hot water over social media posts. Johnson’s Communications Director Ronnie Reese is under fire for a 2010 tweet that said, “I brake for gay pride, reluctantly.” Meanwhile, Ald. Debra Silverstein called a recent Facebook post by Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez “an antisemitic dog whistle.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/05/23/social-media-mayoral-allies-facebook-tweet-antisemitism-homophobia
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/05/23/cook-county-loans-minority-pot-license-marijuana-social-equity
— Advocates worry 120 schools could lose after-school programs this summer. – Nader Issa and Sarah Karp (COMMENT: What did you do after-school? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, and worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/05/23/advocates-worry-120-schools-could-lose-after-school-programs-this-summer
— Student protests are a rite of passage. I went through it, back in the ’60s. Watching the wave of student protests on college campuses nationwide, a retired journalist recalls his own activism and writes: When these students reflect on this moment, I trust they will appreciate, like I have, our country’s commitment to reasonable free speech, peaceable assembly and democracy. – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: While I attended UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970, many of my classmates protested the Vietnam War.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/23/student-protests-colleges-israel-hamas-vietnam-war-activists-1960s-andy-shaw

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago newsrooms get $1.6 million in grants to strengthen local journalism – Corli Jay (COMMENT: All the many thousands of dollars needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out every morning comes out of my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my Social Security, and my retirement savings.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/chicago-newsrooms-get-grants-bolster-local-journalism
— Durbin renews call for Alito to recuse himself in 2020 election cases. (COMMENT: I have flown an American flag off my front porch in Wheaton constantly since September 11, 2001 and a 18X12 foot American flag in my Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville since January of 2021.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/durbin-calls-alito-recuse-himself-2020-election-cases

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House moves to protect emergency abortions ahead of US Supreme Court ruling – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

SOUTHERN
— Democrats go on offense as the GOP opens the door to birth control restrictions – Isabella Murray
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/23/democrats-go-on-offense-as-the-gop-opens-the-door-to-birth-control-restrictions

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Descendants of Evanston residents file federal class action suit against reparations program – William Tong
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/24/city/descendants-of-evanston-residents-file-federal-class-action-suit-against-reparations-program/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Class action lawsuit attacks Evanston reparations program as unconstitutional. Plaintiffs allege they are ‘irreparably harmed’ by program’s limitation to Black ancestors and descendants, seek their own $25,000 payments. – Alex Harrison
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/05/24/class-action-lawsuit-attacks-local-reparations-program-as-unconstitutional/

EVANSTON NOW
— Suit challenges Evanston reparations plan – Bill Smith
https://evanstonnow.com/suit-challenges-evanston-reparations-plan/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump isn’t known for letting slights against him pass – AP (COMMENT: I not only let sights against me pass, I let big adverse actions against me pass. Should I continue doing that? Should I start issuing cease and desist letters against my attackers? Should I sue them?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-swaps-bluster-for-silence-and-possibly-sleep-in-his-hush-money-trial//

CITIES 92.9
— Measure impacting auto voter registration raises non-citizen registration concerns – Catrina Petersen
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/22/measure-impacting-auto-voter-registration-raises-non-citizen-registration-concerns/

WGEM
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wgem.com/video/2024/05/24/bill-expanding-illinois-abortion-shield-law-heads-gov-pritzkers-desk/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-94/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why do Republican, conservative, and religious leaders in Illinois not encourage reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, if not discourage reading those newsletters? ANSWER: They reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly its individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or they reject election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_5b88a150-192f-11ef-9334-cb5ac7080596.html

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Evanston faces federal class action over reparations program. The first-of-its-kind reparations initiative is meant to address the historic housing injustice that Black Evanston residents once faced. – DAVE BYRNES
https://www.courthousenews.com/chicago-suburb-faces-federal-class-action-over-reparations-program/

WEST COOK NEWS
— Cook County launches $3.6 million grant program for cannabis businesses
https://westcooknews.com/stories/659508595-cook-county-launches-3-6-million-grant-program-for-cannabis-businesses

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois legislators ‘increasingly see criminals as victims & police as criminals’ – Paul Vallas:
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659439059-paul-vallas-illinois-legislators-increasingly-see-criminals-as-victims-police-as-criminals

SANGAMON SUN
— Republicans express concerns over exclusion from Illinois budget talks
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/659508774-republicans-express-concerns-over-exclusion-from-illinois-budget-talks

WIREPOINTS
— More woke buffoonery with your money: The latest with Illinois’ ESG investments and Treasurer Frerichs – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/more-woke-buffoonery-with-your-money-the-latest-with-illinois-esg-investments-and-treasurer-frerichs-wirepoints/
— Eleven Illinois U.S. Representatives vote against bill to ban noncitizens from voting in Washington, D.C. elections
https://wirepoints.org/eleven-illinois-u-s-representatives-vote-against-bill-to-ban-noncitizens-from-voting-in-washington-d-c-elections-wirepoints-quickpoint/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Protecting Child Sacrifice and Mandating Indoctrination – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/protecting-child-sacrifice-and-mandating-indoctrination/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP convention plans to be a good guest in Milwaukee – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/inside-beltway-gop-convention-plans-be-good-guest-/
— Biden stumbles through press conference with Kenyan president: ‘What was my question?’ – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/joe-biden-stumbles-through-press-conference-with-k/
— 52 Democrats join GOP as House votes to overturn D.C.’s noncitizen voting law – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/52-democrats-join-gop-as-house-votes-to-overturn-d/
— Biden proves he’s a demagogue on race, yet his own record is terrible. President told Black college grads that America hates them. – Tim Murtaugh
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/biden-proves-hes-demagogue-on-race-yet-his-own-rec/
— Safe spaces, ‘trigger warnings’ crush free speech and destroy universities’ academic rigor – Allan C. Stam
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/safe-spaces-trigger-warnings-crush-free-speech-and/

NEW YOR POST
— Trump vows to ‘make NYC great again’ at boisterous Crotona Park rally. – Victor Nava and Diana Glebova
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/trump-vows-to-make-nyc-great-again-at-boisterous-crotona-park-rally/
— Thousands of Trump fanatics swarm Bronx park for his first NY rally since 2016: ‘He’s a real Nelson Mandela’ – Steven Vago, Marie Pohl and Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/thousands-of-trump-fanatics-swarm-nyc-park-for-rally/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A border so wide open even the illegals are warning us – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/a_border_so_wide_open_even_the_illegals_are_warning_us.html

BREITBART
— Kinzinger Dismisses Haley’s Support for Trump as ‘Pathetic’ – SIMON KENT (COMMENT: I have always been a Republican. Sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes will announce that they have always been Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, or RINOs.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/kinzinger-dismisses-haleys-support-for-trump-as-pathetic/
— Illinois Democrats Dumping the Term ‘Offender’ for ‘Justice-Impacted Individual’ in State Law – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-dumping-offender-justice-impacted-individual-state-law/
— Illegal Migrants Hurry to Cross Southern Border: ‘We Don’t Want Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/22/illegal-migrants-hurry-cross-southern-border-we-dont-want-trump/
— Most House Democrats Vote to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote in D.C. Elections – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/most-house-democrats-vote-to-allow-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-d-c-elections/
— Joe Biden Blames Record-Setting Illegal Immigration on Republicans – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have blamed me the most for the most. I would focus on those who have blamed me the most for the most losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/joe-biden-blames-record-setting-illegal-immigration-republicans/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Northwestern journalism school’s chair of ‘social justice in reporting’ has history of pro-Hamas rhetoric – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/exposed-northwestern-journalism-schools-chair-social-justice-reporting-history-pro-hamas-rhetoric/25525

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— States Seeking to Curb Illegal Immigration Can Start by Curbing Access to Professional Licenses – Jessica M. Vaughan (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that on my first attempt, a) I passed the CPA examination in 1979, b) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, c) I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://cis.org/Vaughan/States-Seeking-Curb-Illegal-Immigration-Can-Start-Curbing-Access-Professional-Licenses
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of U.S. workers require a license in their occupation.)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Up to 2.7 Million Noncitizens Could Vote Illegally in November – Dan Hart
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/up-2-7-million-noncitizens-could-vote-illegally-november-study-shows/
— Biden Border Crisis Is Extortion Tactic to Push Massive Amnesty – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/biden-border-crisis-is-extortion-tactic-push-massive-amnesty-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Activism Over Education? Law School Embraced Drag Shows And Social Justice Amid Rankings Free Fall. As law school plummeted down the rankings, its professors were performing in drag. – Leif Le Mahieu
https://www.dailywire.com/news/inside-the-dei-fueled-implosion-of-a-major-u-s-law-school

FOX NEWS
— Donald Trump at Bronx rally: Biden puts illegal aliens first, I put America first
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEtEYViyEd0
— Sen. Graham sounds alarm on terror threat after Marine base incident: ‘Wake-up call’
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sen-graham-sounds-alarm-terror-threat-after-marine-base-incident-wake-up-call?ref=upstract.com
— Top Dem’s past push for noncitizen voting rights revealed ahead of House vote. The House will consider a bill Thursday to repeal a DC law allowing noncitizens to vote. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-dems-past-push-non-citizen-voting-rights-revealed-ahead-house-vote
— Meritocracy works much better in terms of producing excellent results – Dr. Ben Carson
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6353550280112

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Evanston Over Reparations
https://www.judicialwatch.org/reparations/

MRC TV
— Illegal Alien Worried About ‘Who Comes into This Country’: ‘Killers, Psychopaths’ – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/illegal-alien-worried-about-who-comes-country-killers-psychopaths

NEWSMAX
— Trump on Mass Migration: ‘They’re Building an Army!’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/donald-trump-immigration-illegals/2024/05/23/id/1165961/
— Biden’s Open Border Doing Irreparable Harm – Rep. Bob Good, R-Va.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/bob-good-newsmax-joe-biden/2024/05/23/id/1165931/
— DEI Will Destroy Our Trust in Doctors – JEFFREY BLEHAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/dei-will-destroy-our-trust-in-doctors/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Renames ‘Offenders’ to ‘Justice-Impacted Individuals’ – GRAYSON BAKICH
https://pjmedia.com/graysonbakich/2024/05/22/illinois-renames-offenders-to-justice-impacted-individuals-n4929264

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— When Donald Trump Wins In 2024 Will Democrats Accept The Legitimacy Of His Victory? – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/ned_ryun_when_donald_trump_wins_in_2024_will_democrats_accept_the_legitimacy_of_his_victory.html
— Speaker Johnson: Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Deciding Elections, They Don’t Want Americans Deciding American Elections – Tyler Stone
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/speaker_johnson_democrats_want_illegal_aliens_deciding_elections_they_dont_want_americans_deciding_american_elections.html

TOWNHALL
— The Polls Don’t Lie: Thousands of People Show Up to Trump Rally In Deep-Blue State – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/23/trump-deep-blue-state-rally-n2639468
— Only Trump Can Launch and Win a War Against the DEI Army – Douglas MacKinnon
https://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2024/05/24/only-trump-can-launch-and-win-a-war-against-the-dei-army-n2639467

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ROLL CALL
— Noncitizen voting bill advances as Republicans continue messaging push – Jim Saksa
https://rollcall.com/2024/05/23/noncitizen-voting-bill-advances-as-republicans-continue-messaging-push/

ABC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/closer-donald-trumps-2024-vow-deport-millions-migrants/story?id=110469177

WASHINGON POST
— Fentanyl is fueling a record number of youth drug deaths. The new trend has shocked many pediatricians, who say they feel unprepared to provide counseling on opioid addiction. – Jenna Portnoy and Dan Keating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/05/22/fentanyl-youth-overdoses-increase/

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly shout at Black and at everyone else that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbowermaster/2024/05/24/4-years-after-george-floyd-racial-equity-giving-faces-challenges/

DAILY MAIL
— Half of trainee doctors at UCLA’s prestigious medical school ‘are failing basic tests after dean who’s anti-white ignored affirmative action ban and terrorized staff with DEI rules’ Standards plunge at UCLA medical school amid claims of reverse discrimination. Dean Jennifer Lucero has presided over exodus of Asian students since 2020. UCLA Med students forced to sit through pro-Hamas lecture. – DOMINIC YEATMAN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13454451/UCLA-medical-school-dean-Jennifer-Lucero-DEI-affirmative.html

May 23, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. What do you hope that Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders will stress at their State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? I hope that they will stress defending and advancing the Republican Party platform, and especially its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I hope that they will stress direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— On Saturday, May 25, 2024, delegates to the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention in Collinsville will be asked to vote on a new IRP platform and a new set of resolutions. But so far, the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee has not provided delegates with drafts of the aforesaid. If I had not been removed from the committee because of my calling for strengthening the platform, including calling for E-Verify, and because of my calling for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members, I would have called for the committee to provide delegates with drafts of the new draft platform and the new draft set of resolutions by now. Further, I would have called for the IRP to provide delegates with a detailed agenda for the convention’s May 25 general session by now. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In possible DNC preview, Gov. J.B. Pritzker mocks ex-President Donald Trump – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/in-possible-dnc-preview-gov-j-b-pritzker-mocks-ex-president-donald-trump/
— Judge temporarily blocks hastily passed election law that favored Democrats in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/judge-temporarily-blocks-hastily-passed-election-law-that-favored-democrats-in-november/
— BEYOND TRAGIC: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users – CARLA K. JOHNSON (COMMENT: Booze is bad, but pot is worse. Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/by-the-numbers-there-are-now-more-daily-marijuana-users-in-the-us-than-daily-alcohol-users/
— Mayor Richard Irvin says Aurora ‘absolutely pursuing a special census’ after recent estimates say city lost population – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/mayor-richard-irvin-says-aurora-absolutely-pursuing-a-special-census-after-recent-estimates-say-city-lost-population/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/22/rescheduling-marijuana-president-biden-justice-department-drug-war-jacob-sullum

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker, Johnson tout DNC in Chicago at preview – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/nation-and-world-politics/pritzker-johnson-tout-dnc-in-chicago-at-preview/
— Lara Trump is taking the reins and reshaping the RNC in her father-in-law’s image – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/nation-and-world-politics/lara-trump-is-taking-the-reins-and-reshaping-the-rnc-in-her-father-in-laws-image/
— Under Illinois Democrat leaders, soon, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/submitted-content/northern-illinois-food-bank-receives-70000-donation-from-meijer-to-help-fight-hunger-in-north-chic/
— ‘We need resolution’: State lawsuit against Wheaton history group drags on – Susan Sarkauskas and Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/news/we-need-resolution-state-lawsuit-against-wheaton-history-group-drags-on/

ABC7
— Democratic Party leaders preview DNC to media representatives at United Center – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-dnc-2024-party-leaders-media-representatives-united/14858556/

NBC5 & WGN9 & FOX ILLINOIS & WJOL & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIU
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US (COMMENT: Booze is bad, but pot is worse. Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-us/3443948/
https://wgntv.com/news/daily-pot-use-exceeds-daily-drinking-in-u-s-a-new-study-says/
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-the-us-a-new-study-says-recreational-smoking-vaping-edibles-pot-weed-cannabis-drugs-narcotics-research-tobacco-liquor-booze-cocktails-beer
https://www.wjol.com/study-daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-the-u-s/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/daily-pot-use-exceeds-daily-drinking-in-us-new-study-says/
https://www.wsiu.org/state-of-illinois/2024-05-22/the-4th-annual-illinois-cannabis-convention-features-jim-belushi

CBS NEWS
— Shootings, stabbings on Chicago transit system leave many alarmed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRQ7yeB-Sq8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MThsv4zVuFY
— Woman robbed at gunpoint near Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago – Adam Harrington (COMMENT: I worked near the Federal Plaza in 1971 and then 1973-1997.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/woman-robbed-gunpoint-federal-plaza-downtown-chicago/

FOX32
— Downtown Chicago residents urged to stay vigilant amid rising crime; aldermen to hold meeting (COMMENT: I was a downtown Chicago resident part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KCf70ifT1E

WGN RADIO
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgnradio.com/news/expedited-asylum-policies-will-devastate-harm-migrants-advocates-say/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/22/city/how-to-celebrate-pride-month-in-evanston-and-chicago/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Only so much to go around’: Spending demands mount as Illinois lawmakers craft budget – Patrick M. Keck (COMMENT: Tax dollars given to one group are tax dollars not given to another group.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/20/who-wants-a-cut-of-illinois-52-7b-budget-pie-demands-grow-as-vote-looms/73689852007/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary – AP (COMMENT: Far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have taken far too many big adverse actions against me. But nevertheless, I continue to do more than just vote for them. I have gotten signatures on their nominating petitions, I have promoted their fundraisers, I have gotten sign locations for them, and I have distributed their campaign literature. I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates who have taken the most big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/nikki-haley-says-she-will-vote-for-donald-trump-following-their-disputes-during-republican-primary/article_85341a54-1009-50bf-a8fb-59061c0b4ea7.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-legal-marijuana-advocates-overwhelming-skeptics/article_40e1f347-5b12-5812-a9d6-d77add67411f.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Colorado GOP urges parents to pull kids from public schools over new gender identity law – KRISTINA WATROBSKI (COMMENT: How much success have Democrats had making the students in your school district sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/colorado-gop-urges-parents-to-pull-kids-from-public-schools-over-new-gender-identity-law-colorado-republican-party-hb24-1039-governor-jared-polis-students-lgbt-transgender-chosen-names-pronouns-crisis-in-the-classroom

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/ap-a-comment-from-trump-and-gop-actions-in-the-states-put-contraceptive-access-in-the-2024-spotlight/
— Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American politics. – AP (COMMENT: It would be great if my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me, would disclose the amounts and sources of their income. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-congress-aims-to-overhaul-presidential-ethics-rules-with-a-plan-led-by-an-unlikely-pair-of-lawmakers/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Pritzker hurls zingers at Trump – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/23/pritzkers-got-zingers-on-trump-00159626

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-295/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-93/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

DOUG IBENDAHL
— When Theodore Roosevelt gave us direct elections in Illinois
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/when-theodore-roosevelt-gave-us-direct

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Pre-Trial Release Denied for West Chicago Man Charged Selling Cocaine to Undercover Officer
https://www.dupagecounty.gov/news_detail_T2_R1191.php

WIREPOINTS
— The big myth that needs debunking: Illinois needs more money for education – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-big-myth-that-needs-debunking-illinois-needs-more-money-for-education-wirepoints-special-report/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Jim Carris, Illinois 10th District Republican Candidate, said many people are stepping up to run for office due to dissatisfaction with the Democrat-controlled government, and these like-minded individuals are coalescing to make decisions based on common sense and compassion.
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/659300755-illinois-republican-candidate-people-are-running-due-to-democrat-controlled-government

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS MEMORIAL DAY DRIVERS FACE 2ND-HIGHEST GAS TAXES IN NATION – Kurtis Karg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-memorial-day-drivers-face-2nd-highest-gas-taxes-in-nation/
— ILLINOIS LEADERS WHO PUSHED PRO-UNION AMENDMENT THWART THEIR OWN STAFFERS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-leaders-who-pushed-pro-union-amendment-thwart-their-own-staffers/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Biden burned by critics for tapping gasoline reserve to lower prices, cover up ‘anti-energy’ agenda – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/biden-burned-by-critics-for-tapping-gasoline-reser/
— Owning electric cars and trucks reflects political preference, survey finds – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise/hate American-nameplate cars, and especially muscle cars. I have owned American-nameplate muscle cars since 1966.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/inside-beltway-owning-electric-cars-and-trucks-ref/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gallego introduces House border bills as GOP vows to block immigration deal in Senate – Samantha-Jo Roth
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3012577/gallego-introduces-house-border-bills-immigration-2024/
— When his poll numbers go low, so does Biden – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/3013379/when-poll-numbers-go-low-so-does-biden/

AMAC
— Stop The Migrant Invasion
https://amac.us/newsline/society/stop-the-migrant-invasion/
— Civil Society Or None – Robert B. Charles
https://amac.us/newsline/society/real-choice-civil-society-or-none/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Noncitizens voting – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/23/data-researcher-lays-out-facts-on-noncitizens-voting-they-could-help-choose-next-president/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Cancels Additional $7.7B in Student Debt – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/23/morning-greatness-biden-cancels-additional-7-7b-in-student-debt/

AMERICAN THINKER
— DC Board of Elections trains illegals and ‘non-citizens’ how to vote in US elections – Olivia Murray
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/dc_board_of_elections_trains_illegals_and_non_citizens_how_to_vote_in_us_elections.html

BREITBART
— Nikki Haley Reveals She ‘Will Be Voting for Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL (COMMENT: Far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have taken far too many big adverse actions against me. But nevertheless, I continue to do more than just vote for them. I have gotten signatures on their nominating petitions, I have promoted their fundraisers, I have gotten sign locations for them, and I have distributed their campaign literature. I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates who have taken the most and biggest adverse actions against me.)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/22/nikki-haley-reveals-she-will-be-voting-for-trump/
— Schumer’s Revived Border Bill Promises ‘Orderly’ Flood of Economic Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/05/23/schumers-revived-border-bill-seeks-orderly-flood-of-economic-migrants/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Missouri bill would end forced DEI statements in public colleges and universities – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/missouri-bill-end-forced-dei-statements-public-colleges-universities-/25509

COLLEGE FIX
— Illinois recommends bonuses to colleges for black, Hispanic students. Plan also includes added funds for students with low GPA, adult learners – SAMANTHA SWENSON (COMMENT: This is race based preference giving.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/illinois-recommends-bonuses-to-colleges-for-black-hispanic-students/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Biden’s Black Lies Matter – Larry Elder
https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/24/bidens-black-lies-matter

DAILY CALLER
— Illegal Immigration Under Biden Has Contributed To Housing Shortage – WILL KESSLER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/22/illegal-immigration-contributed-housing-shortage-experts/
— Antisemitic Campus Protests Expose DEI’s Failure – SHEILA NAZARIAN
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/22/nazarian-skin-decision-dei-dtale-campus-antisemitism/

DAILY WIRE
— Fox News Correspondent Shows Large Number Of Military-Aged Males Crossing ‘Illegally’ Into U.S.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/fox-news-correspondent-shows-large-number-of-military-aged-males-crossing-illegally-into-u-s
— Democrats Plan To Push Abortion Issue As 2nd Anniversary Of Roe Overturning Nears – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dems-plan-to-push-abortion-issue-as-2nd-anniversary-of-roe-overturning-nears-report

FEDERALIST
— AP Admits Noncitizens Vote In U.S. Elections While Insisting It’s No Big Deal – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/22/ap-admits-noncitizens-vote-in-u-s-elections-while-insisting-its-no-big-deal/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— Biden Admin Mourns Loss of “Butcher of Tehran”
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/22/biden-admin-mourns-loss-of-butcher-of-tehran/

MRC TV & NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC’s host Joy Reid pounced on a since-deleted video posted to former President Trump’s Truth Social account. The video – made by a third party – briefly flashed the words “unified Reich” in a series of newspaper clippings. Reid characterized the post as a definitive representation of Trump’s fascist views, and ridiculously suggested that no one in the media was talking about it and that no one was calling him a Nazi. In addition, she repeatedly referenced several fascist leaders, especially Adolf Hitler, and accused other conservatives of relentlessly promoting fascist thought through their opinions and policies. After playing the now-deleted campaign ad, Reid ridiculously proclaimed: “As per usual, much of the media is downplaying the fact that the Republican nominee is once again using Nazi language.” She drew attention to some of Trump’s associations and past comments, claiming they indubitably prove he was just like Hitler. She even said, “Donald Trump was proud that someone once compared him to Adolf Hitler.” The someone Reid referred to was former German Chancellor Angela Merkel who once praised Trump’s ability to attract large crowds. – Michael Wnek (COMMENT: Because of the path that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters are ever-increasingly taking, anticipate/expect that if you do not share their hatred against Trump, that the more demographics that you share with Trump, that the more that they will call you a Nazi.)
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/reid-whines-media-not-calling-trump-nazi-hitler-enough
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/michael-wnek/2024/05/22/reid-whines-media-not-calling-trump-nazi-hitler-enough

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Northwestern University Has Received Nearly $690 Million from Qatar – ZACH KESSEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/northwestern-university-has-received-nearly-690-million-from-qatar-report/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Facilitate Illegal Entry Into US – Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/border-immigration-illegal/2024/05/22/id/1165784/
— Army’s woke agenda compromising American safety – Carl Higbie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37o_ro-wGc

REAL CLEAR INVISTIGATIONS
— Investigative Issues: Media Refuse to Cover Illegal-Immigrant Crime – Dave Seminara
https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2024/05/22/investigative_issues_media_refuse_to_cover_illegal-immigrant_crime_1033452.html

ZERO HEDGE
— Illegals Believe Trump Is Going To Win So They’re Surging The Border Now – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/illegals-believe-trump-going-win-so-theyre-surging-border-now-report

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/22/inside-democrats-political-strategy-border-security/

KTRH
— Nearly 30% of Illegal Aliens Are Registered to Vote – Ethan Buchanan (COMMENT: What percent of the illegals in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, and your precinct are registered to vote?)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/houston-texas-news/content/2024-05-22-nearly-30-of-illegal-aliens-are-registered-to-vote/

WBUR
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2024/05/22/brown-affirmative-action

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Joe Biden’s 2024 Election Bribes. The president is using the U.S. Treasury like a 1920s party boss’s safe. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-bribes-2024-election-spending-young-voters-turnout-swing-state-uaw-ev-3ac8df6f
— I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have done the most to may me angry at them.
https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/anger-health-effects-risks-heart-brain-mental-f4105ed7
— Companies Want Fewer Grad Hires This Year. Companies are hiring fewer fresh graduates and rethinking their needs for entry-level talent. – Joseph Pisani
and Lindsay Ellis (COMMENT: The first 6 months that I worked for IRS was all on-the-job training in the Loop.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/jobs-ai-disruption-2024-college-graduates-f72247ab
— The Facebook Group Reuniting People With Their Stolen Cars – Talal Ansari (COMMENT: In 1971 when I was a 22-year-old new IRS employee in Chicago, the theft of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE in Chicago had a big impact on me. It resulted in my buying a new 1972 Corvette and my successfully requesting to be assigned to IRS’s Harvey Office.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/portland-stolen-cars-facebook-group-d8546d58

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Chicago Democrats ever-increasingly discourage traditional marriage and family.
https://www.businessinsider.com/chicago-basic-income-helped-mother-rent-an-apartment-ubi-gbi2024-5

May 22, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Trump deletes social media video about election victory referencing ‘Unified Reich’ after backlash. “This was not a campaign video,” a Trump campaign rep said. – Soo Rin Kim, Lalee Ibssa and Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-social-media-video-unified-reich-/14851798/
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/summer-ebt-illinois-launches-food-assistance-program-part-of-a-federally-funded-providing-120-per-child/14847949/
— Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160K borrowers. With the latest action, the administration said it has canceled $167B for nearly 5M Americans through several forgiveness programs. – AP (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/biden-administration-canceling-student-loans-160k-borrowers/14856505/

NBC5
— At least five hospitalized after suspected overdoses in Near West Side apartment.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/at-least-five-hospitalized-after-suspected-overdoses-in-near-west-side-apartment/3443138/
— Thousands without power in northern Illinois as severe storms arrive (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/thousands-without-power-in-northern-illinois-as-severe-storms-loom/3443419/
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at Black women that Republicans cause all the problems that Black women have, and especially Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/nbc-5-investigates-dismissed-sexual-assault-racial-disparities-difficulty-prosecution/3438100/

CBS2
— Democrats have always blamed Republicans for homelessness. Chicago Democrats used to a) send their homeless to DuPage County and especially to Wheaton and b) paint them as being failed products of traditional marriages.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicagos-first-chief-homelessness-officer-one-on-one/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgBhDe_Awls
— Chicago’s Millennium Park youth curfew remains as groups work to prevent summer violence (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that sooner or later, if not already, there will be youth violence in your downtown.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/millennium-park-youth-curfew-remains/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFa7K9a0ST0

WGN9
— Chicago police paying special attention to beaches, lakefront amid summer-like weather – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-police-paying-special-attention-to-beaches-lakefront-amid-summer-like-weather/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/hed-bill-would-expand-medical-marijuana-sales/
— Majority of Chicago alders support CTA chief’s ouster – Tahman Bradley, BJ Lutz (COMMENT: Will the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) officially call for my ouster as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a precinct committeeman because I promote direct election of IRP State Central Committee members? Recently, they removed me from the 2024 IRP State Central Committee Platform and Resolutions Committee. Previously, they ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks, a role that I had since 2005.)
https://wgntv.com/news/traffic/chicago-council-alderman-majority-cta-president-dorval-carter/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twenty-six of the city’s alders have signed on to a non-binding resolution calling on Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter to resign or for the mayor to fire him, as what began as a handful of leaders calling for his dismissal has grown to a majority. Ald. Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward plans to introduce the resolution at Wednesday’s meeting of the Chicago City Council as critics point out that Chicago trails several cities in post-pandemic ridership recovery, including Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Boston.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcjbET2-hrE

FOX32
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard billed wrong taxpayers for pricey political junket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1RHrc055Ew
— High winds cause power outages in Chicago suburbs – Nate Rodgers (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/high-winds-cause-power-outages-in-northwest-suburbs

WTTW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/lgbtq-international-travelers-warned-pride-month-threats/f6bc9e67-df4d-4aa9-a313-966a41ace1ca

WGN RADIO
— Many Chicago schools aren’t equipped to support migrants. Many migrant children in CPS are being left behind because the schools often lack bilingual support. – Pete Zimmerman (COMMENT: Under Democrat leaders and under RINO leaders, anticipate/expect that sooner rather than later, you will be forced to speak, read, and write Spanish. If I had to spend time learning how to speak, read, and write Spanish in high school, a) my ACT score would have been lower, b) I would not have graduated in the upper 20% of my class, and therefore, c) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966.)
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/many-chicago-schools-arent-equipped-to-support-migrants/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— To get more votes from minorities, Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at minorities that Republicans cause all the problems that minorities have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/racial-healing-focus-of-programs-in-aurora/
— Deadline for applications for student loan forgiveness extended. – Terry Savage (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/terry-savage-news-on-student-loans-consumer-protection/
— Bartlett High School pauses yearbook distribution due to alleged antisemitic photo – ZAREEN SYED
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/bartlett-high-school-pauses-yearbook-distribution-due-to-alleged-antisemitic-photo/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 12,000 ComEd customers without power as high winds, severe weather reach Chicago area. (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/05/21/comed-crews-prepare-for-power-outages-as-severe-weather-approaches-chicago-area

DAILY HERALD
— Nikki Haley faces a murky path forward and a key decision on whether or not to endorse Trump – AP (COMMENT: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Biden, that is, to officially become a Democrat.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/nation-and-world/nikki-haley-faces-a-murky-path-forward-and-a-key-decision-on-whether-or-not-to-endorse-trump/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who conservative, White, male, and/or older.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/opinion/daily-herald-opinion-latest-alito-headlines-further-erode-trust-in-supreme-court/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/city-council-could-control-downtown-dispensary-zoning
— Protesters prep for the DNC spotlight (COMMENT: What will Democrat leaders give protestors to stop them from protesting?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/dnc-2024-protesters-prepare-spotlight

SOUTHERN
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/21/kansas-physicians-challenge-law-requiring-public-release-of-patients-reasons-for-abortions/
— Anticipate/expect that as November 5, 2024 approaches, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly a) stress that Trump is a German American Protestant and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn him as being a Nazi. Both Trump and I are German American Protestants. In my defense, I have often stressed a) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, b) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and c) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/21/harris-democrats-slam-video-on-trump-site-referencing-unified-reich-while-republicans/

WAND TV
— Caterpillar to pay $800K in racial hiring discrimination agreement at Decatur facility. Federal investigation found Black applicants not hired based on race. (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/caterpillar-to-pay-800k-in-racial-hiring-discrimination-agreement-at-decatur-facility/article_1d89cf04-1787-11ef-9046-432f050d165d.html
— Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception. His campaign says he misspoke – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-says-he-is-open-to-restrictions-on-contraception-his-campaign-says-he-misspoke/article_12f76721-5fed-560d-8401-4d1754565861.html

WCIA
— Trump’s lawyers rested their case after calling just 2 witnesses. – AP
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trumps-lawyers-rested-their-case-after-calling-just-2-witnesses-experts-say-thats-not-unusual/

WGME
— Illinois teachers terrified to go to work over student violence, threats – KRISTINA WATROBSKI (COMMENT: While I was in school, none of my classmates threatened or did anything violent. I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968 and 1971, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997.)
https://wgme.com/news/nation-world/illinois-teachers-confront-school-board-over-apathy-toward-disturbing-student-threats-springfield-public-schools-education-safety-violence-restorative-justice-parents-defending-education-crisis-in-the-classroom

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-defrocked-in-2004-for-same-sex-relationship-a-faithful-methodist-is-reinstated-as-pastor/

CITIES 92.9
— Another County Talks Secession – Tom Davis
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/21/irn-another-county-talks/

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Workers with unseen disabilities face stigmas in the workplace. – Andy Medici (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who had seen and unseen disabilities.)
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2024/05/21/workers-with-adhd-face-stigma-in-the-workplace.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— For Dem convention, media matters – SHIA KAPOS (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the Democrat news media in Illinois: past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. What adverse actions will the aforesaid take against me at the IRP State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/22/for-dem-convention-media-matters-00159363
(FROM THE ARTICLE: CONVENTION ZONE: Some 500 media folks are in Chicago today touring the United Center to make sure their seats and views are just right for the Democratic National Convention in August. New world: The media and information landscape has transformed since the last in-person convention in 2016, so editors and broadcasters are looking at the convention space with new (digital) eyes. And the Dems are, too: The Democratic National Convention team is trying to find new and creative ways to bring the party’s story to life, knowing that viewers digest content in different ways than they did eight years ago.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-294/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/21/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-92/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Virtually all Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) leaders who oppose direct election of IRP State Central Committee members get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen (RPC) like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. Virtually all IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders who oppose direct election get rid of RPC like me who support planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject, most commonly its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. If I was not an elected RPC, because of the aforesaid, the aforesaid would not appoint me as one. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Rebuilding the Illinois GOP – Jon A. Zahm
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/05/rebuilding-the-illinois-rebuilding-the-illinois-gop-2024/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By Allowing EVERY GOP Primary Voter an Equal Vote for Party Leadership When you donate money to the Illinois Republican Party to fight back against President Joe Biden, Governor JB Pritzker, and the supermajority of liberal Democrats in both chambers of the General Assembly, how are the funds spent? It is up to a 17-member governing board, the State Central Committee (SCC), one person from each Congressional District chosen by party insiders ranging from Precinct Committeemen to Township Committeemen to County Chairmen. These 17 then elect a State Party Chairman and also control which staff is hired and which political consultants and vendors receive lucrative contracts. And this small group of 17 determines the policies, issues, and communications that go out under the Party name. They act similar to a company’s board of directors. By contrast, every Democrat voter votes directly for their State Central Committeeman. And they have been beating us consistently in elections since 1986 when a few party bosses, like now-disgraced Speaker Dennis Hastert and RINO IL House Minority Leader Lee Daniels conspired to change the rules and limit grassroots voting rights. Only Precinct Committeemen in Illinois, under the current rules, can vote. Not a single Republican voter within that precinct is allowed to vote on those who make up the powerful State Central Committee. That must change. What about all the other good Republicans who live in those precincts? They are disenfranchised. No vote for them for SCC. If a company refused to allow their shareholders/stakeholders to vote on who the Board of Directors are, they would be sanctioned and even jailed. (From IbendahlonPolitics.com) Our Party currently operates this inside-deal system that lacks transparency and does not respect the people who make up their broad base. Those who work hard, raise their families, and pay taxes – the same good folks who don’t always have the time to do a lot of local politics. I first got involved as a leader of this movement when my mentor, former State Senator and current Kane County Treasurer, Chris Lauzen, introduced Senate Bill 600 in 2009 to reform a party then dominated by corrupt power players like Gov. George Ryan. It passed 44-13 only to die in the Illinois House where later convicted fixer Mike Madigan, and Tom Cross, made sure it did not get a vote. Don’t let our vote on this be taken away forever. Stand for Reform. Stand for Principle. Stand for an open party that welcomes people who identify as Republicans. Do the right thing. Everyone should have one vote. That is the American and Constitutional way. This is the Resolution that will be considered this Friday, May 24th, at 10 AM by the Platform and Resolutions Committee at the 2024 IL GOP Convention in Collinsville. We ask each member to endorse this, or, if not, at least vote it to the Convention Floor so all delegates in attendance can have a say-so. To add your name and title to our list as a supporter please send me an email to goliathslayers@gmail.com. The decision on Direct Elections will be made Saturday, May 25. The 25th new name I receive will be thanked by me making a $25 donation to the charity of their choice. I can also be texted/called at 630-946-8683 (630-WIN-VOTE). My main page is Jon A Zahm on Facebook. Click HERE for a growing list of Republican and conservative organizations who have endorsed the Resolution to give every Republican primary voter a right to vote for Party leadership. If passed, this will occur every 4 years beginning in March of 2026 on the Republican Primary ballot. Each of the 17 Congressional Districts will elect one man or one woman for these important party posts that decide how to spend party dollars, how to win elections and how to help all Republicans win. IFA’s devoted and excellent leader David E. Smith is a longtime supporter of Direct Elections. Thank you and May God Bless You!)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— What You Need to Know Before the Illinois GOP Convention – Thomas Mccullagh
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/what-you-need-to-know-before-the-illinois-gop-convention.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois State Republican Convention is fast approaching, set to take place on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL. This event will gather Republicans from across the state for networking, socializing, training, and learning opportunities. However, beyond these activities, the convention holds significant importance as it offers delegates a unique opportunity to influence the direction of the party for the next four years. The main tasks will include adopting a new platform and electing Illinois representatives to the Republican National Committee (RNC). Understanding the rules and mechanics of the convention is vital for those attending. The opportunity for grassroots participants and delegates to impact the party’s direction is scheduled for only 3.5 hours on Saturday afternoon. This brief window makes it essential for delegates to be well-versed in the rules. Without this knowledge, decisions about the platform and the selection of RNC members could be dominated by those who wrote the rules, rather than by the delegates themselves. The first order of business at the convention will be adopting the Rules of Order. These rules are crucial as they determine how officers are nominated and elected, how the platform is approved and adopted, and much more. Essentially, the adopted rules will decide who gets their voices heard and who has the power to influence key decisions. Prior to the convention, several committees controlled by the State Central Committee will meet to propose rules. These committees are tasked with various responsibilities and include the Convention Committee on Credentials, the Convention Committee on Platform and Resolutions, the Convention Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Convention Committee on Arrangements, the Convention Committee on At-Large Delegates and Alternates, the Convention Committee on Presidential Electors, and the Convention Committee to Nominate National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. Among these, the committees on Platform and Resolutions, Rules and Procedures, and Nominations are particularly influential. They will establish the platform, propose the rules of the convention, and nominate members to the RNC. When the convention begins, the first task will be to adopt the rules proposed by the Rules and Procedures committee. This step is critical because it sets the framework for how the rest of the convention will operate. For delegates who wish to challenge the proposed rules, the time to act is when the convention is called to order. According to the current bylaws of the Illinois Republican Party ( https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Amended-Bylaws-as-approved-April-25-2020.pdf ), specifically Articles VI and VII, the convention itself has the authority to set its own rules. This means that unless delegates propose and adopt alternate rules at the opening of the convention, the rules proposed by the Rules and Procedures committee will be enacted. These rules will then govern the adoption of the platform and the nomination and election of members to the RNC. Per Article VII (H) of the bylaws, the proposed convention rules must be published on the Illinois Republican Party website and made available in printed form to each delegation chair forty-eight hours before the convention opens. With the general business session starting at 11:30 AM on Saturday, the rules should be published by 11:30 AM on Thursday. Delegates must review these rules ahead of time to be prepared to propose alternatives if necessary. Being familiar with the proposed rules is imperative for any delegate wishing to make an impact. Grassroots delegates who want to influence the convention must be well-prepared and informed about the proposed rules. The convention’s first order of business is to adopt these rules, so understanding and being ready to discuss them is crucial. Without this preparation, the rules will likely be set by the State Central Committee, potentially advancing their agenda over that of the delegates. Delegates are encouraged to read the bylaws and consult Robert’s Rules on Rules of Order for Conventions and on Nominations. Understanding these rules ensures that all voices can be heard and that the convention’s outcomes reflect the wishes of the delegates. The Convention Committee on Credentials verifies the credentials of all delegates and alternates, ensuring that those participating in the convention are duly authorized representatives. The Convention Committee on Platform and Resolutions is responsible for drafting and proposing the party platform and any resolutions. The platform outlines the party’s principles and policy positions. The Convention Committee on Rules and Procedures proposes the rules that will govern the convention’s operations. These rules will dictate how the convention is conducted, including how votes are taken and how debates are managed. The Convention Committee on Arrangements handles the logistical aspects of the convention, including venue setup, scheduling, and ensuring that all necessary materials and resources are available. The Convention Committee on At-Large Delegates and Alternates selects delegates and alternates who will represent Illinois at the national level. The Convention Committee on Presidential Electors nominates individuals who will serve as electors in the Electoral College should the party’s presidential candidate win the general election in Illinois. The Convention Committee to Nominate National Committeeman and National Committeewoman nominates candidates for Illinois’ representatives to the Republican National Committee. To effectively participate in the convention, delegates should take several preparatory steps. Reviewing the bylaws is essential as they provide the framework for the convention. Familiarizing oneself with these bylaws, particularly Articles VI and VII, is crucial. Understanding Robert’s Rules is also important as they provide the procedural basis for conducting meetings and making decisions. Delegates should understand these rules to effectively navigate the convention’s proceedings. Staying informed is another critical step. The proposed rules will be published on the Illinois Republican Party website, and delegates should review these rules as soon as they are available to be prepared to propose any necessary changes. Engaging with other delegates before and during the convention can help build coalitions and gather support for proposed rule changes or platform amendments. The Illinois State Republican Convention is a pivotal event for party members. It provides a rare opportunity to shape the party’s future direction. However, to make the most of this opportunity, delegates must be well-prepared and informed about the convention’s rules and procedures. By understanding and being ready to engage with the rules, delegates can ensure that their voices are heard and that the convention’s outcomes reflect their collective will. This preparation will help ensure a fair and democratic process that truly represents the interests of all participants.)

WIREPOINTS
— Reckoning with woke’s repercussions: Northwestern and Harvard, JB Pritzker and Penny Pritzker – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/a-reckoning-with-wokes-repercussions-northwestern-and-harvard-jb-pritzker-and-penny-pritzker-wirepoints/
— When it comes to population growth, there is no greater contrast than Illinois and Florida – Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/when-it-comes-to-population-growth-there-is-no-greater-contrast-than-illinois-and-florida-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— We’re finally seeing more people wake up and talk about Illinois’ dismal education results
https://wirepoints.org/were-finally-seeing-more-people-wake-up-and-talk-about-illinois-dismal-education-results-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois legislators set to change ‘offender’ to ‘justice-impacted individual’ – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_cb6dd896-17ae-11ef-a59a-1341d90c009a.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Rep. Quigley votes to count illegal aliens towards seats in Congress
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659226208-rep-quigley-votes-to-count-illegal-aliens-towards-seats-in-congress

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House fixes mountain of mistakes in Biden’s NAACP speech – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/21/white-house-fixes-mountain-of-mistakes-in-joe-bide/
— Study shows Illinois among the highest for massive jury verdicts against companies (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always not only sided with those who I have sued, they have glorified and praised them, pandered to them, served as their operatives and dupes, and/or punished me. I should write about that. )
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3011622/study-shows-illinois-among-the-highest-for-massive-jury-verdicts-against-companies/
— States ask for federal help to block noncitizen voting – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/states-ask-federal-help-block-noncitizen-voting/
— Noncitizens caught voting in U.S. elections — here’s how they did it – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/3/noncitizens-do-vote-in-us-elections-heres-how-they/
— Biden cancels $7.7 billion in student loans for 160,000 borrowers in latest debt forgiveness – Jeff Mordock (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/joe-biden-cancels-77-billion-in-student-loans-for-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— MAY 27, 2016 FLASHBACK: Trump delegates not expecting fight over GOP platform – Al Weaver (COMMENT: What changes does Trump want to the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/614137/trump-delegates-not-expecting-fight-over-gop-platform/
— The National Geographic ‘gender revolution’ has failed – Mark Judge (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more LGBTQ, that is, they ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/3011858/national-geographic-gender-revolution-has-failed/

NEW YORK POST
— Cornell University using DEI policy to reject faculty candidates for not ‘conforming.’ – Carl Campanile (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/21/us-news/cornell-university-using-dei-policy-to-reject-faculty-candidates-group-claims/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Man (Biden) famous for ‘you ain’t black’ tells graduates you ain’t got a chance – Chad Groening, Billy Davis (COMMENT: My Black Democrat GAO subordinate got more than a chance in 1997 when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave him my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/21/man-famous-for-you-ain-t-black-tells-graduates-you-ain-t-got-a-chance/
— Dems and media: Illegal aliens can’t vote, except when they do. – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/21/dems-and-media-illegal-aliens-can-t-vote-except-when-they-do-which-is-rare-but-also-good/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden admin seeks to fast-track asylum process in five big cities ahead of election. – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/21/biden-admin-seeks-to-fast-track-asylum-process-in-five-big-cities-ahead-of-election-report-1460880/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus Opposes Biden-Backed Immigration Expansion Bill for Failing to Include Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/21/hispanic-caucus-opposes-biden-backed-immigration-expansion-bill-failing-include-amnesty-illegal-aliens/
— New York Migrant Complains: Not Enough Welfare, Aid – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/21/new-york-migrant-complains-not-enough-welfare-aid/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Terrorists Welcome. Chronic counterterrorism lapses at the border demand investigation and congressional intervention. – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Oped/Terrorists-Welcome
— Exploiting Mass Immigration to Displace Blacks. The early twentieth century’s Great Replacement Theory. – George Fishma
https://cis.org/Fishman/Exploiting-Mass-Immigration-Displace-Blacks

CENTER SQUARE WASHINGTON
— More young adults in Washington state smoke weed on a daily basis – Carleen Johnson (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/article_7ab5d884-17c9-11ef-9d3a-6324e444e10f.html

CHARLIE KIRK
— Just How Many Illegals Will Vote In November?
https://thecharliekirkshow.com/podcasts/the-charlie-kirk-show/just-how-many-illegals-will-vote-in-november

DAILY CALLER
— California Democrats Vote Unanimously To Keep Protecting Illegal Immigrant Pedophiles – LISA MOORE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/21/they-literally-dont-give-a-damn-ca-dems-vote-unanimously-to-keep-protecting-illegal-immigrant-pedophiles/

DAILY WIRE
— Republicans Dismantle Fact-Check On Non-Citizens Registering To Vote – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/republicans-dismantle-fact-check-on-non-citizens-registering-to-vote

FEDERALIST
— Emails Show Alarming Level Of Anti-Israel Activity At Illinois STEM School (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/22/exclusive-emails-show-alarming-level-of-anti-israel-activity-at-illinois-stem-school/

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s open-border policy welcomes foreign spies. Since Biden took office, more than 140,000 Chinese nationals have been encountered illegally crossing our border. – Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, (ret.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-open-border-policy-welcomes-foreign-spies
— California lawmaker’s mic cut off while reading bill to end sanctuary state laws. AB 2641 would have ended sanctuary protections for illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes against minors. – Louis Casiano
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-lawmakers-mic-cut-off-while-reading-bill-end-sanctuary-state-laws-dems-dont-care

FOX NEWS RADIO
— The Biden Administration is Hiding the Nationalities of Illegals on Terror Watch List
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/21/the-biden-administration-is-hiding-the-nationalities-of-illegals-on-terror-watch-list/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— TRUMP IS A POLITICAL HOSTAGE! – Tom Fitton
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/fitton-trump-is-a-political-hostage/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— GOP Try To Ensure Illegals Can’t Vote – Rep. Matt Rosendale (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.oann.com/video/real-america-video/gop-try-to-ensure-illegals-cant-vote/

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Brecheen to Newsmax: Illegal Immigrants Drain on Society – Sam Barron
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/josh-brecheen-illegal-immigration-eric-adams/2024/05/21/id/1165602/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegals Resort to Shocking Tactics to Stay in the Country – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/21/hundreds-of-illegals-staged-kae-robberies-to-improve-their-immigration-status-n4929210
— Biden Is Rushing a Blizzard of Regulations to ‘Cement His Legacy’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/21/biden-is-rushing-to-finish-writing-a-blizzard-of-regulations-to-cement-his-legacy-n4929213

TOWNHALL
— More Immigration, More Inflation, More Bankruptcies – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2024/05/22/more-immigration-more-inflation-more-bankruptcies-n2639364

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Biden’s new asylum ruling is a big flashing ‘Welcome’ sign for undocumented immigrants – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4675072-bidens-new-asylum-ruling-is-a-big-flashing-welcome-sign-for-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— How Lara Trump is reshaping the Republican Party
https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/ap-us-news/ap-takeaways-how-lara-trump-is-reshaping-the-republican-party/

CBS NEWS
— New program hopes to help Denver’s asylum seekers legally enter workforce (COMMENT: When did you enter the work force? I entered the work force when I was 14 years old in 1962 because I knew that I had to work my way through college. Back then, if there had been as many illegals in America as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. Those jobs enabled me to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, etc., b) pay for my college expenses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, etc., and c) buy real estate in 1972, 1974, 1976, etc.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/new-program-hopes-to-help-denvers-asylum-seekers-legally-enter-workforce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Chicago Is Tired of Waiting for Trains, and Thinks It Knows Who’s to Blame – Julie Bosman (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who blame me and who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/chicago-cta-dorval-carter.html
— Can Republicans Embrace Voting by Mail? Pennsylvania Offers a Test. Republicans are now trying to sell voters on voting methods that the party has demonized for years. It won’t be easy. – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/21/us/republicans-mail-voting-pennsylvania.html
— Will Trump Run as a Felon? A Big 2024 Question Will Soon Be Answered. The ruling in the trial of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, which could come next week, could be a deciding factor in a tight race. – Shane Goldmacher (COMMENT: To get rid of me, my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors took many big adverse actions against me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/us/politics/trump-trial-2024-election.html

USA TODAY
— Hispanic heritage runs deep in the USA (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America is well on its way to becoming a Hispanic nation. Democrats and RINOs have no problem with that. Democrats want Hispanics because Hispanics vote for Democrats. RINOs want Hispanics because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/10/11/hispanic-heritage-immigration-america/1627823/

MSN
— Tim Scott calls on universities to end legacy admissions – Lauren Sforza (COMMENT: Did your parents have college degrees? Mine did not. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tim-scott-calls-on-universities-to-end-legacy-admissions/ar-AA1deaiW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/a-colorful-history-of-lgbtq-pride-in-america/ss-BB1mQJv2

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Does It Take to Flip the 2024 Battleground States? Adjust the WSJ Swing-States Dial to see how subtle shifts in turnout and candidate choice could sway the outcome of the 2024 election. – Randy Yeip, Andrew Levinson, Aaron Zitner, Adrienne Tong
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/election-dial-battleground-states-trump-biden-224ad0e6
— Presidents’ Tax Returns and Families’ Foreign Payments Targeted by Unlikely Duo. Bipartisan proposal seeks more disclosures after years of probes of the Trump and Biden families. – Natalie Andrews (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors were overjoyed when the Democrats who ran Money Magazine helped them disallow my education deductions with their February 1978 4-page article on me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/presidents-tax-returns-and-families-foreign-payments-targeted-by-unlikely-duo-03193ef1
— Foreign Purchase of U.S. Ammo Maker Sparks National-Security Battle. Opponents of deal stress need for American ownership amid gunpowder shortage and concern over China-Russia influence. – Brett Forrest (COMMENT: I worked for GAO on its audit that resulted in its report titled “Defense Budget:
Potential Reductions to DOD’s Fiscal Year 1990 Ammunition Budget.’ SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/nsiad-90-23 )
https://www.wsj.com/politics/national-security/foreign-purchase-of-u-s-ammo-maker-sparks-national-security-battle-db31490d
— Does America Need a Baby Boom? (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/does-america-need-a-baby-boom-31b422c7
— Biden’s Demoralizing Speech to Morehouse Grads. In his 2013 commencement address, Obama stressed opportunity. His successor emphasizes victimization. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-demoralizing-speech-to-morehouse-grads-obama-achievement-racism-ee5fefb5
— The IRS Money Hole Gets Deeper. The agency is already pleading poverty despite its 2022 windfall. – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about all the money that my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors spent to waste my career and to get rid of me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-spending-house-appropriations-committee-daniel-werfel-congress-0b10d2a6

WFDD
— Noncitizen voting in N.C. elections is the focus of GOP sponsored bill – David Ford (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.wfdd.org/story/noncitizen-voting-nc-elections-focus-gop-sponsored-bill

TULSA WORLD
— Plaintiffs again question federal judge about slow movement on critical race theory lawsuit. (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in the 1980s and 1990s dragged out the class action lawsuit against them that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and that I became an active member of in 1988 when I was 40 years old. The Democrats who ran GAO in the 1990s and 2000s dragged out the lawsuit that I filed against them in 1998 that charged them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/plaintiffs-again-question-federal-judge-about-slow-movement-on-critical-race-theory-lawsuit/article_2c07f58e-17a4-11ef-857e-376513d030aa.html

FED SMITH
— Office of Special Counsel Cracking Down on White House Hatch Act Violations. New Hatch Act enforcement guidelines are designed to level the playing field between White House staff and other federal employees. – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2024/05/21/osc-cracking-down-on-white-house-hatch-act-violations/

GAO
— GAO Named Best Place to Work for 4th Year in a Row (COMMENT: I doubt that any GAO employee are Republican. From what I see, virtually all GAO employees are Democrats who are minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-named-best-place-work-4th-year-row

May 21, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Pro-Palestinian campus protests evoke Vietnam-era uprisings and other ‘struggles of the past’ – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have used against me the most my avoiding the Vietnam War draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/pro-palestinian-campus-protests-evoke-vietnam-era-uprisings-and-other-struggles-of-the-past/
— Suburban Chicago leaders call on the state of Illinois to increase local government funding – GEORGE WIEBE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/20/suburban-chicago-leaders-call-on-the-state-of-illinois-to-increase-local-government-funding/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess speaks during a public gathering of municipal leaders Monday who joined forces at Elmhurst University to call on Illinois General Assembly to increase local government funding. . .“Each one of us here, and every other citizen in the State of Illinois, relies on the critical services provided by local governments,” Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess said Monday. “We are here this morning to reach out to our partners in the General Assembly and urge them to work with us to prioritize continued investment in our communities.”)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Students protest Israel-Hamas war during School of the Art Institute of Chicago commencement. Many students carried gold flyers with images of a crown, bullets and bombs, symbolizing the Crown family, who are benefactors to the Art Institute and who students say invest in weapons manufacturers. They tore the flyers on stage. – Emmanuel Camarillo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/05/20/students-protest-gaza-war-during-school-of-the-art-institute-commencement-education-israel-hamas-war
— Why so many Black Chicagoans are frustrated by the migrant crisis. A City Council vote on $70 million in migrant funding highlighted the situation faced by communities like South Shore: Migrants have been resettled in Black communities where people have been fighting for decades for development and resources. – Desmon Yancy (COMMENT: To give preference to one group, for example, illegals, is to discriminate against another group, for example, Blacks.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/20/black-chicagoans-migrant-crisis-frustration-racism-disinvestment-alderman-desmon-yancy-south-shore
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ and destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/2024/05/20/lgbtq-international-travel-threat-alert-pride

DAILY HERALD
— Editorial called out sneaky Democrats – Gerry Bliss, Elk Grove Village
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/letters-to-the-editor/editorial-called-out-sneaky-democrats/
— Wheaton Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. Hosted by American Legion Post 76, the parade will begin at Memorial Park, proceed west on Wesley Street, turn south on West Street, ending at the Wheaton Cemetery, 1209 S. Warrenville Road. wheaton.il.us.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/entertainment/memorial-day-parades-services-fundraisers/
— Wheaton mayor: Apartment project expected to ‘move forward’ downtown – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/news/wheaton-mayor-apartment-project-expected-to-move-forward-downtown/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Supreme Court won’t consider Maryland assault weapon ban, but Illinois’ is still on the table – Greg Stohr
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/supreme-court-refuses-consider-maryland-assault-weapon-ban
— How the wheels fell off Oberweis Dairy – Ally Marott
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/retail/how-oberweis-dairy-went-bankrupt

ABC7
— Prosecution rests in Trump hush money trial – Judy Hsu
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14848731/
— Trump posts social media video seemingly suggesting his victory will bring ‘unified Reich’ “This was not a campaign video,” a Trump campaign rep said. – Soo Rin Kim, Lalee Ibssa and Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-social-media-video-unified-reich-/14851798/

NBC5
— Chicago to implement new beach security measures as summer approaches – Lexi Sutter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-to-implement-new-beach-security-measures-as-summer-approaches/3442164/

WGN9
— Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/daytime-chicago/diversity-done-right-a-guide-to-equity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace/

FOX32
— Northwestern student files class action lawsuit claiming school failed to protect Jewish students – Jenna Carroll
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/northwestern-lawsuit
— Calls for increased police presence after violent weekend in Chicago: ‘We have to do something’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/calls-for-increased-police-presence-surge-after-violent-weekend-in-chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5E_KFYR28

WBEZ
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-role-in-the-lgbtq-rights-movement/bd3febe8-2392-459c-8ffa-524d58f39932

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Supporters of Donald Trump flocked to Manhattan on Monday, standing behind the former president heading into day 19 of his hush-money trial. Among them was U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, R-Oakland. – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/21/illinois-congresswoman-heads-to-manhattan-backs-trump/73772682007/

HERALD REVIEW
— Rep. Mary Miller attends Trump trial in New York
https://herald-review.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/rep-mary-miller-attends-trump-trial-in-new-york/article_92798250-16e7-11ef-9ed0-2f429b2cc6a4.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— What happens if Trump and Biden don’t reach 270 electoral votes? – KONNER MCINTIRE & COURTNEY RAU
https://foxillinois.com/amp/news/nation-world/what-happens-if-trump-and-biden-dont-reach-270-electoral-votes-2024-election-voters-candidates-polling-majority-constitution-amendment-house-congress-delegates-tie-andrew-jackson-john-quincy-adams

WSIL TV & WAND TV
— Trump Media lost more than $300 million last quarter on very little revenue – Matt Egan
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/consumer/trump-media-lost-more-than-300-million-last-quarter-on-very-little-revenue/article_50e6d348-7684-5474-a8fe-d358f8693198.html
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-media-and-technology-group-posts-more-than-300-million-net-loss-in-first-public/article_3b616c41-685f-5279-b169-a20cdfe3dccc.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Republicans try to soften stance on abortion as ‘abolitionists’ go farther – Sarah McCammon
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-05-21/republicans-try-to-soften-stance-on-abortion-as-abolitionists-go-farther

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— They more that you question the reported 2020 presidential election results, the more that Biden’s supporters destroy you, that is, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hates destroy you.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-election-deniers-moving-closer-to-gop-mainstream-report-shows-as-trump-allies-fill-congress/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/21/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-293/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/20/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-91/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Which candidates on ballots in your precinct have you done the most to help elect? I should write a book about the candidates on ballots in my precinct who I have done the most to help elect since 2000. I would focus on a) the signatures that I got for them for their nominating petitions, b) the sign locations that I got for them, c) their campaign literature that I distributed for them, and d) the promotion that I gave their fundraisers. I would focus on the aforesaid who have blamed me and have blamed my GOPUSA newsletters the most for their not getting as many votes as they expected and/or for their defeats. I would focus on the aforesaid who are taking and have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Should I write about my critics/opponents who do bad things that get into the public record and then punish me for my not covering that up? According to Wikipedia, “A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence, or other embarrassing information. Research has distinguished personal cover-ups (covering up one’s own misdeeds) from relational cover-ups (covering up someone else’s misdeeds). The expression is usually applied to people in positions of authority who abuse power to avoid or silence criticism or to deflect guilt of wrongdoing. Perpetrators of a cover-up (initiators or their allies) may be responsible for a misdeed, a breach of trust or duty, or a crime.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover-up – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Should I write about my critics/opponents who are the most nasty/vicious? I would focus on those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who use their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— University of Illinois, it’s your turn to eliminate woke DEI loyalty oaths – Mark Glennon (COMMENT: Constructively, to be accepted by the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, you have to sign a DEI loyalty oath. Because I refuse to do that, the aforesaid not only refuse to accept me, they get rid of me.)
https://wirepoints.org/university-of-illinois-its-your-turn-to-eliminate-woke-dei-loyalty-oaths-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— New 2023 School Report Cards reveal to parents Illinois’ dismal student outcomes – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-2023-school-report-cards-reveal-to-parents-illinois-dismal-student-outcomes-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Will Algonquin Township Republicans Hold a Primary Election to Select Candidates or Hold a Slating Caucus?
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/20/will-algonquin-township-republicans-hold-a-primary-election-to-select-candidates-or-hold-a-slating-caucus/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois among the highest for massive jury verdicts against companies – Kevin Bessler (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who paint themselves the most as being anti-plaintiff. They stress the lawsuits that I have filed. They glorify and praise, pander to, and serve as operatives/dupes for the defendants in the lawsuits that I have filed. They take many/big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_36b20920-16f0-11ef-b2b2-bb5b6afd693b.html

JEFF BERKOWITZ
— Could a scaled-up, empathetic “Big Tent Coalition” fix IL? Could Tim Ozinga, the Big Tent’s CEO, be the IL GOP GOV Candidate to fix IL’s education system, crime problems & lack of growth?
https://jeffberkowitz208.substack.com/p/could-a-scaled-up-empathetic-big

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— U.N. helps Hamas. International body’s bias against Israel is undeniable. – Sean Durns
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/20/un-helps-hamas/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden wants the country to be more racist than it is – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: To get more votes from non-Whites, Democrat and RINO candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists and even worse things.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/3010294/biden-wants-country-be-more-racist-than-it-is/

NEW YORK POST
— Migrants rushing to cross border now in case Biden loses in November: ‘We don’t want Trump’ – Jennie Taer
https://nypost.com/2024/05/20/us-news/migrants-rushing-to-cross-border-now-in-case-biden-loses/
— Biden’s divisive, defeatist HBCU speech proves he has nothing to offer black voters – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/05/20/opinion/joe-bidens-divisive-defeatist-hbcu-speech-proves-he-has-nothing-to-offer-black-voters/
— Joe Biden was racist and patronizing in his speech to Morehouse grads – Adam B. Coleman
https://nypost.com/2024/05/20/opinion/joe-biden-was-racist-and-patronizing-in-his-speech-to-morehouse-grads/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— New data exposes further flaws in 1619 Project – Tim Worstall
https://aim.org/2024/05/20/new-data-exposes-further-flaws-in-1619-project/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden calls discriminatory DEI policies the ‘core strength’ of America – Chris Donaldson (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/20/biden-calls-discriminatory-dei-policies-the-core-strength-of-america-1460497/

BREITBART
— Six Arrested in Chicago for Staging Sham Robberies to Aid Immigration Visa Requests – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/20/six-arrested-chicago-staging-sham-robberies-aid-immigration-visas-requests/
— Chinese Citizens Using Ecuador – and Tiktok – to Reach U.S. Border – CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO20
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/20/report-chinese-citizens-using-ecuador-tiktok-reach-u-s-border/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Commencement speech invite. Anti-Israel professors not happy with Biden’s commencement-speech. – Joshua Odutola
https://www.campusreform.org/article/anti-israel-professors-not-happy-bidens-commencement-speech-invite/25473

CENTER SQUARE
— Lawmakers press investigation into DEI agenda at the Pentagon – Casey Harper (COMMENT: My many Democrat superiors in the federal government who were veterans used Affirmative Action and DEI big time to get rid of me.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_1d194cca-16d8-11ef-a580-f75eda2a1be5.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Evidence Democrats Are Corrupting Trump Hush Money Trial – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/democrats-are-corrupting-trump-hush-money-trial

DAILY WIRE
— The Chicago Way: How Obama Began Transforming America Into Cook County. When then-presidential candidate Barack Obama told a crowd in Columbia, Missouri, in October of 2008, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” he meant it. – Brad Schaeffer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-chicago-way-how-obama-began-transforming-america-into-cook-county
— Over 60 Percent Of Independents Support Deporting Illegal Immigrants – Spencer Lindquist
https://www.dailywire.com/news/over-60-percent-of-independents-support-deporting-illegal-immigrants-poll-finds

FEDERALIST
— Court Rules Schools Can Force LGBT Ideology On Kids Against Parents’ Religious Objections – CHAD FELIX GREENE (COMMENT: Those who promote LGBTQ the most use against me the most that I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962.)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/21/court-rules-schools-can-force-lgbt-ideology-on-kids-against-parents-religious-objections/
— GOP-Led Bill Protects IVF Industry But Not The Babies It Routinely Kills – JORDAN BOYD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/20/gop-led-bill-protects-ivf-industry-but-not-the-babies-it-routinely-kills/

FOX NEWS
— Our next health crisis is coming across the border. There’s still time to stop it. Biden’s broken border is letting immigrants enter US with health issues even if they have mumps, measles and TB. – Tom Homan
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/next-health-crisis-coming-across-border-theres-still-time-stop
— Biden wants to speed up backlog of migrant asylum seekers in blue cities as Dem pressure builds. The cities targeted by Biden include Chicago, New York City and Boston. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-wants-speed-up-backlog-migrant-asylum-seekers-blue-cities-as-dem-pressure-builds

GOPUSA
— Trump Demands Biden Take Drug Test Before First Debate
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-demands-biden-take-drug-test-before-first-debate/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Who Benefits From the Destabilization of the U.S.? – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/who-benefits-the-destabilization-the-us

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— ‘We’re all border states’ – Pat Droney
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/another-illegal-aliens-another-killing-this-time-in-west-virginia-were-all-border-states
— DHS is now protecting the privacy of terrorists – Sarah Akey
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/the-department-of-homeland-security-is-now-protecting-the-privacy-of-potential-terrorists

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Chicago Develops Exciting New Form of Gun Crime – JEFFREY BLEHAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/chicago-develops-exciting-new-form-of-gun-crime/

NEW AMERICAN
— CDC: Measles Breaks Out in Chicago Migrant Shelter Packed With Venezuelans – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/immigration/cdc-measles-breaks-out-in-chicago-migrant-shelter-packed-with-venezuelans/
— NGOs Rake In Billions Handling “Migrant” Kids for Federal Government; CEOs Get Rich – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/crime/report-ngos-rake-in-billions-handling-migrant-kids-for-federal-government-ceos-get-rich/

NEWSMAX
— Chicago’s Death Spiral – Pastor David L. Lowery, Jr.
https://www.newsmax.com/us/chicago-violence-death-spiral/2024/05/20/id/1165387/
— Biden’s Border Fiasco Means We and Our Veterans Come Last – Sen. Marsha Blackburn
https://www.newsmax.com/senmarshablackburn/border-catch-release/2024/05/20/id/1165431/
— Sens. Cruz, Britt Aim to Protect Legal Access to IVF – Fran Beyer
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ted-cruz-katie-britt-ivf/2024/05/20/id/1165381/
— 56% of Voters Support Deporting Illegals
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ipsos-immigration-deportation/2024/05/20/id/1165444/
— Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, lamented to Newsmax the treachery of migrants who, already in the U.S. illegally thanks to the Biden administration, then take advantage of federal law to get more protections for themselves while American citizens “take a back seat.” – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/ronny-jackson-biden-illegals/2024/05/20/id/1165465/
— Migrants Say They ‘Don’t Want Trump’ – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/migrants-donald-trump-joe-biden/2024/05/20/id/1165424/

PJ MEDIA
— California College Holding Five Segregated Graduations – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: Democrats used to promote integration. Now they promote segregation.)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/05/20/california-college-holding-five-segregated-graduations-n4929192

PATRIOT POST
— Alien Base Invaders. Did you hear about the attempt by foreign nationals to breach the perimeter of the major Marine Corps training center in Quantico, Virginia? – GARY BAUER
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/106948-alien-base-invaders-2024-05-20

TOWNHALL
— Biden Blasts an ‘Extreme’ SCOTUS Ruling on Affirmative Action. – Guy Benson (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors used Affirmative Action big time to waste the careers of and to get rid of their Republican employees like me who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, non-poor, married, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2024/05/20/biden-blasts-an-extreme-scotus-ruling-on-affirmative-action-but-theres-just-one-problem-n2639266

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— N.Y.C. Parents Rebuked for Questioning Transgender Student-Athlete Rules. Over a dozen Democratic elected officials criticized a parent group that asked for a review of rules that let students play on sports teams that align with their gender identity.- Troy Closson
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/nyregion/transgender-athletes-nyc-public-schools.html
— To push legal weed is to push illegal weed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/opinion/marijuana-legalization-regulation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINO leader want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/05/20/trump-immigration-undocumented-economy/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE: Tired of your state politics? These residents are looking to secession as the solution. An Oregon ballot initiative is the latest in a long line of secession efforts that speak to the nation’s sharp divide. – Trevor Hughes
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/19/oregon-idaho-state-secession-national-divorce/73677225007/

ASSOICIATED PRESS
— Nikki Haley has held out on a Trump endorsement. Her move could shape the presidential race. (COMMENT: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Biden, that is, to officially become a Democrat.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/nikki-haley-has-held-out-on-a-trump-endorsement-her-move-could-shape-the-presidential-race

MSN
— America’s largest LGBTQ rights group plans $15 million swing state blitz to re-elect Biden- Sahil Kapur (COMMENT: Those who promote LGBTQ have taken many of the biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/america-s-largest-lgbtq-rights-group-plans-15-million-swing-state-blitz-to-re-elect-biden/ar-BB1mIaVL
— American Citizens Being Turned Away So NYC Hospital Can Give Health Care to Illegals – Warner Todd Huston (COMMENT: How long are the emergency room wait times at your hospital and why?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/american-citizens-being-turned-away-so-nyc-hospital-can-give-health-care-to-illegals/ar-AA1i3OeO
— Biden tells black graduates Republicans ‘don’t see you in the future’ (COMMENT: How successful have Democrat and RINO leaders been getting Blacks to hate Republicans in your county, township, municipality, school district, and precinct?)
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/biden-tells-black-graduates-republicans-don-t-see-you-in-the-future/ss-BB1mHWBl
— Black Bostonians demand more than $15billion in slavery reparations – Isabelle Stanley (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.)
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/other/black-bostonians-demand-more-than-15billion-in-slavery-reparations/ar-BB1mJPlh

NEWSWEEK
— Migrants Flood New York ID System – Nick Mordowanec
https://www.newsweek.com/migrants-id-cards-new-york-city-asylum-seekers-1902475

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden to Morehouse Graduates: America Hates You. As his black support erodes, he plays up racial resentments to the class of 2024. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-morehouse-college-speech-racial-division-9573a404
— The Highest Paid CEOs of 2023. Stock awards push median package to a record $15.7 million; tech executives top the list. – Theo Francis (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most since 1966 as being overpaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/highest-paid-ceo-2023-charts-0d65be3b
— Higher Ed Has a Progressive Disease. Can It Be Reversed? The prognosis seems grim, but I found signs of life as a proud father at Notre Dame’s commencement. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/higher-ed-has-a-progressive-disease-can-it-be-reversed-958333b5
— Suddenly Democrats (hint that they) Care About the Border. Biden and Schumer begin to see their political vulnerability. – John Thune
https://www.wsj.com/articles/suddenly-democrats-care-about-the-border-biden-schumer-f11635aa
— FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg to Resign Following Report Detailing Sexual Harassment at Agency. Gruenberg plans to stay until successor is confirmed, avoiding scenario that would leave a Republican as acting chairman. – Rebecca Ballhaus and Andrew Ackerman (COMMENT: On could compare and contrast Gruenberg with Charles Bowsher who ran GAO 1981-1996. Under him, GAO got rid of virtually all its employees like me who were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/fdic-chairman-martin-gruenberg-resignation-ab7fed5f
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg bowed to pressure to resign from the bank regulator after an external investigation found widespread sexual harassment at the agency and lawmakers of both parties berated his leadership.)
— FRONT PAGE: Computer-Science Majors Graduate Into a World of Fewer Opportunities. Those from top schools can still get jobs. They are just not all going to Facebook or Google. – Katherine Bindley, Corrie Driebusch, and Lindsay Ellis (COMMENT: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have majored in accounting at UIC and NIU 1966-1970.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/computer-science-majors-job-market-7ad443bf

FORBES & FAST COMPANY
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI and ESG to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffraikes/2024/05/20/want-to-ensure-dei-works-for-your-company-have-some-standards/?sh=4ee039987a46
https://www.fastcompany.com/91123048/war-on-esg-and-dei

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Given a choice between granting amnesty to illegal immigrants and deporting all of them, Americans voters favor deportation by a double-digit margin.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/amnesty_for_illegal_immigrants_or_mass_deportations

WION NEWS
— Lawsuit challenges Southwest Airlines’ Hispanic student ticket program as discriminatory. – Shashwat Sankranti (COMMENT: To give one group preference is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.wionews.com/business-economy/lawsuit-challenges-southwest-airlines-hispanic-student-ticket-program-as-discriminatory-723748

GUARDIAN
— Wealthy residents of Chicago may live 30 years longer than poorer ones. Can a new mayor help close the gap? – Aliya Uteuova
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/19/chicago-environmental-racism

PRIDE
— Democrats ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more LGBTQ and to demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservative Republicans.
https://www.pride.com/gay-news/pope-francis-lgbt-conservatives

May 20, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— President Joe Biden faces silent protests over Israel-Hamas war at Morehouse commencement speech. “I support peaceful, nonviolent protests,” Biden said. – Michelle Stoddart, Gabriella Abdul-Hakim, Fritz Farrow, and Selina Wang
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-faces-silent-protests-over-handling-of-israel-hamas-war-at-morehouse-college-commencement-speech-in-atlanta/14843871/

NBC5
— At least 27 shot, 1 fatally, across Chicago in overnight shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/at-least-27-shot-1-fatally-across-chicago-in-overnight-shootings/3441079/

WGN9
— Groups gather at Chicago police district for several causes ahead of DNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRy-bVbMpLo

CBS2
— Demonstrators vow to disrupt DNC protest in Chicago with or without a permit – Andrew Ramos
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/demonstrators-rally-outside-cpd-station-dnc-protest-chicago/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In pro-Palestinian rally at CPD station, coalition calls for mobilization ahead of DNC in August – ADRIANA PÉREZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/19/chicago-dnc-rally/
— At Evanston unity rally, a call for Gaza cease-fire and hostage release: ‘We need to tell a new story’ – AVANI KALRA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/19/israel-palestine-vigil-evanston/
— The economy trumps all when it comes to the presidential race – Laura Washington (COMMENT: To elect Biden, anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will ever-increasingly drive up the stock market.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/20/column-presidential-race-joe-biden-donald-trump-economy-washington/
— Chicago’s fragile trade-show business stands to lose if the Democratic National Convention turns ugly. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/20/editorial-chicagos-fragile-trade-show-business-stands-to-lose-if-the-democratic-national-convention-turns-ugly/
— 3 women allege grooming, sexual misconduct by former high school teacher and coach. Administrators ignored opportunities to protect students, lawsuits say. – CHRISTY GUTOWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/19/dallas-till-lawsuits-morton-east-elmwood-park/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Nearly 30 shot, one killed in weekend violence across Chicago
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/05/19/shootings-gun-violence-6-wounded-east-garfield-park-albany-avenue
— Pro-Palestine groups rally at 18th District police station. Protesters marched through the neighborhood after the rally, flying Palestinian flags and wearing kaffiyehs. They called on Chicago leaders to divest from Israel and sought the release of Illinois inmates wrongfully convicted and sentenced. – Emmanuel Camarillo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/19/israel-hamas-war-pro-palestine-groups-rally-18th-district-police-station-northwestern-uc-city-hall
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the future is ever-increasingly bright for younger minorities and younger females because Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly give them more and more and more preference. But to give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Because younger White men are ever-increasingly crashing and burning, fewer and fewer and fewer of them are “marriage material.” Back in the good old days, that is, the 1960s and 1970s, before I got married, even though I was a White male who had to work his way through college, I was able to a) graduate debt-free with a bachelor’s degree when I was 21, b) earn a master’s degree when I was 27, c) buy new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, and 25, and d) buy a new townhome when I was 24, a studio condo in downtown Chicago when I was 25, and a one bedroom condo there when I was 27. When got married when I was 29 years old in 1978, my salary was $106,785/year in today’s dollars.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/well/2024/05/19/pilsen-after-school-mental-health-wellness-girls-group-positive-coping-skills

DAILY HERALD
— Graduation ceremonies – Paul Valade (COMMENT: Who attended your graduation ceremonies? My parents attended my Crete-Monee High School graduation ceremony in 1966 and my wife attended my Loyola graduation ceremony in 1976, my DePaul graduation ceremony in 1980, and my IIT graduation ceremony in 1997.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240519/news/photo-gallery-lake-zurich-palatine-york-and-naperville-central-north-graduation-ceremonies/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN & SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/19/city/evanston-pride-pflag-gender-affirming-evanston-celebrate-queer-joy/
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/local/2024/05/16/springfields-pridefest-organizer-wants-people-to-enjoy-the-journey/73643926007/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/education/2024/05/20/close-to-8500-springfield-kids-eligible-for-new-food-assistance-program/73701091007/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/marijuana-may-soon-be-a-schedule-iii-drug-what-will-change/

CWB CHICAGO
— Knife fight in downtown Chicago ends with no injuries, stunned bystanders
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/05/chicago-magnificent-mile-knife-altercation-no-injuries.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FEBRUARY 21, 2023 FLASHBACK: Will my critics/opponents give Shia Kapos and the rest of the Democrat news media extreme preference at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 like they did at their February 20, 2023 DeSantis event in Elmhurst? Will they stop me from attending the convention? Failing that, will they limit/stop my access to everything? They did everything that they could to stop me a) from learning about their DeSantis event, b) from attending their event, c) from speaking with anyone at their event, and d) from reporting on their event. My critics/opponent have taken many big adverse actions against me to curry favor with their many friends in the Democrat news media. I should write about that.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2023/02/21/desantis-pokes-at-pritzker-in-illinois-00083731

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/20/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-292/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do you anticipate/expect the next adverse action against you will be by your critics/opponents? For me, it is getting a registered Republican voter in my precinct to run against me and to defeat me as Precinct Committeeman. So far, my critics/opponents have succeed in a) removing me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, b) ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ending my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandering my precinct in 2015, e) ending my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) ending my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) ended my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ending my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) ending my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ending my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker squeezes Democratic legislators with threat to cut grants for their districts – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/pritzker-squeezes-democratic-legislators-with-threat-to-cut-grants-for-their-districts-wirepoints/
— The Chicago Teachers union doesn’t just want 9% annual raises. They want that and more.
https://wirepoints.org/the-chicago-teachers-union-doesnt-just-want-9-annual-raises-they-want-that-and-even-more-wirepoints-on-the-shaun-thompson-show/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ‘WORKER FREEDOM OF SPEECH ACT’ TO RESTRICT EMPLOYERS – Dylan Sharkey (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office would have vehemently opposed this. They opposed anything and everything that might hinder their hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. I remember when GAO’s older White male GS-14s (currently $136,414-$177,341/year) wore black arm bands at work to protest GAO’s efforts to get rid of them. GAO soon got rid of those employees who wore those arm bands.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-lawmakers-consider-worker-freedom-of-speech-act-to-restrict-employers/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— LGBTQ movement working to transform society in its own image. – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/19/lgbtq-movement-working-to-transform-society-in-its/
— Pope Francis blasted critics of his 11-year pontificate Sunday, saying conservative Catholics manifest “a suicidal attitude.” – Mark A. Kellner (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, conservatives are ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/19/pope-francis-tells-cbs-60-minutes-that-us-conserva/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Divisiveness destroys the Republican Party – Everett Piper (COMMENT: I should write a book about the most divisive leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/19/divisiveness-destroys-republican-party/

NEW YORK POST
— Team Biden’s sleazy plan to get the unpopular prez reelected — by any means necessary – Victor Davis Hanson (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasing negative campaigning and vote buying.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/19/opinion/team-bidens-sleazy-plan-to-get-the-unpopular-prez-reelected-by-any-means-necessary/
— Chicago mom left waiting hours for help after 911 call for home invasion: ‘We have no units to send you’ – Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/chicago-mom-left-waiting-hours-for-help-after-two-masked-bandits-break-into-her-home/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Buried news: Biden administration refuses to release data about how many ‘asylum’ cases are waved through by his asylum officers. – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/buried_news_biden_administration_refuses_to_release_data_about_how_many_asylum_cases_are_waved_through_by_his_asylum_officers.html
— Even as leftists relentlessly push ‘trans,’ hard evidence shows how suicidally dangerous it is. – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/even_as_leftists_relentlessly_push_trans_hard_evidence_shows_how_suicidally_dangerous_it_is.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Butchers were murderously wrong’: New study finds risk of suicide jumps 12-fold AFTER gender surgery. – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/19/butchers-were-murderously-wrong-new-study-finds-risk-of-suicide-jumps-12-fold-after-gender-surgery-1460405/

BREITBART
— California Assembly Passes Apology for Slavery, Despite Entering Union as ‘Free State’ – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: Because of my bad demographics, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay reparations big time, that is, that I should pay the price of Affirmative Action and DEI big time. In my defense, I have always stressed that my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/19/california-assembly-passes-apology-for-slavery-despite-entering-union-as-free-state/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Anti-Israel professors not happy about Biden’s Commencement speech invite – Joshua Odutola
https://www.campusreform.org/article/anti-israel-professors-not-happy-bidens-commencement-speech-invite/25473

COLLEGE FIX
— Stanford now has 177 DEI employees – KATLYN ANDERSON (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to get rid of those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write about leaders of the following who promote DEI the most: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me lately.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/stanford-now-has-177-dei-employees-research-finds/

DAILY CALLER
— Forget ‘Never Trumpers’ — More Voters Now Say They’ll Never Vote For Biden
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/18/forget-never-trumpers-more-voters-now-say-theyll-never-vote-for-biden/

DAILY WIRE
— Rubio Supports Mass Deportation Of Illegal Aliens Following ‘Invasion Of The Country’ – ROBERT SCHMAD
https://www.dailywire.com/news/rubio-supports-mass-deportation-of-illegal-aliens-following-invasion-of-the-country

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Desperate Biden Panders to NAACP, Compares Conservative SCOTUS Justices to Segregationists. “Today, the resistance comes in other insidious forms. An extreme movement led by my predecessor and his MAGA Republican allies, backed by an extreme Supreme Court, gutted affirmative action in college admissions.” – Stacey Matthews (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders have always used Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about how Democrat and RINO leaders use AA and DEI to get rid of me.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/05/desperate-biden-panders-to-naacp-compares-conservative-scotus-justices-to-segregationists/

MRC TV
— As United Methodist Church Empties Out, PBS Leans Toward Religious Left, LGBTQ Flakes – CLAY WATERS
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/united-methodist-church-empties-out-pbs-leans-toward-religious-left-lgbtq-flakes

NEWSBUSTERS
— Leftist Media HATED Republicans Long Before Trump – Rich Noyes (COMMENT: I should write a book about how the leftist media has treated me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
https://newsbusters.org/node/284194/print

PJ MEDIA
— How the West Was Woke, to the Point of Near Extinction – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/05/19/how-the-west-was-woke-to-the-point-of-near-extinction-n4929164

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Billionaires, Including Family of Gov. JB Pritzker, Funding Protests Donate Millions to House Dems
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/05/17/billionaires_funding_protests_donate_millions_to_house_dems__150960.html

TOWNHALL
— What If Biden Wins in November? Part Two. – Mark Lewis (COMMENT: RINOs, that is, anti-conservatives, ever-increasingly talk and act like they want Biden to win.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/05/20/what-if-biden-wins-in-november-part-two-n2639268

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Reason for Border Invasion
https://www.westernjournal.com/2024-election-biden-says-quiet-part-loud-reason-border-invasion/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Protesters Stormed an Ex-Senator’s Office and Demanded She Leave. She Refused. Heidi Heitkamp was in her office at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics when protesters occupied the building. – Monica Davey and Julie Bosman
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/us/uchicago-protests-politics-institute.html
— See How Easily A.I. Chatbots Can Be Taught to Spew Disinformation – Jeremy White (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters spew disinformation. According to them, articles that promote direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members and conservative principles is disinformation. I should write about my biggest critics/opponents. They include leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/05/19/technology/biased-ai-chatbots.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/18/us/politics/trump-trial-tactics.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/nyregion/trump-trial-cohen-testimony.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/nyregion/trump-trial-ny-courthouse.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/opinion/trump-trial-election-appeal.html

WASHINGTON POST
— To promote DEI is to get rid of conservatives. Constructively, if you do not promote DEI, leaders of the following get rid of you: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. The aforesaid have certainly gotten rid of me.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/05/19/universities-dei-academic-freedom/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/19/trump-nra-dallas-jury-verdict-hush-money/73747343007/
— As Saigon fell 49 years ago, my father flew us onto the USS Midway in a fraught escape – Ngan Nguyen (COMMENT: My critics/opponents blame America’s losing the war on those who avoided the draft, especially those like me who were 1-A, conservative, Republican, White, male, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who continue to use my avoiding the draft against me the most.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2024/04/28/vietnam-fall-saigon-escape-uss-midway/73397138007/

NEWSWEEK
— New Yorkers Blame Migrants for City’s Crime Rate – Matthew Impelli
https://www.newsweek.com/new-york-city-migrants-immigration-crime-poll-1901956

MSN
— 7.2 million illegals entered US under Biden administration, larger than population of 36 states
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/7-2-million-illegals-entered-us-under-biden-administration-larger-than-population-of-36-states/ar-BB1iEVIf
— Organization aims to combat Illinois’ teacher shortage by offering support, mentorship – Carolina Garibay (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who arranged for my transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 and was finally able to get me assigned to audits of IRS and promote me in 1986.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careers/organization-aims-to-combat-illinois-teacher-shortage-by-offering-support-mentorship/ar-AA1frRuW
— Democratic National Convention planning hampered by fears Brandon Johnson will ‘defend’ protesters – Elaine Mallon
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-national-convention-planning-hampered-by-fears-brandon-johnson-will-defend-protesters/ar-BB1ms82u

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Downside of Delayed Gratification. We’re all told that it pays to be disciplined in our spending and consumption. But the advice can backfire. – Jacqueline R. Rifkin (COMMENT: Since we got married in 1978, my and I have a) tried to live on just one of our incomes and b) save as much as we could for our retirement.)
https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/money-discipline-downsides-delayed-gratification-5770e346

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs use “allyship” to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juliekratz/2024/05/19/3-ways-allyship-programs-prevent-business-risk/

SHRM
— Next Version of E-Verify Will Bring Big Changes – Roy Maurer (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) promote illegal immigration big time and b) vehemently oppose E-Verify.)
https://www.shrm.org/topics-tools/news/talent-acquisition/everify-plus-big-changes-2024-pilot
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The proposed features for the newest version of E-Verify would fundamentally change the way employment eligibility verification is conducted, according to a proposal from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). E-Verify NextGen—scheduled for release in 2024—integrates the Form I-9 process with E-Verify, the government’s electronic employment verification system, and shifts much of the process away from HR and to the new hires themselves. Employers must currently complete a new Form I-9 for each new hire and enter the information into E-Verify if they are enrolled in the program. “The proposed changes are significant,” said John Fay, an attorney and director of product strategy at Equifax Workforce Solutions. Fay was able to participate in a demo of the product. Using E-Verify NextGen, new hires would electronically enter their biographic information, citizenship or immigration status, and acceptable identity documents into E-Verify using their myEverify secure personal account. Once the employee’s identity and employment eligibility are confirmed by the system, the employer would be notified and can finish the verification by examining the documents—remotely, if taking advantage of the new alternative verification option. The submitted information will be used to create a completed Form I-9 available for download and storage by the employer. The current process relies on employer participation to correctly enter information on the Form I-9 and then transcribe that information into E-Verify, a practice which is less secure and sometimes results in data entry errors which can result in E-Verify mismatches, Fay said. “The idea behind NextGen is that the employee will be less likely to make a mistake with their own data,” he said. In addition, new hires would be notified if further action is needed to determine their employment eligibility, removing the employer’s primary role in the mismatch resolution process. Employees would receive notification of and resolve E-Verify mismatches directly with the government without requiring the employer to be an intermediary. This would create a more secure and private process that can speed up case resolution, according to USCIS. “The fact that employers are not involved in the process may sound appealing, but I know that employers have a vested interest in the verification process and will want to have a role in the process, so that could be an issue,” Fay said. Another new development is that employees would be able to carry their verification status with them when they change jobs. Currently, employees and employers must complete a new Form I-9 and enter a new E-Verify case—if an employer uses E-Verify—each time the employee starts a new job. “A key feature of NextGen is to allow employees to save their information in their myE-Verify account to be used for future employers,” USCIS said. “Once they receive their unique reference code from a new employer, the employee can simply update their information if necessary and complete the NextGen process with their new employer.” Fay said this feature—which still needs to be worked out in practice—is a common-sense approach. “If I’m a U.S. citizen and change jobs as much as some people do these days, why do I have to continually go through employment verification?” he asked. Overall, Fay said that E-Verify NextGen will be very useful for those employers still completing I-9s on paper. “For them, if they are also using E-Verify, it is a very manual process,” he said. “This will be a more seamless experience.” But Fay said that he’s not sure if E-Verify NextGen is the best option for larger employers because it doesn’t offer everything that an electronic I-9 system does. “Without a true electronic I-9 system, you still have to store the forms somewhere, you still have to do reverifications, you still have to make corrections and purge forms,” he said. “NextGen does not do any of those things. For many larger organizations, the electronic I-9 process is connected to the onboarding technology, the applicant tacking system, the payroll provider, which are all part of an integrated workflow. NextGen is not there yet but it’s good to see the government is moving in that direction.” E-Verify Required for Some E-Verify is voluntary except for federal contractors and in certain states which require all employers to use it, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. But evidence shows that E-Verify compliance is rarely enforced at the state level. Those employers not using E-Verify will still be required to complete the Form I-9 for new hires. Experts believe that the process enhancements included in NextGen are meant to be an incentive for more employers to voluntarily use the system. “The government is absolutely signaling to employers to consider using E-Verify because it can make the onboarding experience smoother,” Fay said. “It also plugs in nicely with the new alternative virtual procedure.” E-Verify NextGen will not replace the standard version of E-Verify for the time being and E-Verify employers will be able to choose which process they will utilize—the current E-Verify process or the NextGen version.)

MEDIATE
— Hate-filled America-hating America-haters ever-increasingly crow about their success in getting the Pope to destroy America.
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/madness-pope-francis-denounces-attempts-to-limit-migration-from-southern-border-in-60-minutes-interview/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.mediaite.com/politics/biden-calls-values-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-americas-core-strength-at-detroit-naacp-dinner/

BOARDERLESS MAGAZINE
— Navigating Chicago’s Immigration Court Alone. Fighting for a chance to stay, many immigrants wade alone through backlogs and attorney shortages that plague the immigration court system.
https://borderlessmag.org/2024/05/14/immigration-court-federal-backlog-attorney-shortages-new-arrivals-chicago-illinois/

PRIDE
— Anticipate/expect that sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican will come out as being anti-heterosexual, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.pride.com/coming-out/celebrities-who-have-come-out-2024#rebelltitem1

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’ After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny? – Liam Knox (COMMENT: In my Loyola application in 1972 and in DePaul application in 1976, I stated that my IRS employee manual encouraged IRS employees like me to take graduate business and accounting courses and that was why I wanted to take those courses. But outrageously, disgustingly, and unethically, to disallow those courses, my Democrat IRS superiors ignored the aforesaid and argued that I took the courses to qualify myself for a new trade or business and to get a job in the private sector.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/admissions/traditional-age/2024/05/20/examining-admissions-essays-post-affirmative-action

DAILY MAIL
— Extremists plotting protests at Democratic Convention include Missouri man charged with spying for Russia, sparking fears Kremlin could seek to unleash chaos in Chicago. Jesse Nevel, 34, allegedly conspired with an FSB agent to ‘sow discord’ in the US. The far left activist is now involved in plans to disrupt the DNC this summer. Nevel, from St. Louis, Missouri, denies that he has ever worked for the Kremlin. – MILES DILWORTH
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13392249/extremists-protests-democratic-convention-missouri-man-spying-russia-kremlin.html
— Wealthy Texas enclave steps up secession bid as feud with woke city leaders over crime crisis explodes. Lost Creek neighborhood residents who wanted to leave Austin won 91% of vote. Texas capital city dealing with 500 police shortfall, public safety crisis. Soros-backed Austin DA letting killers and rapists walk free. – MARYANN MARTINEZ
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/texas/article-13421905/texas-austin-secession-vote-lost-creek-crime.html

GUARDIAN
— Can Chicago’s mayor tackle environmental racism in one of the most segregated US cities? Brandon Johnson promised to address the city’s longstanding inequities – advocates want to make the most of the moment. – Aliya Uteuova
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/19/chicago-environmental-racism

May 19, 2024

WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL
— Wisconsin GOP convention spotlights abortion, higher education, immigration and national security – Steve Schuster (COMMENT: What actions will the Illinois Republican Party take at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://wislawjournal.com/2024/05/18/wisgop-convention-spotlights-abortion-higher-education-immigration-and-national-security/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There may have been a few empty seats, but there was certainly no lack of heat as the 2024 Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention kicked off in Appleton Saturday. Elected officials from Washington, D.C. to Madison spoke about issues impacting Wisconsinites, ranging from abortion and immigration to the University of Wisconsin’s failure to enforce the law and condemn antisemitic behavior on the Milwaukee and Madison campuses. Opening remarks were given by Brian Schimming, Chairman Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Are we going to do what it takes to save America?” Schimming asked the audience. Foreign policy Speaking on the Federal legislative panel, Senator Ron Johnson, Rep. Van Orden, Rep. Bryan Steil tore apart the Democrats responses and failure to condemn antisemitism and enforce state law during recent protests. “We must stand with Israel. I stand with Israel,” said Van Orden, and the room applauded. . .Abortion Johnson urged the party to remain united to protect the right to life (pro-life). “Within the Republican Party, we have a broad spectrum … I think we all agree that life begins at conception, want to protect life,” Johnson said. “I completely respect that. But that’s not where probably most Americans, most Wisconsinites, and probably even most Republicans land,” Johnson added. . .The conservative media also was critical of the recent mainstream coverage of the UWM Pro-Palestinian protesters. A panelist said the mainstream media described the protests as “peaceful … or they (pro-Palestinian protesters) were just delivering food, or praying” when in reality they were chanting antisemitic slogans, graffitied sidewalks and walls, and erected illegal tents. “The things I described did not make most, if not all media reports,” the panelist said, noting “the media is censoring things.”)

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
— Ron Johnson calls on GOP to set aside ‘squabbles’ on abortion in order to win elections. Johnson says most Americans, Wisconsinites, ‘even most Republicans’ don’t support total abortion bans. – RICH KREMER
https://www.wpr.org/news/ron-johnson-gop-set-aside-squabbles-abortion-win-elections

ABC MILWAUKEE
— Wisconsin Republicans preach unity at state convention ahead of November. Republicans gathered in Appleton this weekend for their party’s annual convention. – Matt Smith
https://www.wisn.com/article/wisconsin-republicans-preach-unity-at-state-convention-ahead-of-november/60833567

WISCONSIN POLITICS
— Party activists at the state GOP convention today elected Waukesha County GOP Chair Terry Dittrich and Pam Travis, one of the Republicans who submitted a false slate of electors for Trump in 2020, to fill two of Wisconsin’s three slots on the Republican National Committee.
https://www.wispolitics.com/2024/gop-activists-elect-dittrich-travis-to-rnc/

WKOW
— Top Wisconsin Republicans Attend State Convention in Appleton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaXwXnUIu4

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
— Who will the speakers at the convention be?
— How many delegates will attend and how many from each of the 102 counties?
— Who represents each of the 17 congressional districts on the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee and what is their contact information?
— Who has replaced me as the member who represents the 3rd Congressional District on that committee and what reasons have been given for my removal?
— When will the committee post on the IRP website its most recent draft platform and list of resolutions?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote for or against the resolution that calls for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote for or against strengthening or weakening the following in the platform: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws including adding E-Verity, discouragement of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, protection of Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving)?
— Who are all the candidates for IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman? What are their qualifications? At this point, how many votes do each of them have?

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who leads conservatives in Illinois today? Hopefully, by now, those leaders know which of the 17 members on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee are going to vote to strengthen the IRP platform and which ones are going to vote to weaken it. Because IRP leaders ever-increasingly say and do less to defend and advance the following planks in the Republican Party platform, I fear that efforts are underway to weaken those planks: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). IRP leaders ever-increasingly talk and/or act like they believe that to win elections in Illinois, the IRP has to be Democrat-Lite if not officially dump the aforesaid planks. If anti-conservative IRP State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee members win by small margins on May 24 in Collinsville, conservative leaders should be ready to immediately file timely minority reports like the one that they filed at the 2016 convention so that delegates can vote for them on May 25. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Those who want to drive conservatives like me out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) and destroy the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO use the current system to elect IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. So of course, they vehemently oppose direct election of IRP SCC members. They take all the adverse actions that they can to get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen like me who support direct election. So far, they have a) ended my membership on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) ended my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ended my bid to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, e) ended my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) ended my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ended my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost got ICRC to censure me in 2006, j) ended my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ended my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

DOUG IBENDAHL
— Questions for all direct election opponents. The opponents owe all of us an answer to every one of these reasonable questions. (COMMENT: Doug lists 30 questions. I could list the 30 biggest adverse actions that direct election opponents have taken against me since 2000 because I promote direct election. I would focus on the pretexts that they used. I would focus on those who publicly say they favor direct election, but privately opposed it. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/questions-for-all-direct-election

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/la-lgbt-center-gala-celebrates-with-the-stars-at-annual/14840969/

NBC5
— Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules. The candidate describes himself as “pro-white” but denies being racist or antisemitic. – AP (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) do not want you to seek any kind of office: conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. MTRO leaders are overjoyed that I was removed from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. They vehemently opposed my seeking to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019. They vehemently opposed my seeking to be the MTRO Treasurer in 2004. They refused to appoint me as a delegate to the 2004 IRP State Convention.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/missouri-candidate-kkk-can-stay-on-republican-ballot/3440913/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidate with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the August Republican primary. McClanahan is running against Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, state Sen. Bill Eigel and others for the GOP nomination to replace Gov. Mike Parson, who is barred by term limits from seeking reelection. McClanahan’s lawyer, Dave Roland, said the ruling ensures that party leaders do not have “almost unlimited discretion to choose who’s going to be allowed on a primary ballot.” . . . The Missouri GOP accepted his party dues but denounced him after a former state lawmaker posted photos on social media that appear to show McClanahan making the Nazi salute. McClanahan confirmed the accuracy of the photos to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In his decision, Walker wrote that the Republican Party “has made clear that it does not endorse his candidacy, and it remains free to publicly disavow McClanahan and any opinions the plaintiff believes to be antithetical to its values.” “I’m not sure they ever actually intended to win this case,” said McClanahan’s lawyer, Roland. “I think the case got filed because the Republican Party wanted to make a very big public show that they don’t want to be associated with racism or anti-Semitism. And the best way that they could do that was filing a case that they knew was almost certain to lose.” The Associated Press’ emailed requests for comment to the Missouri GOP executive director and its lawyer were not immediately returned Friday. But Missouri GOP lawyers have said party leaders did not realize who McClanahan was when he signed up as a candidate back in February. McClanahan has argued that the Missouri GOP was aware of the beliefs. He previously ran as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2022. In a separate lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League last year, McClanahan claimed the organization defamed him by calling him a white supremacist in an online post. In his lawsuit against the ADL, McClanahan described himself as a “Pro-White man.” McClanahan wrote that he is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan; he said received an honorary one-year membership. And he said he attended a “private religious Christian Identity Cross lighting ceremony falsely described as a cross burning.”)

CBS2
— Chicago increases police patrols along lakefront amid beach safety concerns – Sara Machi
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-beach-safety-police-patrol/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After estimates say city lost population, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin says he is ‘thoroughly disgusted’ with U.S. Census Bureau. – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/17/after-estimates-say-city-lost-population-aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-says-he-is-thoroughly-disgusted-with-u-s-census-bureau/

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Auditor at least takes responsibility for delayed reports – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I wanted to run for DuPage County Auditor. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled the most what I did to help elect Bob Grogan in 2020, 2016, 2012, and 2008 and Jim Rasins in 2004 and 2000. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled the most my qualifications for the job: a) worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $115,439-$150,075/year, b) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, c) became a licensed CPA, d) passed the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt, e) became a Certified Forensic Accountant, Financial Services Auditor, Government Financial Manager, and Fraud Examiner, and f) earned master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240518/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-dupage-county-auditor-at-least-takes-responsibility-for-delayed-reports/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Protestants like me who do not hate Trump. My critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes have always used against me my having been baptized in 1948, raised, and confirmed in 1962 as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I should write about those who continue to do that the most since 2015. They stress that I am not a member of any church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/jesus-is-their-savior-trump-is-their-candidate-ex-presidents-backers-say-he-shares-faith/article_8037a15e-73d8-5e74-863b-676cf54c79ad.html
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-jesus-is-their-savior-trump-is-their-candidate-ex-presidents-backers-say-he-shares-faith-values/

FOX MILWAUKEE
— The Republican Party of Wisconsin officially endorsed Eric Hovde as its U.S. Senate candidate during the state party convention in Appleton. (COMMENT: What actions will the Illinois Republican Party take at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://www.fox6now.com/video/1458088

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Anticipate/expect that Democrats will promote illegal voting the most in the battleground/wing states.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-noncitizen-voting-already-illegal-in-federal-elections-becomes-a-centerpiece-of-2024-gop-messaging/
— Why Illinois professional licenses could be delayed – Brian Weckerly (COMMENT: Illinois approved my CPA license application promptly in 1981 when I was 32 years old. But my Democrat GAO superiors, none of whom were licensed CPAs, ignored/dismissed/belittled my getting that license. They stressed that Charles Bowsher, the head of GAO, had not taken the CPA examination, let alone passed the examination, let alone became a licensed CPA.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/state-news/illinois-news/why-illinois-professional-licenses-could-be-delayed/

WSIL TV
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/even-with-school-choice-some-black-families-find-options-lacking-decades-after-brown-v-board/article_e6aa14c6-5bc7-5e10-85f2-fc9e3503c0a9.html
— Trump addresses an embattled NRA as he campaigns against Biden’s gun policies – CNN (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly blame Republicans for gun violence and make it clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/trump-addresses-an-embattled-nra-as-he-campaigns-against-biden-s-gun-policies/article_e99df01d-84a2-506e-b1f8-84f54cd5dd55.html

KHMO RADIO
— Safely Find Out If Your Illinois Neighbor is a Vile Sex Offender (COMMENT: How many sex offenders live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, and in your precinct? How close do they live to the schools in the aforesaid?)
https://khmoradio.com/illinois-state-police-sex-offender-tool/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge denies TRO sought by GOP candidates to block law that changed election rules to keep GOPers off ballot – Jonathan Bilyk
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/658603879-judge-denies-tro-sought-by-gop-candidates-to-block-law-that-changed-election-rules-to-keep-gopers-off-ballot

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden 2.0 promises tax hikes, illegal immigration – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/3008947/white-house-report-card-biden-2-0-promises-tax-hikes-illegal-immigration/
— ‘Republicans’ who endorse Biden aren’t Republicans at all – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: If you are not helping elect Trump, you are helping elect Biden. I should write about past and present ‘Republican’ candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the most. I would focus on those who taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3008136/republicans-who-endorse-biden-arent-republicans-at-all/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Blame, Resent, Repeat – Dion Pierre (COMMENT: To elect Biden, anticipate/expect that Democrats will not only ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump as being a racist and even worse things, they will ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn voters like me who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/culture/blame-resent-repeat/

NEW YORK POST
— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledges to keep bussing migrants to NYC, takes shot at Mayor Eric Adams in NRA speech. – Patrick Reilly
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/texas-gov-gregg-abbott-pledges-to-keep-bussing-migrants-to-nyc-mayor-adams-needs-something-to-do/
— Why young people become woker and woker – Eric Kaufmann
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/opinion/young-people-are-becoming-woker-and-woker/
— This is the new top spot for migrants to slip across US border. – Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/san-diego-is-the-most-popular-spot-for-migrants-to-cross-border/
— Illinois high school senior killed weeks before graduation by alleged drunk driver going over 120 mph – Nicholas McEntyre COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote vices including booze and pot.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/19/us-news/illinois-student-marko-niketic-killed-weeks-before-graduation-by-alleged-drunk-driver-taeyoung-kim-going-over-120-mph-report/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high school senior was killed just weeks before graduation when a suspected drunk driver, speeding at over 120 mph, split his car into two during a crash in a Chicago suburb. Marko Niketic, 17, was driving with his 16-year-old girlfriend in Glenview, IL when a sports car struck their vehicle at an intersection just after 11 p.m. on May 12. The driver, Taeyoung Kim, 21, had been driving his 2021 Ford Mustang with a passenger from his home in Northbrook to downtown Chicago and back earlier in the day, according to court records obtained by NBC Chicago. “The investigation revealed at 2308 hours (11:08 p.m.) on May 12, Kim drove his vehicle westbound on East Lake Ave, at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner,” the Glenview Police Department said. Kim’s car crashed into Niketic as the teen was making a left turn through the intersection of East Lake Ave and Meadow Lane, approximately 20 miles northwest of Chicago. Kim had been racing past other cars going westbound on Lake Ave, with one driver noting Kim increasing speeds and turning his headlights off. “As Niketic began turning, Kim’s vehicle approached the intersection at an immense rate of speed, still with the headlights off,” the court documents allege. “Just as Kim was entering the intersection, the headlights turned back on as Kim’s vehicle crashed into Niketic’s vehicle.” The front of Kim’s car struck the driver’s side of Niketic’s vehicle, splitting it into two. The front half of Niketic’s sedan remained in the road, with the back half being sent flying through a nearby fence and landing in a backyard. Kim’s car, which had a dashcam recording his joyride, came to a halt near a tree on the side of the road. Witnesses inside the homes near the scene of the crash immediately called 911 before rushing to the scene and observed Niketic inside his vehicle, appearing to be deceased, Kim’s bond court proffer read. Other witnesses observed Kim sitting inside his car and admitted he had been drinking, while his passenger was lying on the ground bleeding heavily, WMAQ reported. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend and Kim’s passenger were both rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Niketic’s girlfriend, who remains unidentified, suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, hematoma of the brain, a fracture of the pelvis vertebrae and hyper-density of the left frontal lobe of the brain with loss of consciousness and seizure. She was released from the hospital on Friday. Kim’s passenger sustained a fracture to his back and a severed artery in the crash. Kim suffered a broken femur, and a blood-drawn test concluded he had a blood alcohol level of .088, the test also revealed he had cannabis in his system. During their investigation, police found a bong, rolling papers, a one-hitter cannabis pipe with residue and two plastic containers with cannabis residue inside Kim’s vehicle. Kim was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of aggravated DUI causing death, reckless homicide, aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm, DUI of alcohol, DUI of drugs, and several traffic violations including speeding 35 mph over the limit. He appeared in court on Saturday. Kim is being held without bond, and his next court date is scheduled for May 24, according to jail records viewed by The Post. Niketic’s funeral was held on Thursday, two days before his high school, Glenbrook South, held its prom. Niketic was set to graduate on June 2. “He’s one of those people, you meet him, and he’s glowing. The most genuine human ever,” friend Preston Shute told NBC Chicago. “He had a lot of stuff ahead of him. I can’t really process it.”)

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The new anti-Americanism. Although written in the abstract language of the graduate seminar, Empire has an ominously pragmatic aim: to undermine faith in the liberal institutions that inform American democracy. – Roger Kimball
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/19/the-new-anti-americanism/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Unbearable Lightness of Whiteness – Pete McArdle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/the_unbearable_lightness_of_whiteness.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Days of Rage in Chicago: A Brief History of the 1968 Democratic National Convention – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/19/days-rage-chicago-brief-history-1968-democratic-national-convention/

EPOCH TIMES
— Behind Rosy Economic Data, Americans Struggle to Make Ends Meet. Eating out less often, taking from 401(k)s, buying medication overseas, choosing cheaper products—Americans say they are feeling the pain of inflation. – Emel Akan
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/behind-rosy-economic-data-americans-struggle-to-make-ends-meet-5651988

FOX NEWS
— Democratic town furious over migrant shelter opening in neighborhood. ‘We don’t want it here … and it doesn’t make us bad people’ one Norfolk, Massachusetts, resident said. – Michael Dorgan
https://www.foxnews.com/us/democratic-town-reeling-migrant-shelter-opening-neighborhood
— Biden’s plan to admit Gazans to US could backfire: ‘Brainwashed by Hamas,’ expert warns. Gazans spoke about the Biden immigration plan, anti-Israel protests on campus. – Benjamin Weinthal
https://www.foxnews.com/world/bidens-plan-admit-gazans-us-could-backfire-brainwashed-hamas-expert-warns

GOPUSA
— Trump Says He May Wait To Announce VP At July GOP Convention
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-says-he-may-wait-to-announce-vp-at-july-gop-convention/
— China’s Growing Threat To U.S. National Security In The Crosshairs Of Congress
https://www.gopusa.com/chinas-growing-threat-to-u-s-national-security-in-the-crosshairs-of-congress/
— GAO: Taxpayers Lose Billions To Government Overlap, Duplication (COMMENT: I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO for almost 18 years. None of them were licensed CPAs like me. They wasted my career, they took many adverse actions against me, and they forced me to retire 6 years before I was eligible for regular retirement. GAO audits IRS. They wasted the knowledge of IRS that I gained working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. They wasted what I learned earning master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance. They wasted what I learned passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.gopusa.com/taxpayers-lose-billions-to-government-overlap-duplication/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Overlap and duplication cost taxpayers billions, according to a new report from a Congressional watchdog. The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s annual report identified opportunities to save billions of dollars by reducing overlap, duplication and fragmentation across the federal government. The report outlines 112 measures that Congress and federal agencies could take to save money and improve government services. “This year’s report provides Congress and federal agencies with new opportunities to save federal dollars, increase revenue, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a wide range of federal programs,” said Gene Dodaro, comptroller general and head of the GAO. “By addressing this year’s pointed list, as well as open recommendations to both agencies and Congress from GAO’s past work, the federal government could potentially save tens of billions of dollars.”)

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— How cops can stand up to the death-to-America crowd
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/usa-usa-how-cops-can-stand-up-to-death-to-america-crowd
— In just two days this month, more Chinese nationals illegally crossed into U.S. than the entire year of 2021 – Pat Droney
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/in-just-two-days-this-month-more-chinese-nationals-illegally-crossed-into-u-s-than-the-entire-year-of-2021

NEWSMAX
— Peter Breen to Newsmax: Pro-Life Activist Victim of Biden Weaponization – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/peter-breen-lauren-handy-pro-life/2024/05/17/id/1165178/
— RNC, Trump Campaign Launch ‘Gun Owners for Trump’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/us/second-amendment-gun-rights-nra/2024/05/18/id/1165253/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden’s Plan to Resettle Thousands of Gaza Refugees Is Insane, Warns Expert – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/18/bidens-plan-to-resettle-thousands-of-gaza-refugees-is-insane-warns-expert-n4929153

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Three Illinois cities will pay you thousands to move there. – JOEY SCHNEIDER (COMMENT: How much will Democrat leaders pay voters (both legal and illegal) to move to battleground/swing states to vote for Biden?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4672284-three-illinois-cities-will-pay-you-thousands-to-move-there/amp/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/us/migrants-lawyer-shortages.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— GOP tries to ‘correct the narrative’ on use of mailed ballots after years of conflicting messages (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)
https://www.hotsr.com/news/2024/may/19/gop-tries-to-correct-the-narrative-on-use-of/

MSN
— Mexico to help US keep migrant flows under 4,000 a day – Julian Resendiz
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/mexico-to-help-us-keep-migrant-flows-under-4-000-a-day/ar-BB1mziF8
— Chicago City Council Denies Fed Up Residents Chance to Vote on Ending Sanctuary City Status – Jack Davis
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/chicago-city-council-denies-fed-up-residents-chance-to-vote-on-ending-sanctuary-city-status/ar-AA1lzXna
— Bhushan R Gavai: ‘I am a Supreme Court judge (in India) thanks to affirmative action’ – Dhananjay Mahapatra (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors used Affirmative Action quotas, goals, and targets and DEI to waste my federal career and to get rid of me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old in 1997 and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. All my GAO, IRS, and Post Office coworkers who they promoted over me were Democrats who were minority, female, younger than me, and/or veteran.)
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/i-m-sc-judge-thanks-to-affirmative-action/ar-BB1kLLgi
— Student Loan Cancellation Could Be Banned in New Bill – Aliss Higham
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/student-loan-cancellation-could-be-banned-in-new-bill/ar-BB1l87yR

FORBES
— Trump Tells NRA Forum That ‘I Think We Should Call For Drug Tests On The Debate’ (COMMENT: The more that you promote pot, the more that you should be presumed to use pot.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn5KtPYozsQ

JILL ON MONEY
— Are Americans prepared for retirement? (COMMENT: I began earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System pension when I was 18 years old in 1966. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that.)
https://www.jillonmoney.com/blog/two-tiered-retirement

POLITICAL WIRE
— Trump Says He’ll Insist Biden Take a Drug Test – Taegan Goddard (COMMENT: The more that you promote pot, the more that you should be presumed to use pot.)
https://politicalwire.com/2024/05/18/trump-says-hell-insist-biden-take-a-drug-test/
— Democrats used to promote integration. Now they promote segregation.
https://politicalwire.com/2024/05/18/biden-compares-maga-to-segregationists/

EURASIAN REVIEW
— Illegal Immigration: Biden Admin’s Secret To A ‘Permanent Majority’? – Kelli Ballard (COMMENT: Of course, anticipate/expect that illegals will forever vote for Democrats.)
https://www.eurasiareview.com/19052024-illegal-immigration-biden-admins-secret-to-a-permanent-majority-oped/

WION NEWS
— Trump receives endorsement from NRA as he pledges to ‘roll back’ Biden’s gun policies. – Nishtha Badgamia
https://www.wionews.com/world/trump-receives-endorsement-from-nra-as-he-pledges-to-roll-back-bidens-gun-policies-722966

May 18, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— UChicago Institute of Politics surrounded by pro-Palestinian protesters, some climb on building. The Institute of Politics is across the street from a Jewish student center. – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/post/iop-uchicago-protest-institute-of-politics-pro-palestinian/14834145/
— Chicago Tribune journalists file discrimination suit against paper – Kade Heather (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the private sector with the government sector. I am a White male born in 1948. If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO in 2005, I would have presented a jury with evidence that beginning in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors paid my coworkers more than me and/or promoted them over me who were minority, female, and/or younger than me and/or who had less job-related work experience than I had, less education than I had, no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or no professional license like the one I had. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-tribune-lawsuit-journalists-file-discrimination-class-action-lawsuit-against-paper-claiming-systematic-pay-disparities/14832647/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Seven Chicago Tribune journalists filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the newspaper and its owner, alleging violations of equal pay based on sexual and racial discrimination. The lawsuit claims systematic pay disparities between female and male employees, as well as between Black and white employees under its current ownership of Alden Global Capital and dating back to its previous owner, the Tribune Publishing Co.)

NBC5
— Chicago’s population has dropped again, data shows. Here’s what Mayor Johnson chalks it up to. If the population drop continues, Chicago could soon lose its status as the third-largest city. (COMMENT: Pritzker ever-increasingly a) drives out of Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans and b) recruits to Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those who vote Democrats a) lack education and/or job skills, b) have major health, financial, and/or other problems, c) want/need/demand massive assistance from government, charities, and churches, d) promote dependency on government and charity, e) promote LGBTQ, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, j) promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and/or k) are in America illegally.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicagos-population-dropped-yet-again-census-data-shows-heres-what-mayor-johnson-chalks-it-up-to/3440368/

CBS2
— Pro-Palestinian protesters occupy University of Chicago campus building. – Charlie De Mar, Adam Harrington, Jason Cooper
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/pro-palestinian-protesters-rally-university-of-chicago/
— With warm weather coming, Chicagoans are concerned about violence prevention on beaches – Jermont Terry (COMMENT: Under the Democrats, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicagoans-concerned-violence-prevention-beaches/
— Chicago Tribune employees sue the paper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JGHi61OQ-8

WGN9
— Pro-Palestinian protestors occupy building on University of Chicago campus – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/israel-hamas-conflict/pro-palestinian-protestors-occupy-building-on-university-of-chicago-campus/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgntv.com/migrants-in-chicago/biden-speeds-up-asylum-proceedings-for-migrants-to-chicago-four-other-cities/

FOX32
— Committee hearing on Capitol Hill turns to chaos. Lawmakers are reacting after a committee hearing on Capitol Hill turned into chaos. It came complete with name calling, insults and accusations of members being under the influence.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1457785

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— UC students, alumni briefly occupy politics building days after pro-Palestinian encampment razed – CAROLINE KUBZANSKY (COMMENT: Because my Jewish Chicago Office GAO superiors were anti-conservative and anti-Republican, if they were still working for GAO today, they would protest against Israel.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/17/uc-students-alumni-briefly-occupy-politics-building-days-after-pro-palestinian-encampment-razed/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students and alumni from the University of Chicago briefly occupied the university’s Institute of Politics late Friday afternoon to protest the war in Gaza and demand that the university divest itself of financial assets associated with Israel.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/18/miscommunication-in-shelters-leads-to-confusion-and-worry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pro-Palestinian protesters take over University of Chicago building. Around 5 p.m. Friday, a large group of protesters had surrounded the Institute of Politics. Shortly after that, a group of police officers, equipped with riot shields, burst into the building and scuffled with protesters. – Ellery Jones and Cindy Hernandez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/17/pro-palestinian-protesters-take-over-university-of-chicago-building-institute-politics-israel-hamas
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/money/2024/05/17/grindr-app-loop-office-tower-menashe-global-engineering-tech-hub
— Mandatory driving tests for Illinois’ older adults are unnecessary and unfair. Studies show seniors are the safest drivers on the road. – Mary Mitchell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2024/05/17/unfair-mandatory-driving-tests-older-adults-illinois
— Advocate Health staff stage protest, allege disparities and discrimination in response to Gaza crises. Doctors at Advocate Medical Group say the organization has fallen short in responding to ongoing humanitarian crises in Gaza, especially compared to donated aid and calls for peace after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. – Violet Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/17/advocate-health-protest-israel-hamas-gaza

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How lawyers are preparing protesters for the DNC – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicago-dnc-how-lawyers-are-preparing-protesters
— CPS meeting with Pritzker marked by tension over migrant funding – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicago-public-schools-officials-meet-gov-jb-pritzker
— Protestors take over building at University of Chicago – Brandon Dupré
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/protestors-take-over-building-university-chicago

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Donald Trump will address the NRA in Texas. He’s called himself the best president for gun owners. Former President Donald Trump is expected to address thousands of members of the National Rifle Association in Texas a day after campaigning in Minnesota in the midst of his hush money trial. – AP
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/donald-trump-will-address-the-nra-in-texas-hes-called-himself-the-best-president-for/article_0aa6c87d-c9b0-5cff-8038-0f978a985fea.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WAND TV
— After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now – AP (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-gop-tries-to-correct-the-narrative-on-use-of-mailed-ballots-after-years-of-conflicting-messages/
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/after-blaming-his-2020-loss-on-mail-balloting-trump-tries-to-make-gop-voters-believe/article_75cca206-805c-50fb-852e-7140155501bd.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-05-17/biden-will-cap-off-a-week-of-outreach-to-black-americans-with-morehouse-commencement

WCIA
— The more that you promote Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://www.wcia.com/news/national/boebert-heckled-in-new-york-while-defending-trump/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-90/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Top reasons to attend the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention as a delegate in Collinsville May 24-25 include urging your representative on the Platform and Resolutions Committee to vote on May 24 a) for the resolution for direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members and b) to strengthen the IRP platform. Further, if those committee members who oppose direct election of IRP SCC members and/or who want to weaken the IRP platform win by a small margin and minority reports are filed like the one that was filed at the 2016 convention, you can vote for those minority reports on May 25. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. The system used by the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to elect its State Central Committee (SCC) members has resulted in the IRP and its candidates failing/refusing to defend/advance the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform. Ever-increasingly, the IRP and its candidates paint themselves as being Democrat-Lite if not anti-conservative. Consequently, ever-increasingly, Republican candidates ever-increasingly lose elections in Illinois. Going back to direct election of IRP SCC members would allow candidates to run who could/would defend/advance the Republican Party platform. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I should write a book about the tremendous downside of helping elect political candidates. I would focus on those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who I have done the most to help elect and to reelect since 2000 but a) who have suffered defeats and/or have won by a smaller margins than they expected, b) who have blamed their defeats on me and on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most, c) who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to punish me, d) who oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members the most, and/or e) who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who had their nasty operatives and nasty dupes a) end my membership on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) end my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) end my bid to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymander my precinct in 2015, e) end my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) end my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) end my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) end my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) end my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) end my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS

— Bill defines ‘woman’ as legislators oppose Illinois sponsoring teen drag show – Catrina Petersen

https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_fe60f630-1488-11ef-85ea-7bfe84171406.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) votes to count illegal aliens towards seats in Congress
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/658775762-rep-davis-votes-to-count-illegal-aliens-towards-seats-in-congress

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Progressive protest tactics face resistance in Illinois General Assembly
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/659213290-progressive-protest-tactics-face-resistance-in-illinois-general-assembly

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-11: Bill Foster Votes for Illegal Aliens Again
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/17/hr7343/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— VP Harris Falsely Repeats “We’re Winning” During Chicago Fundraiser as Biden Trails Trump in Every National, Swing State Poll. https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/vp-harris-falsely-repeats-were-winning-during-chicago-fundraiser-as-biden-trails-trump-in-every-national-swing-state-poll.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

BREITBART
— 84% of Chicago’s Measles Cases Traced to Venezuelan Migrants – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2024/05/17/report-84-of-chicagos-measles-cases-traced-venezuelan-migrants/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— The Effect of the Border Crisis on U.S. Elections – Andrew R. Arthur
https://cis.org/Arthur/Effect-Border-Crisis-US-Elections

DAILY SIGNAL
— 10 Most Common Pro-Hamas Lies About Israel – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/10/try-a-little-honesty-about-israel/
— Who Benefits From Destabilization of America? – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/17/who-benefits-from-destabilization-of-america/

FOX NEWS
— Reparations in America: How cities from San Francisco to Wilmington are trying to get it done. The California Assembly on Thursday voted to formally apologize for the state’s role in slavery, the latest move by elected officials working towards reparations in the country. – Joshua Q. Nelson (COMMENT: How much reparations have you paid so far? Affirmative action (AA) and DEI are reparations. Because I have paid the price of AA and DEI big time, I have paid reparations big time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/president-bidens-hometown-releases-reparations-recommendations-after-similar-efforts-sweep-country

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Illegal Aliens Vote – in DC!
https://www.judicialwatch.org/illegal-aliens-vote-in-dc/

PATRIOT POST
— Biden’s Border Baloney. He thinks we’re supposed to tolerate nearly 1.5 million illegal aliens crossing our border. That’s not a “closed border.” – GARY BAUER
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/106927-bidens-border-baloney-2024-05-17

TOWNHALL
— What if Biden Wins in November? Part One – Mark Lewis
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/05/18/what-if-biden-wins-in-november-part-one-n2639231
— Chinese Illegal Aliens Are Crossing the Border in Droves Because of Biden’s Open Border Policies – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/05/17/chinese-illegal-immigrants-hearing-n2639162

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Protesters Take Over the Institute of Politics at University of Chicago – Monica Davey and Julie Bosman
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/us/uchicago-protests-politics-institute.html
— Protesters Agreed to Leave. This Is What Some Colleges Promised in Return. – Vimal Patel
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/us/campus-protests-agreements-divestment-israel.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Chicago Tribune staffers’ unequal pay lawsuit claims race and sex discrimination. The Chicago Tribune is being sued by some of its staffers, who say they and other women and Black journalists are being paid less than their white male counterparts. AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/05/17/chicago-tribune-pay-race-sex-discrimination/5970ab4a-146d-11ef-9d37-865890cc2670_story.html

MSNBC
— Democrats and RINOs decry that “The sneaky, spiteful new way Republicans are working to undermine LGBTQ groups. The House GOP has doubled down on efforts to shut off funding to LGBTQ nonprofits.” (COMMENT: RINOs who promote LGBTQ have always worked against me the hardest.)
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/house-republicans-lgbtq-nonprofits-rcna152753

MSN
— Who’s okay with the affirmative action decision? Many Black Americans. – Aaron Blake (COMMENT: Some of my Black GAO coworkers opposed my Democrat GAO supervisors forcing my Jewish GAO superiors forcing me to retire so that they could give my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office. Democrat employers used Affirmative Action and continue to use DEI a) to not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/who-s-okay-with-the-affirmative-action-decision-many-black-americans/ar-AA1dx3bt
— ‘I‘ve seen bigger Tupperware parties’: CPAC ridiculed as ‘a shell of its former self’ – Carl Gibson (COMMENT: I should write about the many CPACs that I attended in the past.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i-ve-seen-bigger-tupperware-parties-cpac-ridiculed-as-a-shell-of-its-former-self/ar-BB1iOF7N
— Target’s reputation takes hit over children’s LGBTQ clothing – Shannon Thaler
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/targets-reputation-takes-hit-over-childrens-lgbtq-clothing-survey-shows/ar-AA1bDGW3
— Melania Trump inexplicably hosts LGBTQ+ Republican event despite total absence from campaign trail – Molly Sprayregen
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/melania-trump-inexplicably-hosts-lgbtq-republican-event-despite-total-absence-from-campaign-trail/ar-AA1nsd4M
— Biden to Pay Foreign Countries to ‘Control’ Flow Of Illegals – Jordan Andrews
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/biden-to-pay-foreign-countries-to-control-flow-of-illegals/ar-AA1jmcG1
— Brooklyn residents protesting after finding out new illegal immigrant shelter is coming to their neighborhood (COMMENT: How many illegals are Democrat leaders and RINO leaders going to dump in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/brooklyn-residents-protesting-after-finding-out-new-illegal-immigrant-shelter-is-coming-to-their-neighborhood/ar-BB1k5zXO
— Maybe the Left should stop calling its political opponents ‘neo-Nazis’ – Julian Adorney
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/maybe-the-left-should-stop-calling-its-political-opponents-neo-nazis/ar-AA1ggiel
— Trump vows to fight ‘anti-white feeling’ in US. His allies have a plan (COMMENT: What do you say to Whites who promote more hatred against Whites to curry favor with anti-Whites?)
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/politics/analysis-trump-vows-to-fight-anti-white-feeling-in-us-his-allies-have-a-plan/ar-AA1o8aYl

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Trump Allies Draw Up Plans for Unprecedented Immigration Crackdown. Advisers to former president are getting a head start on clearing the hurdles they would face. – Michelle Hackman and Andrew Restuccia
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-immigration-plans-deportation-e91b1bc4

BLOOMBERG
— 11 Million Immigrants in US Unlawfully at Last Count: Mayorkas (COMMENT: How many of them voted for Biden in 2020? How many of them will vote for Biden in 2024?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veo2xf70F24

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DAILY
— Democrat and RINO employers use DEI to a) not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/72386/what-does-dei-mean-in-todays-workplace/

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— Is the profession damaging its own pipeline? – Paige Hagy (COMMENT: What about age discrimination and reverse discrimination? I was a 30-year-old White male when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I subsequently a) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, and c) became a licensed CPA in 1981. But the accounting profession, IRS, and GAO had no interest in me because they considered me to “too old” to have a successful career in accounting. Further, I was a White male and the accounting profession has always been under tremendous pressure to hire, to retain, and to promote minorities and females. Further, I was conservative, Republican, non-veteran, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, I had lived in Crete 1948-1972, and I had lived in Wheaton since 1978. Back then, as it is now, the accounting profession continues to be under tremendous pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders to give preference to young people who are minority and/or female. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/is-the-accounting-profession-damaging-its-own-talent-pipeline

May 17, 2024

SPECTRUM NEWS
— 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee leadership announced – Aly Prouty (COMMENT: Who will the man and woman be who will represent Illinois on that committee? Who is representing each of the 17 congressional districts on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee? What is their contact information? Will they vote for or against direct election of IRP State Central Committee members? Will they vote to move the platform to the right or to the left? Will they vote for E-Verify or against E-Verify?)
https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2024/05/15/2024-rnc-platform-committee
(FROM THE ARTICLE: MILWAUKEE — The Republican National Committee and Trump Campaign announced its leadership team for the 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee. The committee includes one man and one woman from every U.S. state and territory. It will create an outline of the GOP’s core principles and values. Randy Evans, the former ambassador to Luxembourg, was announced as the executive director of the committee. Russ Vought, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Trump administration, was announced as the committee’s policy director. Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles and the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, was announced as the deputy policy director of the committee. “Ambassador Randy Evans, director Russ Vought and Ed Martin are brilliant and accomplished assets for the leadership of the 2024 Republican National Convention’s Platform Committee,” said Republican National Committee chairman Michael Whatley. “They each have a proven track record of understanding and implementing our party’s America First agenda, and their sound judgement and principled vision will be critical to help lead our party and country to victory in one of the most significant elections of our lifetimes. The Republican Party is well-equipped to lead an American revival by upholding our commitment to liberty and economic prosperity for all Americans under a second Trump administration.”)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FROINT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Protesters plan Gaza-focused DNC march, won’t apply for Chicago permit – JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/protesters-plan-gaza-dnc-march-no-permit/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Chicago police clear DePaul’s pro-Palestinian encampment – KATE ARMANINI and NELL SALZMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/chicago-police-clear-depaul-universitys-pro-palestinian-encampment/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/grindr-chicago-office-expansion/
— Former city staffer removed from do-not-hire list by Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration – ALICE YIN (COMMENT: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on a federal do-not-hire list since 1997 when I was 49 years old when they forced me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/former-city-staffer-removed-from-do-not-hire-list-by-mayor-brandon-johnsons-administration-appeals-from-two-other-lightfoot-holdovers-remain-pending/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: More than 112,000 Illinois residents have lost the right to own guns. The state doesn’t know if 84,000 still have them, sheriff says. – STACY ST. CLAIR (COMMENT: How many of these 112,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/foid-revocations-guns-rights-felons-police-seizures/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago Tribune journalists file discrimination suit against paper. The lawsuit claims systematic pay disparities between female and male employees, as well as between Black and white employees under its current and previous owners. – Kade Heather (COMMENT: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with evidence that my Democrat GAO superiors paid my coworkers more than me and/or promoted them over me who were minority, female, and/or younger than me and/or who had less job-related work experience that I had, less education than I had, no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or no professional license like the one I had. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/05/16/chicago-tribune-journalists-file-discrimination-lawsuit-against-paper-news-journalism-labor-wages
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/16/kamala-harris-illinois-trip-glencoe-fundraiser-abortion-rights
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/abortion/2024/05/17/abortion-planned-parenthood-illinois-mifepristone-colleen-mcnicholas
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/17/donald-trump-election-disaster-economy-freedom-democracy-mona-charen
— This change to Illinois election law denies voters a choice at the ballot
The new law, which limits ballot access after primary elections, is likely to lead to claims of ‘stolen elections’ for years to come, the League of Women Voters writes. Republicans have now filed a lawsuit against the law. – Becky Simon
https://chicago.suntimes.com/democracy/2024/05/17/illinois-election-law-ballot-access-voter-choice-republicans-sue-league-women-voters-becky-simon

DAILY HERALD
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240516/crime/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County auditor on delayed reports: the buck stops with me – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240517/news/dupage-county-auditor-on-delayed-reports-the-buck-stops-with-me/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Multimillion-dollar Highland Park condos woo buyers disaffected with Chicago – Dennis Rodkin (COMMENT: I owned and lived in condos, first a studio and then a one bedroom, in the Outer Drive East building ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/400_East_Randolph ) in downtown Chicago 1974-1978. While I lived there, my IRS salary increased from $97,079/year to $108,785/year in today’s dollars and I walked to/from graduate evening business classes at Loyola 1974-1976 and accounting classes at DePaul 1976-1978.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/highland-park-condos-woo-buyers-disaffected-chicago
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As affluent suburban empty nesters lose their once voracious appetite for downtown Chicago condos, a developer in Highland Park is betting they’ll go for the same type of property, but out in the suburbs. “We realize people have stopped moving into the city,” said Mark Muller, president of Fulton Developers. As Crain’s reported earlier this week, the upper-end condo market in downtown neighborhoods is in its fourth bleak year, and the loss of empty nesters is a key reason.)

ABC7
— Illinois FOID card revocation enforcement problem continues to grow. – Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Tom Jones, Chuck Goudie, and John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/post/foid-card-revocation-enforcement-continues-to-be-growing-problem-cook-county-sheriff-illinois-state-police-officials-say/14827288/

NBC5
— NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago investigate alarming absence of sexual assault arrests, convictions in Chicago
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc-5-telemundo-chicago-investigate-alarming-absence-of-sexual-assault-arrests-convictions-in-chicago/3439283/
— Chicago’s population drop could have more impacts beyond falling behind Houston (COMMENT: Pritzker ever-increasingly a) drives out of Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans and b) recruits to Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those who vote Democrats a) lack education and/or job skills, b) have major health, financial, and/or other problems, c) want/need/demand massive assistance from government, charities, and churches, d) promote dependency on government and charity, e) promote LGBTQ, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, j) promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and/or k) are in America illegally.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicagos-population-drop-could-have-more-impacts-beyond-falling-behind-houston/3439536/
— To defeat Trump, anticipate/expect that Biden will ever-increasingly drive the stock market up.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-slams-trump-as-he-touts-record-high-dow-crossing-40000/3438812/

CBS2
— Cook County sheriff: More resources needed to get guns from those with revoked FOID cards – Megan Hickey (COMMENT: How many of those who have revoked FOID cards live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/cook-county-sheriff-guns-revoked-foid-cards/
— Some Chicago area police departments resell guns, but don’t track what happens next – Megan Hickey
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/some-chicago-area-police-departments-resell-guns-that-go-back-into-public-circulation/

NBC5 & SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/fbi-department-homeland-security-issue-terror-alert-regarding-pride-month-celebrations/3436888/
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/local/2024/05/16/springfields-pridefest-organizer-wants-people-to-enjoy-the-journey/73643926007/

WGN9
— Sheriff: 27,000 guns held by revoked FOID holders unaccounted for in Cook County – Andrea Medina, BJ Lutz (COMMENT: How many of those who have revoked FOID cards live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://wgntv.com/news/cook-county/cook-county-sheriff-foid-revoked-compliance-2024/

FOX32
— DePaul’s quad needs about $180K in repairs after pro-Palestinian encampment. The encampment was taken down just before 6 a.m. and left voluntarily.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1457096
— Cook County Sheriff’s Office wants funding to remove guns from people who shouldn’t own them. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department said more than 112,000 Illinois residents have been declared too dangerous to own a gun. However, the state doesn’t know if 84,000 of those people still have them. (COMMENT: How many of these 112,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1457103

WBEZ
— Chicago sees a spike in Black teens out of school and out of work – Anna Savchenko (COMMENT: What did you do to avoid unemployment? Starting in 1962, I took bad jobs that my peers did not seek and would not stoop to take. Because I took those bad jobs, I was able to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964 when turned 16, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) pay for my college expenses, d) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, f) buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, g) buy a new townhome in University Park in 1972, h) buy an new 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, i) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, j) buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, k) etc.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-sees-a-spike-in-black-teens-out-of-school-and-out-of-work-study-shows/530c52b0-733d-4fde-b41e-93e6859e088d

ABC7 & NBC5 & CHICAGO SUN-TIMES & WTTW & WSIL TV & CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS & STATELINE & HERALD WHIG & DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/justice-department-formally-moves-reclassify-marijuana-dangerous-drug/14826868/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-praises-justice-department-move-to-reclassify-marijuana/3439467/
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/05/16/marijuana-reclassification-justice-department-proposal-not-legalize
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/16/justice-department-moves-reclassify-marijuana-less-dangerous-drug-historic-shift
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/top-stories/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/article_95224e24-a370-5829-80c6-3f2071dbf30a.html
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/cannabis/doj-advances-plan-reclassify-cannabis
https://www.mystateline.com/reviews/br/health-wellness-br/ap-health/ap-justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/
https://www.whig.com/ap/business/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/article_8b39cf54-7879-56e3-83e1-cef26e3b610f.html
https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/2024/05/16/dekalbs-2nd-marijuana-dispensary-to-open-with-help-from-bears-legend-jim-mcmahon/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Chicago youth struggle with higher rates of unemployment – SHANZEH AHMAD (COMMENT: What did you do to avoid unemployment? Starting in 1962, I took bad jobs that my peers did not seek and would not stoop to take. Because I took those bad jobs, I was able to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964 when I turned 16, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) pay for my college expenses, d) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, f) buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, g) buy a new townhome in University Park in 1972, h) buy an new 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, i) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, j) buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, k) etc.)
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/report-chicago-youth-struggle-with-higher-rates-of-unemployment-post-pandemic/article_dd802e76-2639-5cef-b958-0cebe76cc4fb.html
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-regional/report-chicago-youth-struggle-with-higher-rates-of-unemployment-post-pandemic/article_e96b2beb-539d-5986-8bc3-ba09846b619d.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-70-years-after-brown-v-board-america-is-both-more-diverse-and-more-segregated/
— NRA kicks off annual meeting as board considers successor to longtime leader Wayne LaPierre – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/ap-nra-kicks-off-annual-meeting-as-board-considers-successor-to-longtime-leader-wayne-lapierre/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out welfare and/or receiving welfare.
https://www.nprillinois.org/education-desk/2024-05-16/illinois-launches-summer-food-assistance-program

WSIL TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting more abortion.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/health/medical-residents-are-increasingly-avoiding-states-with-abortion-restrictions/article_c2e03cc1-5da8-5786-b1b0-802e7e7b499e.html

CITIES 92.9
— State Rep. Chris Miller, R-Oakland, calls Pritzker a ‘population denier’ after data show Chicago loses more – Catrina Petersen (COMMENT: Pritzker ever-increasingly a) drives out of Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans and b) recruits to Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those who vote Democrats a) lack education and/or job skills, b) have major health, financial, and/or other problems, c) want/need/demand massive assistance from government, charities, and churches, d) promote dependency on government and charity, e) promote LGBTQ, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, j) promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and/or k) are in America illegally.)
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/16/legislator-calls-pritzker-a-population-denier-after-data-show-chicago-loses-more/

WFXR & WDBO & KRON & WOKV & WSBTV & WFTV & WBTW & WSPA & WNKY & WMBD & WJTV & FOX 44 & WGN RADIO & WTOPP
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wdbo.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.kron4.com/news/national/ap-us-news/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wokv.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.wsbtv.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.wftv.com/news/national/over-80000-illinois/JN4WZHLZE2ULNYEYUG47BWEM3Q/
https://www.wbtw.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wspa.com/news/national/ap-us-news/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.wnky.com/i/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://wmbdradio.com/2024/05/16/us-unveils-proposal-to-ease-restrictions-on-marijuana-2/
https://www.wjtv.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://www.fox44news.com/news/national-world-news/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/ap-over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/
https://wtop.com/national/2024/05/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WCIA & FOX 23 & WSIL TV & NEWS CHANNEL 20 & TELEGRAPH
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more pot.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/ap-justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/biden-announces-major-step-toward-reclassifying-marijuana/
https://www.wcia.com/hill-politics/biden-announces-major-step-toward-reclassifying-marijuana/
https://www.kbsi23.com/i/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/top-stories/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-in-historic-shift/article_95224e24-a370-5829-80c6-3f2071dbf30a.html
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/justice-department-formally-moves-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-dangerous-drug-historic-move-drug-enforcement-administration-doj-us-drug-policy-attorney-general-merrick-garland-schedule-i-drug
https://www.thetelegraph.com/business/article/alert-justice-department-formally-moves-to-19461952.php

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. If you push pot, you should be presumed to use pot.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/17/bidens-weed-plan-a-win-for-illinois-00158620

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-291/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-89/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Why do governments exist in America? Under Democrat and RINO elected officials, they ever-increasingly exist a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrats and RINOs who are minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time and b) to give more and more and more preference to voters who are the aforesaid. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What motivates you? What do you do and what motivates you to do that? I spend 15+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out. The following motivates me to do that: a) the continuing failure/refusal of Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) leaders to defend and advance the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, b) the continuing failure/refusal of Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to defend and advance the aforesaid planks, c) the continuing big adverse actions that IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders continue to take against me, and d) ever-increasing poverty and crime in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What were your greatest professional accomplishments in life? Mine were in chronological order: a) earning a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, f) becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, g) earning job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and h) earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997. My critics/opponents not only ignore/dismiss/belittle the aforesaid, they use them against me. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because I never earned more than $150,075/year in today’s dollars and because I was forced into early retirement in 1997, I must be a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and/or even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. I should write a book about my biggest high-profile critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them for defamation. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who welcomes you? Those who do not welcome me are anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-past, present, and future federal employees, anti-those who they cannot manipulate or dominate, anti-those who refuse to glorify and praise them, anti-those who refuse to pander to them, anti-those who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, anti-those who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or anti-those who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about those who are the aforesaid. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on the aforesaid who are high-profile and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on the aforesaid who use the disgusting operatives and dupes to do their dirty work.- Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— Twelve Illinois Congressmen vote against bill to give federal custody to non-citizen defendants charged or convicted with assaulting cops.
https://wirepoints.org/twelve-illinois-congressmen-vote-against-bill-to-give-federal-custody-to-non-citizen-defendants-charged-or-convicted-with-assaulting-cops-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— Pritzker is using the threat of budget cuts to get more tax hikes passed
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzker-is-using-the-threat-of-budget-cuts-to-get-more-tax-hikes-passed-wirepoints-joins-tom-miller-of-wjpf-carbondale/
— Public education staffing has ballooned over the years…yet kids still can’t read
https://wirepoints.org/wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/

CEMNTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— SCOTUS considers whether to take Illinois’ gun ban challenges – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_09546bc2-13c5-11ef-b6f4-e36cb6dc9f5e.html
— Opponents call measure ‘union propaganda’ that could be taught in Illinois schools – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_f5feb848-13ce-11ef-b727-cb649cd70918.html
— Legislator calls Pritzker a ‘population denier’ after data show Chicago loses more – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_60496454-13c6-11ef-92bf-1f518eb7257a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— SEIU HCII spends money in other questionable ways
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/16/sieiu-pizzagate-opt-out-link/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Chicago GOP Elects Retired Chicago Police Detective Chuck Hernandez as Chairman to Replace Boulton, who Bolted After the Vote
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/ir-exclusive-chicago-gop-elects-retired-chicago-police-detective-chuck-hernandez-as-chairman-to-replace-boulton-who-bolted-after-the-vote.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans release reminder of Biden’s failures on the border – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/inside-beltway-republicans-release-reminder-bidens/
— Today’s college students are being educated into imbecility. Marxist indoctrination has led to narrow-minded and destructive mentality. – Craig J. DeLuz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/todays-college-students-are-being-educated-into-im/
— New fast-track immigration court docket aims to speed up removals of newly arrived migrants – AP (COMMENT: Take that with a grain of salt.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/new-fast-track-immigration-court-docket-aims-to-sp/
— More than 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/more-than-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning/
— Putin, on Beijing visit, seeks to deepen ‘strategic’ ties to challenge U.S. Xi, Putin in summit call Washington a Cold War hegemon destabilizing the world. – Bill Gertz (COMMENT: Biden’s weakness emboldens America’s enemies.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/vladimir-putin-on-beijing-visit-seeks-to-deepen-st/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Is 2024 the new 1968 for Democrats? – Jim Nelles
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3005150/is-2024-new-1968-democrats/
— Who benefits from the destabilization of the US? – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/courage-strength-optimism/3006834/who-benefits-from-destabilization-of-the-us/

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— More Racism Won’t End Racism (COMMENT: If I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, my Democrat superiors would not have taken the many big adverse actions against me that they did including wasting my career and forcing me to retire early. What they did was political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2024/05/more-racism-won-t-end-racism/

AMERICAN FAMILY NETWORK
— Scouts pay dearly for wokeness, but double down anyway – Robert Knight
https://afn.net/opinion/robert-knight/2024/05/16/scouts-pay-dearly-for-wokeness-but-double-down-anyway/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Rate of Illegal Aliens Escaping Border Patrol Spiked Under Biden – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/16/rate-of-illegal-aliens-escaping-border-patrol-spiked-under-biden-data/
— Medical Schools Secretly Defying Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action. – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/17/report-medical-schools-secretly-defying-supreme-courts-ruling-on-affirmative-action/

BREITBART
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/over-80000-illinois-people-banned-from-owning-guns-still-keep-them-report-shows/

CENTER SQUARE MINNESOTA
— A federal lawsuit claims Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz uses “blatant discrimination” and affirmative action in appointments. (COMMENT: How strongly do the elected officials in your county, township, municipality, and school district discriminate against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time? In 2019, the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization made it extremely clear that instead of me, they wanted a female LGBTQer who was younger than me to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy. I should write about that.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/minnesota/article_3bb88094-139d-11ef-84f4-e37ee74846db.html

COLLEGE FIX
— Columbia has more full-time employees than undergrads, including an Earth Observatory DEI director – MATT LAMB
https://www.thecollegefix.com/columbia-has-more-full-time-employees-than-undergrad-students-including-an-earth-observatory-dei-director/

CREATORS SYNDIATE
— Graduates Need To Know That Life Is Bigger Than Your GPA. – Bonnie Jean Feldkamp (COMMENT: What harmed your GPA? For me, it was my working while I took classes 1964-1981 and 1992-1997.)
https://www.creators.com/read/bonnie-jean-feldkamp/05/24/graduates-need-to-know-that-life-is-bigger-than-your-gpa

DAILY WIRE
— DHS Says ‘Privacy Interests’ Of Illegals On Terrorist Watchlist Outweigh Americans’ Right To Know. Secrecy comes after military base allegedly concealed infiltration attempt by illegal immigrant on terrorist watchlist. – Luke Rosiak
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dhs-says-privacy-interests-of-illegals-on-terrorist-watchlist-outweigh-americans-right-to-know
— NFL Kicker SLAMMED For Defending Christianity – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/episode/ep-1966-nfl-kicker-slammed-for-defending-christianity-member-exclusive

EPOCH TIMES
— Ohio Orders Purge of Ineligible Voters From State Voter Rolls After Finding 137 ‘Non-Citizens’ Registered to Vote. ‘The legislature has explicitly tasked me with ensuring that only eligible citizens can register and vote,’ Ohio’s secretary of state said. – Tom Ozimek (COMMENT: What does your County Clerk do to assure that only U.S. citizens are registered to vote? How many illegals are registered to vote in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/ohio-orders-purge-of-ineligible-voters-from-state-voter-rolls-after-finding-137-non-citizens-registered-to-vote-5650040

FEDERALIST
— More Chinese Nationals Illegally Entered The U.S. In Two Days This Month Than In All Of 2021 – CHUCK DEVORE AND AMMON BLAIR
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/16/more-chinese-nationals-illegally-entered-the-u-s-in-two-days-this-month-than-in-all-of-2021/
— There’s No Such Thing As Good Masculine Male Characters In The Woke World Of Book Publishing – KAMMIE C. ROSE (COMMENT: My critics/opponents despise/hate American nameplate vehicles and those who own them and especially those like me who own muscle cars.)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/17/theres-no-such-thing-as-good-masculine-male-characters-in-the-woke-world-of-book-publishing/
— MIT Breaks With DEI Insanity In Faculty Hiring, But Is It Too Late? – HELEN RALEIGH
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/16/mit-breaks-with-dei-insanity-in-faculty-hiring-but-is-it-too-late/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— In Spite of Border Crisis Calls for Amnesty Continue – Pawel Styrna
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/05/16/spite-border-crisis-calls-amnesty-continue

FOX NEWS
— Socialist Chicago council member says it’s ‘racist’ to punish criminals, America is a ‘garbage society’ The Chicago politician laughed at the idea that White people experience racism. – Hannah Grossman (COMMENT: To get more votes from Blacks, Democrat politicians ever-increasingly blame Republican White males for all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/socialist-chicago-council-member-says-racist-punish-criminals-america-garbage-society
— Medical schools are ‘skirting SCOTUS’ ruling against affirmative action. ‘Many in the healthcare establishment… remain ideologically committed to the principle of racial favoritism.’ – Brianna Herlihy (COMMENT: Soon, if not already, everyone in healthcare in America will be many, most, if not virtually all of the following: non-conservative, non-Republican, minority, female, younger, non-Protestant, non-German American, have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/medical-schools-skirting-scotus-ruling-affirmative-action-report-shows
— Parents can’t opt K-5 children out of LGBTQ curriculum: appeals court. The court ruled that parents had not shown how the policy would violate their children’s First Amendment right to free exercise of religion. – Michael Dorgan
https://www.foxnews.com/us/parents-cant-opt-k-5-children-lgbtq-curriculum-appeals-court
— Chinese Communist Party-linked network behind ‘well-funded’ anti-Israel campus protests. Report described the umbrella organization orchestrating protests as ‘anti-capitalist, anti-police, and anti-government’. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chinese-communist-party-linked-anti-israel-campus-protests-well-funded-non-organic-group-says

HOT AIR
— Executive Order: How Does 4,000 Illegal Aliens Per Day Sound? – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2024/05/16/executive-order-how-does-4000-illegal-aliens-per-day-sound-n3788511
— Mexico Facilitates Illegals Getting Legal Plates and Registrations on Vehicles in Florida – BEEGE WELBORN
https://hotair.com/tree-hugging-sister/2024/05/16/loophole-mexico-facilitating-illegals-getting-legal-plates-and-registrations-on-vehicles-in-florida-n3788518

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese and Iranian Moles Are Posing As DoorDash Drivers – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/05/16/the-spy-who-fed-me-chinese-and-iranian-moles-are-posing-as-door-dash-drivers-n4929092

TOWNHALL
— Biden’s Commerce Secretary Confirms That More Illegal Immigrants Means More Power for Democrats – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/05/16/raimondo-confirms-more-illegal-immigrants-mean-more-power-for-democrats-n2639136

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4668056-gaetz-echoes-trump-proud-boys-stand-back-stand-by/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://thehill.com/latino/4669032-biden-asylum-cases-docket-immigration-border/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California Assembly on Thursday voted to issue an official apology for the state’s role in slavery and the systemic racism that ensued. – Mackenzie Mays (COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents want you to apologize for that your parents and/or the rest of your ancestors did? My parents and the rest of my ancestors were never in a position in which they could discriminate against anyone and they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-05-16/california-legislature-issues-official-apology-for-slavery-then-kill-some-reparations-bills

BHARATE EXPRESS NEWS
— GOP seeks to correct ‘the narrative’ on mail-in ballot use after years of conflicting messages (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)
https://thebharatexpressnews.com/gop-seeks-to-correct-the-narrative-on-mail-in-ballot-use-after-years-of-conflicting-messages/

ABC NEWS & YAHOO
— Over 80,000 Illinois people banned from owning guns still keep them – AP (COMMENT: How many of these 80,000 live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/80000-illinois-people-banned-owning-guns-report-shows-110295351
https://www.yahoo.com/news/over-80-000-illinois-people-100130522.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats used to promote integration. How they promote segregation.
https://apnews.com/article/school-integration-brown-board-supreme-court-9d84858db3717620a77bfae0b478cab8

CNN
— To keep Blacks voting for Democrat candidates, Democrat elected officials ever-increasingly give Blacks more preference. Since 1997, Democrat elected federal officials can stress to Blacks that they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.
https://ktvz.com/politics/cnn-us-politics/2024/05/17/biden-makes-fresh-appeals-to-black-voters-hoping-they-can-return-him-to-the-white-house/

MSNBC
— White students sue University of Oklahoma over alleged pro-Black discrimination. A class action lawsuit accuses the school of unlawfully placing a “high value on diversity” and unfairly awarding scholarship funds to Black students. – Ja’han Jones
https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/university-oklahoma-anti-white-discrimination-lawsuit-rcna152644

MSN
— Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz to speak at Texas GOP convention in San Antonio – Brooke Kushwaha (COMMENT: Who will speak at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention? How many delegates will there be from each of the 102 counties? I should write about those who do not want be a delegate from DuPage County.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/florida-rep-matt-gaetz-to-speak-at-texas-gop-convention-in-san-antonio/ar-BB1mwryS
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting more abortion.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/illinois-sees-spike-in-out-of-state-abortion-patients/ar-AA1cvuB6
— Two-Thirds of Voters Strongly Oppose Secret ‘Woke’ Civics Classes – Claire O’Hare
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/two-thirds-of-voters-strongly-oppose-secret-woke-civics-classes-poll/ar-BB1iGUzk
— R&B singer cuts up National Anthem live on stage with anti-American lyrics: ‘Blood built this land’ R&B singer and actor Jill Scott blasted America by changing the words of the National Anthem into claiming it is an oppressor state during a live performance on stage. Jill Scott was performing on the second day of the Essence Festival on the perceived systemic racism in America, saying the country is “not the land of the free.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/r-b-singer-cuts-up-national-anthem-live-on-stage-with-anti-american-lyrics-blood-built-this-land/ar-AA1dxpTE
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans and to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/careers/here-s-how-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-drives-performance-at-workplace/ar-BB1lX3GH
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/gone-woke-chick-fil-a-dei-hire-sparks-calls-for-boycott/ar-AA1bTQj6

ASSOCIATED PRESS & THE HILL & POLITICO & NEW YORK MAGAZINE & YAHOO & HUFFINGTON POPST & MSN & NEW REPUBLIC
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use the Proud Boys against Trump. I should write about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) the most as being extremist groups. I would focus on past and present a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus on the aforesaid who had their disgusting operatives and dupes end my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.
https://apnews.com/article/matt-gaetz-donald-trump-proud-boys-daed52f145929eefc8deaf2bfee32e47
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4668056-gaetz-echoes-trump-proud-boys-stand-back-stand-by/
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/05/16/trump-hush-money-criminal-trial/gaetz-alludes-to-proud-boys-00158379
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/matt-gaetz-proud-boys-trump-hush-money-trial.html
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/matt-gaetz-invokes-trump-infamous-150003089.html
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/matt-gaetz-stand-back-stand-by-proud-boys_n_66462d52e4b0dd63cd2ba653
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/matt-gaetz-invokes-trump-s-infamous-call-to-proud-boys-at-trial-stand-back-and-stand-by/ar-BB1mvzxn
https://newrepublic.com/post/181636/matt-gaetz-trump-trial-insurrection

WASHINGTON POST & CBS NEWS & GOVERNING & KGUN9 & AMERICA MAGAZINE & VOA
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/15/trump-immigration-deportation-plan/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/15/president-joe-biden-immigration-border-asylum/4ec57030-12d9-11ef-9d37-865890cc2670_story.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-new-effort-expedite-court-cases-migrants-who-cross-border-illegally/
https://www.governing.com/urban/how-cities-can-absorb-waves-of-refugees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gfIIUBGiag
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2024/05/16/immigration-asylum-border-texas-annunciation-house-el-paso-paxton
https://www.voanews.com/a/new-immigration-court-docket-aims-to-speed-removal-of-some-new-migrants/7615290.html

USA TODAY
— Speeders drive faster cars. State police are buying the Ford Mustang GT to chase them. – Phoebe Wall Howard (COMMENT: I own a 2023 Mustang GT Premium and a 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2024/05/13/ford-mustang-gt-police-car-to-chase-speeders/73668575007/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As other automakers stop building cars powered by big V8 engines, Ford Motor Co.’s Mustang GT remains the last man standing. Police agencies, who need the horsepower, have taken notice. After years of ordering the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro, state patrol agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina confirmed they’re adding the 2024 Mustang GT to their fleets. And they’re not the only law enforcement agencies doing so. Ford’s competitors aren’t making these muscle cars anymore.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2024/05/14/rupaul-drag-race-all-stars-performing/73632845007/
— Democrats used to promote integration, now they promote segregation.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2024/05/16/brown-v-board-turns-70-school-segregation-persists/73243509007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Chicago Teachers Union Plays Hooky. The CTU abandons students to seek a billion-dollar raise. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-teachers-union-1-billion-dollars-stacy-davis-gates-f17cb4aa
— A Legal Scholar Critiqued Elon Musk’s Pay. Now He’s Out of a Job. Tesla threatened to fire a law firm over Charles Elson’s objections to the CEO’s proposed pay package. – Ben Foldy (COMMENT: Since I started working for the federal government when I was 18 years old in 1966, my critics/opponents have viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being grossly overpaid. In my defense, a) I earned a high school diploma in 1966, b) I earned job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, c) I earned job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and d) I earned a job-related professional license in 1981.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/elon-musk-tesla-pay-vote-scholar-lost-job-0e3cb38b
— Democrats Take Jewish Voters for Granted. We are liberal and support Israel. The party risks losing us by pandering to its antisemitic elements. – Ammiel Hirsch (COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal Government who succeeded in encouraging/forcing my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take many big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-take-jewish-voters-for-granted-israel-antisemitism-e963a0e3

FORBES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanziger/2024/05/16/how-target-found-middle-ground-for-pride-month-2024-and-others-can-do-the-same/

POLITICO
— Biden’s team had a few demands for a Trump debate. A major one: No crowd. “Trump feeds off the crowd, they give him life. We wanted to take that away.” – JONATHAN LEMIRE
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/17/biden-trump-debate-2024-demands-00158586

BROOKINGS
— Democrat teachers ever-increasingly make their students good little Democrats, that is, sexually active LGBTQers who are anti-heterosexual, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-etc.
https://www.brookings.edu/articles/7-takeaways-on-how-teachers-are-reacting-to-restrictions-on-discussing-race-and-gender/

INSDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Illinois Adopts ACT as Graduation Requirement – Liam Knox (COMMENT: No one thought that I was “college material.” They were shocked that my ACT score was 24. They thought that it would be much lower. Similarly, they were shocked that I graduated in the upper 20% of my class. Similarly, they were shocked that UIC accepted me.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/quick-takes/2024/05/17/illinois-switches-graduation-requirement-sat-act

CPA PRACTIVE ADVISOR
— Top Reasons Why Some Decide Not to Pursue CPA Credential – Isaac M. O’Bannon (COMMENT: To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors ignored/dismissed/belittled my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old in 1979. All of my coworkers who they wanted to promote over me at the time were Democrat, minority, female, veteran, and/or younger than me, but had not taken the examination or let alone passed it. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/2024/05/16/updated-cpa-pipeline-report-show-top-challenges-for-candidates/105514/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among all respondents surveyed, “time” emerged as the top-ranked challenge—or deterrent—to becoming a CPA. Here are the five top-ranked challenges impacting prospective CPAs: Workload time commitments to study for the exam. Personal time commitments to study for the exam. Difficulty of exam content. Fear of failing the exam. Navigating the exam application process.)