August 1 Evening Edition

— Fauci warns ‘things are going to get worse’ with COVID. He doesn’t believe lockdowns are likely to return, however. – Molly Nagle
— Chicago pushes for more COVID-19 vaccinations to avoid another shutdown. Mayor calls out 6 zip codes lagging behind in vaccinations. – Maher Kawash

— Facebook rejects Illinois police group’s ‘officer of the year’ post over ‘sensitive social issues’ – Dom Calicchio

— Why did Lollapalooza go forward in a pandemic? It’s about the money. Our elected officials stared down warnings from respected health experts like Dr. Emily Landon, who said a mass gathering like Lolla, even outdoors, was unsafe. – Laura Washington
— If a CEO is making millions a year, a company can handle a tax hike without hurting workers. When a top executive is paid 3,000 times more than the average hourly-wage worker, it all looks quite self-serving. – Beth Najberg, Near North Side
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.

— Kane, Lake counties now at ‘substantial’ COVID-19 risk, rounding out surge in all suburbs – Neil Holdway

— GOP should challenge Democrats’ redistricting plan in state court – Jim Nowlan

— Rep. Adam Kinzinger wants to probe actions of Trump allies on Jan. 6. Says Capitol investigation subpoenas should include GOP leaders, if necessary. – Tom Howell Jr.

— Critical race theory capitalists, rich CEOs and more — what is US wokeness really about? The woke madness coincides with an epidemic of crises that go largely ignored as a distracted America cannibalizes itself. – Victor Davis Hanson
— Vicky Hartzler speaks out on her push to ban critical race theory in military schools. Students should be taught to be proud of America: Hartzler

— American Medical Association Gets Woke: Remove Biological Sex from Birth Certificates – PENNY STARR

— Democratic prosecutor Kimberly Foxx sues to prevent Donald Trump from receiving $1M tax return owed to him – CHRIS ENLOE

— Kinzinger Suggests Subpoenas For McCarthy And Jordan But Not Trump In Jan. 6 Probe – ALEX ASGARI

— Tucker Carlson: Dems used COVID to take the WH and more – Michael F. Haverluck

— GOP Sen. Susan Collins rips Nancy Pelosi’s ‘partisan’ Capitol riot probe – Sam Raskin
— Kinzinger supports issuing Jan. 6 subpoenas to McCarthy, others – Patrick Reilly

— Flyers Threatening White Highland Park Parents Who Send Their Kids to the Ivy League Reek of Fakeness – STEVEN MONACELLI

— How to Fight Critical Race Theory’s New Hegemony – Geoff Shullenberger

— Kinzinger Supports Capitol Riot Panel Subpoenaing Top Republicans – Andrew Solender

— Why Millennials and Gen Z Aren’t Proud to Be American
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against not only Republicans, but against America.)
— Republican Adam Kinzinger Backs Subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy in Jan. 6 Probe

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Republicans.

August 1 Morning Edition

— Donald Trump’s political organization builds war chest topping $100 million – CNN
— Chicago shootings: 44 shot, 4 fatally, in weekend violence across city

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn the unvaccinated.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Why do we have people with no health expertise deciding whether our kids wear masks?

— Progressive Dems camp out on Capitol steps, call for extending federal eviction moratorium – Mica Soellner
— Republicans slam DOJ ruling on Trump’s taxes as politically motivated – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: The following was politically motivated: a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)

— San Francisco activists gather at Pelosi’s home to serve ‘eviction notice’ Homeless advocates want House speaker to reconvene Congress to pass an extension to the eviction moratorium. – Marisa Schultz
— Ilhan Omar backs ‘guaranteed income,’ pitches bills to send $1,200 monthly checks to most Americans. The program would also be available to those without banking accounts, undocumented immigrants who file taxes and those ‘experiencing housing instability’ – Brie Stimson
(DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

— The Stakes for Donald Trump versus Social Media – Wayne Avrashow
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-conservative and they side with Social Media against Trump.)

— The Great Awokening. Wokeism is a new world religion engaged in a stealth conquest of America, the West, and the Judeo-Christian tradition. – Bruce Abramson
— Protecting Us From COVID: Politics and Reality. Americans may be allowed to feel skepticism as we watch self-identified Democrats running to mask up again. – Paul Gottfried

— Donald Trump PACs Raise $82 Million in 2021; $102 Million Cash on Hand – CHARLIE SPIERING
— Democrats’ Blatant Border Wall Hypocrisy Jeopardizing Our National Security – MARK MORGAN
— Woke Harvard Professor Slams Colleague for Embracing Two Biological Sexes – PENNY STARR
— Vegans May Be Exempt from Compulsory Vaccines, Law Firm Claims – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
— The Case for Demanding Covid-19 Reparations from Communist China – JAMES P. PINKERTON
— Republican 2022 Migration Pitch: More Border Funds, Nothing Else – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Republicans should not seek or accept money from donors who reject planks in the Republican Party platform.)
— Joe Biden’s DHS Deports 147 Migrants, Admits Thousands Daily – NEIL MUNRO
— Berlin Bans Anti-Lockdown Protests Despite Allowing Biden-Backed LGBT Pride Parade – KURT ZINDULKA

— Bill Maher tears apart ‘woke’ Olympics: Exposes absurdity of ‘cultural appropriation,’ says cancel culture ‘belongs in Stalin’s Russia’ – PAUL SACCA
— Sen. Ron Johnson says Americans have lost trust in CDC, other health agencies: ‘They are hiding something’ – PAUL SACCA

— Large Democrat-Run Cities Lag Nation In Job Recovery – Ben Zeisloft
— Maher Torches ‘Woke’ Culture: ‘This Is Called A Purge. It’s A Mentality That Belongs In Stalin’s Russia.’

— Liberal Twitter Up in Arms As Bill Maher Trends Again For Mercilessly Mocking the Woke Left – Scott Morefield

— A Day in the Life of a Low-Information Voter – MARK ELLIS
(DIERSEN: Those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters are high-information voters.)
— Biden Appoints Man to Religious Freedom Commission for One Reason: He Publicly Criticized Trump – RICK MORAN
— Liberals Worlwide Are Ramping Up the Panic About COVID Stats. Here Are Some Fast Facts. – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.

— Maher Compares Cancel Culture To Purge In Stalin’s Russia
(DIERSEN: In the organizations that you are a member of and in the governments that you are under, who cancels people? I should write a book about past and present leaders of the following who cancel people: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who have canceled me.)

— Biden invites radical professors to judge U.S. racial climate – DAVE HUBER
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are extremely judgmental. I should write a book about them.)

— Critical Race Theory Promotes Evil, Despicable Lies – Deroy Murdock

— The Democrats’ Appalling Vote to Kill the Hyde Amendment
— A ‘Reparations’ Plan Designed to Help the Activist Left, Not Minorities – MIKE STENHOUSE
— How Biden’s COVID-Testing Mandate Violates Civil Rights – ROGER SEVERINO

— New poll shows declining support for Jan 6 commission, voter remorse skyrockets – Vivek Saxena
— Harvard evolutionary biology professor trashed for not spewing ‘woke’ ideas about gender – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
— ‘This is crazy’: Tucker takes CDC to task over COVID jab efficacy. – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

— U.S. Navy Charges Sailor in Connection with USS Bonhomme Richard Blaze. The man remains unidentified. The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. – Leslie Eastman
— DOJ Sues Texas To Continue Private Transport of Illegal Migrants Despite COVID Risks. Texas Gov. Abbott: “The Biden Administration has created a constitutional crisis between the federal government and the State of Texas. This stems from the Biden Administration’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and allow illegal immigrants with COVID-19 to enter our country.” – William A. Jacobson

— Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement – KARL EVERS-HILLSTROM
— Bill Maher mocks ‘woke’ attitude at Olympics – JORDAN WILLIAMS
— New mask guidelines trigger backlash – PETER SULLIVAN

— Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game – Reid J. Epstein
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs blame Trump for the pandemic, and therefore blame conservatives for the pandemic.)
— Who Are the Unvaccinated in America? There’s No One Answer. – Julie Bosman, Jan Hoffman, Margot Sanger-Katz and Tim Arango
(DIERSEN: Of course, if you say that you are vaccinated, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will hint/imply/argue/shout that you are lying: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Trump has more than $100 million in political cash after first six months of 2021. The sizable war chest reveals how the former president has reaped financial rewards while claiming the election was stolen from him. – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Anu Narayanswamy

— Harvard lecturer blasted by colleague for defending existence of biological sex – Jon Levine
— Activist Shaun King lives lavishly in lakefront New Jersey home – Isabel Vincent
(DIERSEN: How lavishly have you lived? My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always charged me with living lavishly. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that IRS should not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974 and b) that GAO should not have promoted me in 1986.)

— Trump Has $102 Million in Political Cash as GOP Eyes Midterm Elections. Despite election loss and social-media ban, former president remains draw for Republican donors. – Chad Day and Alex Leary

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it wants cheap labor and that it panders to those who are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— How racist is America? – DAVID BROOKS
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you have to answer “very” to the aforesaid question or Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will destroy you.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you have to say that America is racist or Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will destroy you.

— How to have a retirement worth saving for – LIZ WESTON

(FROM THE ARTICLE: LIVE PURPOSEFULLY Without work-imposed structure, some people start to drift, with one day blurring into the next. Setting goals and taking steps to achieve them can help restore a sense of purpose and achievement, O’Neill says. O’Neill started her post-Rutgers life by setting five goals: finishing the book she was writing; staying active in financial education; cultivating friendships; “doing lots of fun things and new things”; and staying healthy by walking 10,000 steps daily, eating healthy foods and getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night. (Tending to your physical well-being is key: 81% of retirees in a 2014 Merrill Lynch study cited good health as a key ingredient for a happy retirement.) Achieving specific, measurable goals can help people redefine their concept of productivity, which is important to many people’s sense of self-worth, O’Neill says. Goals also can help offset a tendency to put things off. People who are used to saving and delayed gratification may have trouble “flipping the switch” to spending and enjoying their lives, O’Neill says. But time, good health and energy aren’t infinite. Many people in her 55+ community in Ocala, Florida, struggled during the pandemic not just because their plans were canceled, but because of an acute awareness that the clock was ticking, she says. “It wasn’t just two years lost, it was two good years,” O’Neill says. “You don’t know how many of those you have left.”)