— According to Matt Dietrich with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE), the ISBE will not take any action in response to Robert Winchester’s April 26, 2018 (https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000163-04de-d374-a77b-04df3b5c0000) letter concerning the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee election for the 15th Congressional District and that the ISBE will be notifying Winchester of that decision shortly. – Dave Diersen
— 1998: What the World Looked Like When Madigan Took Over the Democratic Party of Illinois (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Illinois Republican Party Chairmen since 1999: Richard S. Williamson 1999–2002, Lee A. Daniels 2002, Dallas Ingemunson 2002, Gary MacDougal 2002, Judy Baar Topinka 2002–2005, Andrew McKenna 2005–2009, Pat Brady 2009–2013, Jack Dorgan 2013–2014, and Tim Schneider 2014–present. The book would also cover a) their elections, b) those who backed their elections, c) major events during their terms in office, d) those who unsuccessfully sought the positions, and e) those who backed the unsuccessful candidates. I could title the book “History of the Illinois Republican Party 1999-2018.)
— New Illinois news site designed to counter Breitbart, IPI – NATASHA KORECKI (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the emails and all the websites that have come and gone since 2000 that were designed to counter GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and www.gopillinois.com.)
— PAWAR launches answer to Illinois Policy Institute – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the emails and all the websites that have come and gone since 2000 that were designed to counter GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and www.gopillinois.com.)
— Bridget Gainer says big mayoral field won’t deter her as she considers bid – Rick Pearson
— Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will have a downtown event to announce an internship program. (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates vehemently opposed my transferring from IRS to GAO. Instead my taking a $19,203/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars (a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10), they wanted me to transfer in as an intern and take a $58,902/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars (a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-4 Step 1). To justify that, they viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned a) the knowledge of IRS that I had gained by working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880; b) my having passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979; c) my having almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul; d) my having earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976; and e) the fact that much of what GAO Analysts do is similar to what IRS Revenue Officers do. To turn everyone at GAO against me, they stressed to GAO employees a) who were Democrats, that I was a Republican, b) who were liberal or moderate, that I was conservative, c) who were non-Protestant, that I was a Missouri Synod Lutheran, d) who had less money than my wife and I had, that my wife and I had more money than they did, e) who were non-German American, that I was 100% German American, f) who had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, that my ancestors had been in America since 1844, and g) who were veterans, that I was a draft avoider. They would not have done any of the aforesaid if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-men shout at women that men are sexists and even worse things. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified woman, Democrat, minority, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified woman, Democrat, minority, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified woman, Democrat, minority, or veteran who would take the job.
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Medical costs for seniors march upward – Terry Savage
— The Constitution doesn’t guarantee you can protest with a mask – Stephen L. Carter (DIERSEN: If you protest something, you should expect that those who are responsible for want you protest will do everything that they can to destroy you. I protested political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in the federal government, and my Democrat superiors, their operatives, and their dupes continue to do everything that they can to destroy me. I filed lawsuits during the 1980s and 1990s and the defendants, their operatives, and their dupes continue to do everything that they can to destroy me.)
— Pre-empting the carnage: Illinois needs a ‘red flag law’ – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone involved in law enforcement is racist.
— Rauner, lawmakers in showdown over how — and how fast — to spend VW settlement – BGA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with photos of Casten and Roskam unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps promote Casten.
— Outsider Democrats stalk 6th District – Mary Plunkett, Wheaton
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Greg Reasor of Westmont wants Roskam to meet with, to listen to, and to represent, that is, to do the bidding of, those in the 6th Congressional District who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who wins, who loses with graduated Illinois tax? Study spells it out – GREG HINZ
— Nunda Township supervisor: Consolidation efforts overshadowing property tax problem
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Time expires on Fair Map proposal – Jim Dey
— Illinois poverty is severe and may worsen – Jim Dey
— Budget policy and politics – Editorial
KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Meet the little-known Illinois ‘big fish’ megadonor setting the tone for GOP primary races Richard Uihlein, a wealthy shipping-supplies magnate from Illinois who shuns the spotlight – Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Michael Scherer
KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— WHICH TOWNSHIPS HAVE THE HIGHEST, LOWEST AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX BILLS?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Democrats at NIU.
— Pritzker’s got a pot connection (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
— GRESZLER: UNDERFUNDED PENSIONS FORCE CHOICE: LAY OFF WORKERS OR KEEP PROMISES TO RETIREES
— Kasich rips GOP: I can bring that party back (DIERSEN: Kasich hints/implies/argues/shouts that to win over individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, he would get rid of those that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Alien caravan reaches U.S. border, demands asylum
— Smut ‘Comedian’ Entertains White House Press with Attacks on Trump Team
— GOP senator joins Elizabeth Warren in effort to legalize marijuana nationwide
— What if your teacher called you ‘the next Hitler’ for defending your rights?
— Migrants From Central American Caravan Caught Scaling The Border Fences – RYAN PICKRELL
— Reporters Slam White House Correspondents’ Dinner As ‘Embarrassment’ And ‘Gift’ To Trump Admin – Kerry Picket
ONE NEWS NOW
— White House Spokeswoman Called ‘Uncle Tom’ At Correspondents’ Dinner Sarah Huckabee Sanders has passionately defended Trump in the face of sexual assault allegations from numerous women. – Nigel Roberts (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use minorities and women to do their dirty work. Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because I ask bad questions, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. should a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events, and d) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities.)
— Trump threatens federal government shutdown in September if Congress doesn’t fund Mexico border wall – Teri Webster
— Salem Academy and College issues formal apology for owning slaves in the 1800s – Teri Webster (DIERSEN: What do the Democrats want you to apologize for? The Democrats would want me to apologize for my ancestors coming to America during the 1840s and 1850s when slavery was legal. In their defense, they always stayed in northeast Illinois.)
— How Obama and State Officials Swelled Food Stamp Rolls The House Republican farm bill seeks to reverse the trend through stronger work requirement and tighter eligibility rules – Brendan Kirby (DIERSEN: How successful have the Democrats and RINOs been in swelling the food stamp rolls in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
— After Failing Parkland, Broward County Leads State in Gun Seizures – Jack Davis
— Tasteless Comedian Makes Fun of Sarah Sanders, Causes Walkout – Jack Davis (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use minorities and women to do their dirty work.)
REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Comedian’s Vulgar Riff Gives a ‘Blue’ Cast to Annual Correspondents’ Dinner – AP
— Being mean isn’t funny. It’s mean. – JAKE SHERMAN (DIERSEN: Who are the meanest people in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois. I should write a book about the meanest people in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
— The 57 most outlandish, outrageous and offensive lines from Trump’s Michigan rally – Chris Cillizza
NEW YORK TIMES
— Kim Says He’ll Give Up Weapons if US Promises Not to Invade – CHOE SANG-HUN (DIERSEN: For many decades, Mexico and other foreign countries have been invading America. They have illegally sent many millions of their citizens into America illegally. They are illegally keeping many millions of their citizens in America illegally. They continue to illegally send many mountains of illegal drugs into America to destroy America.)
— Meet the little-known ‘big fish’ megadonor Richard Uihlein setting the tone for GOP primary races – Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Michael Scherer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This spring, Uihlein was the primary backer of the gubernatorial campaign of Jeanne Ives, who ran an ad that cast actors as a transgender woman, a pro-immigration anarchist protester, a pink-hat-wearing feminist and a black Chicago teacher — all thanking the incumbent governor for fulfilling their priorities. “Thank you, for signing legislation that lets me use the girls’ bathroom,” said the deep-voiced actor wearing a dress and holding a purse. “Thank you, for having all Illinois families pay for my abortion,” said the woman in the pink hat. Uihlein gave her $2.5 million, state campaign finance filings show.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Teens Worry About Getting Summer Restaurant Jobs. Parents Worry About Sexual Harassment Before the start of the first summer in the #MeToo era, families are having frank discussions about the pitfalls of the nation’s largest employer of teenagers – Julie Jargon (DIERSEN: What did you do during the summer between your junior and senior high school years? I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. My understanding is a) that I am the only White male who held that job and b) that I held it longer than anyone else: November of 1964 through May of 1966. I earned and saved enough money doing that to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)
— How to Keep Online Speech Free Authoritarian regimes aren’t the only threat. European nations have restrictions too. – Mark Epstein (DIERSEN: Who wants to abolish the First Amendment? My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. They want to destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
— Starbucks Is Not the Next Selma Today’s protests are a useful diversion for those who reap the profits of the race-grievance industry. – Robert L. Woodson Sr.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Pot pushers push pot big time. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
— Migrant caravan: No room for asylum seekers at border crossing, U.S. says – Daniel González and Rebecca Plevin (DIERSEN: I should write a book about asylum seekers in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. They are Democrats who have fled the poverty and crime in Chicago, in Cook County, and in other Democrat-controlled areas.)
— 3 steps to avoiding running out of retirement money – Ken Fisher (DIERSEN: To avoid “running out of retirement money,” my wife and have dramatically cut back our standard of living. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of what my 1997 salary was in today’s dollars.)
— Second Amendment Foundation: Don’t penalize law-abiding gun owners – Alan Gottlieb
— What’s in a name? For Greg Pence, the VP’s brother, it could be a seat in Congress – Kaitlin Lange
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most of Pence’s campaign ads center on his business experience, his devotion to President Donald Trump’s agenda and his time as a Marine. He’s been heavily involved in business since he received his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago in 1985. (He also has a bachelor’s degree in theology and philosophy from Loyola.) Following in his late father’s footsteps, Greg Pence in 2000 started his four-year stint as president of the Kiel Brothers Oil Company, a chain of over 200 convenience stores throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. The company’s profits started to fall as gasoline prices fluctuated and cigarette taxes increased, and in 2004, the chain announced it was filing for bankruptcy. Pence resigned that same day.)
— Why Pensions and Politics Don’t Mix
— However bad you think government might be, it’s worse.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaking to a crowd of call center workers in Moline, Ill. Rauner has reason to make such a statement: nearly everyone is in agreement that Illinois government is broken, though opinions differ as to why. In our May cover story, reporter Dan Vock tries to answer that question.)
— At White House Correspondents Association Dinner, Michelle Wolf Infuriates Thin-Skinned Trumpists (DIERSEN: (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use minorities and women to do their dirty work. Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because I ask bad questions, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. should a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events, and d) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities.)
— The Slow, Awkward Death of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Michelle Wolf’s biting mockery of it was only the latest reminder: The annual event’s contradictions have become too heavy to bear. – MEGAN GARBER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use minorities and women to do their dirty work.)
— Rauner to hire fellows to study history of marginalized groups at Dartmouth – Jennie Rhodes (DIERSEN: What groups are you a member of? Who marginalizes members of those groups? I should write a book about old White men in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who marginalize members of Group B to curry favor with members of Group A. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)