July 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— FIGHTING FOR REDISTRICTING RULES IN ILLINOIS
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/fighting-for-redistricting-rules-in-illinois/1411236/

 

NBC5
— Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar Part of Firm Built to Profit Off Budget Stalemate
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Former-Illinois-Governor-Jim-Edgar-Part-of-Firm-Profiting-Off-Budget-Stalemate-385377911.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— As late budgets go, Illinois has no equal
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/169038239-story
— Elite K-8 school teaches children about ‘white privilege’ (DIERSEN: What about “education privilege?” Neither of my outstanding parents attended college.  My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma.  My mother never attended high school.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/169146515-story
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  An elite New York City K-8 school is instituting a controversial new diversity program that segregates students based on race. Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side has introduced the new “Racial Justice and Advocacy” curriculum, which separates the school’s 430 students into an “advocacy group” for white students and the “kids of color affinity group.”  According to The New York Post, white students are taught to increase their “awareness of the prevalence of whiteness and privilege,” challenge “notions of colorblindness (and) assumptions of ‘normal,’ ‘good,’ and ‘American'” and “understand and own European ancestry and see the tie to privilege.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Museum preserving DuPage County’s rich history – Brett Peto
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160703/submitted/160709995/

 

DEGA VIEW
— Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti at ATA 25th Anniversary at Chicago
http://www.degaview.com/play/illinois-lt-governor-evelyn-sanguinetti-ata-25th-anniversary-at-chicago-ntv-ntvteluguhd

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar has been critical of Gov. Bruce Rauner over the state’s ongoing budget stalemate
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/83c4a2448ca04b40bb3737bcc0096ad6/IL–Illinois-Budget-Edgar
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/edgar-part-of-firm-built-to-profit-off-budget-stalemate/article_93194c58-5f52-59da-9863-477ccb3db193.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson: Trump says ‘racist’ things ‘He has said 100 things that would disqualify anyone else from running for president’ – CNN (DIERSEN: Because Johnson said that, how many more anti-Whites will vote for Johnson?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/libertarian-nominee-trump-says-racist-things

 

WSIL TV
— Clinton, Obama, stand-ins emphasize her trustworthiness – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32364434/clinton-obama-stand-ins-emphasize-her-trustworthiness

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Trump’s problems linger with GOP base in Wisconsin – Craig Gilbert
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/385380571.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Newt: NYT, WashPost in ‘All-Out War’ Against Trump – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gingrich-times-post-in/2016/07/03/id/736833/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— DEMOCRATS DROP REQUIREMENT TO LEARN ENGLISH FOR AMNESTY 2016 draft platform takes dramatic shift to the left regarding immigration
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/dems-drop-requirement-to-learn-english-for-amnesty/#!

 

BREITBART
— Trump: I’m with the NRA, ‘We’re Saving Your 2nd Amendment 100 Percent’ – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2016/07/03/trump-im-with-the-nra-were-saving-your-2nd-amendment-100-percent/

 

THE BLAZE
— BEYOUND OUTRAGEOUS: Several Faith-Based Dating Sites Now Required to Allow Users to Search for Same-Sex Matches – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/03/several-faith-based-dating-sites-now-required-to-allow-users-to-search-for-same-sex-matches/
— Rapper Says TV is ‘Making Our Kids Gay,’ Claims ‘Half the Population’ Will be Gay in 10 Years – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/02/rapper-says-tv-is-making-our-kids-gay-claims-half-the-population-will-be-gay-in-10-years/324757/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Racial discrimination on campus likely to go on forever – MICHAEL BARONE
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/campus-discrimination-likely-to-go-on-forever/article/2595422

 

THE HILL
— Trump rivals divided over convention – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/286302-trump-rivals-divided-over-convention

 

ABC NEWS
— As Late Budgets Go, Illinois Has No Equal – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/late-budgets-illinois-equal-40314132
— Clinton, Obama, Stand-Ins Emphasize Her Trustworthiness – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/clinton-obama-stand-ins-emphasize-trustworthiness-40316200

July 3 Morning Edition

SUBURBAN LIFE
— JULY 1, 2016 FLASHBACK: Wheaton Park District to host Independence Day festivities July 3 and 4  (DIERSEN: Be sure and stop by the DuPage County Republican booth at the fireworks. For the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they are a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade. 22 DuPage Republicans have pledged $2,500: $250 from Chris Nybo; $150 from Liam Brennan, Dave Diersen, and Phil Suess; and $100 each from Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Jeanne Ives, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Lyon, Deanne Mazzochi, James Mendrick, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/01/wheaton-park-district-to-host-independence-day-festivities/a1xbxv4/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The annual Independence Day Celebration, featuring carnival rides, food vendors, a business expo, DJ, art mural, fireworks show and other activities, will be July 3 in Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Due to district policy, no dogs will be allowed in the park apart from service animals. Parking will be available in the park just south of Monroe Middle School and also in the western fields of the fairgrounds. Sparklers and smoke bombs are prohibited. The celebration will continue the next morning with the Wheaton Park District and the city of Wheaton’s annual Fourth of July Parade, led by Grand Marshal Ed Ewoldt. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. from Hawthorne Boulevard and conclude at Cross and Front streets. To learn more and see a full schedule of events, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/july4.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Taboos over talking politics at work loosen during divisive election season – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats Illinois.  Democrats run Cook County.  Democrats run Chicago.  Democrats focus on getting rid of Republicans.  If you are a Republican, if you have a job, sooner or later, Democrats will get rid of you. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-talking-politics-at-work-0703-biz-20160629-story.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: U.S. gun ownership drops to a 38-year low, study finds – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: Could it be that because the Democrats want to abolish the Second Amendment, more and more and more falsely state that they do not own guns?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/
— Hard to reconcile Pope’s call for compassion with church doctrine on gays – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: How soon will those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity succeed in getting the Pope a) to promote LGBTQ activity and b) to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pope-st-0629-20160628-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD OF NAPERVILLE SUN: Little-known registry lists murderers in your town, but is it a good thing? – Bill Bird , Hannah Leone and Gloria Casas  (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that encourage criminals to move into and to stay in a) your precinct, b) your municipality, c) your township/ward, d) your county, e) Illinois, and f) America?  Of course, needless-to-say, those who bring in criminals are responsible for what those criminals do.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-illinois-murderer-registry-st-0626-20160701-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After pro-choice ruling, pro-life hope still reigns – Kathryn Jean Lopez
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-after-pro-choice-ruling-pro-life-hope-still-reigns/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The “S.S. Trump” boat powers through the water during the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Boat Regatta in Glen Ellyn.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160702/news/160709741/
— COD committed to moving forward – Ann Rondeau
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160703/discuss/160709798/
— Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, Whites in America are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being racists, haters, bigots, and even worse things.  Democrats and RINOs shout at minorities that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/306309980/
— DAILY HERALD ARTICLE TITLE: LGBT gun group membership spikes – AP
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/02/lgbt-gun-group-membership-spikes-after-florida-shooting/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The arrogant insulting Democrat Quad City Times Editorial Board claims to be mature.
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-rauner-has-until-december-to-mature/article_9c5f1666-2cce-5f42-be3c-bd74fc2122e4.html

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Illinois’ half-year budget, a year late, is unacceptable – Doug Wilson
http://www.whig.com/article/20160703/ARTICLE/307039959#

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner/Madigan truce expires after election – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2016-07-03/jim-dey-raunermadigan-truce-expires-after-election.html

 

DEKALB COUNTY ONLINE
— IL Gov. Bruce Rauner Grounded State Airplanes, But Many Public Contractors Are Still Flying High – Adam Andrzejewski
http://dekalbcountyonline.com/2016/07/il-gov-bruce-rauner-grounded-state-airplanes-but-many-public-contractors-are-still-flying-high/

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— ‘It ain’t broke’: Officials displeased with 911 consolidation mandate – Nathan Grimm
https://thetelegraph.com/news/85366/it-aint-broke-officials-displeased-with-911-consolidation-mandate

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Open Meetings Bill signed into law – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/open-meetings-bill-signed-into-law/
— Governor Rauner, We urge you to VETO SB212 – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/governor-rauner-we-urge-you-to-veto-sb212/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— DHS PLAN TO BAN ‘OFFENSIVE’ TERMS WON’T STOP TERRORISM  ‘They have already declared war on us multiple times’- PAUL BREMMER  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors SIDE WITH TERRORISTS AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/dhs-plan-to-ban-offensive-terms-wont-stop-terrorism/#!

 

CHRISTIAN TODAY
— How to shut down gossip – Patrick Mabilog  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats run Illinois.  Democrats run Cook County.  Democrats run Chicago.  Sooner or later, if not already, Democrats will say that you are a racist, a bigot, a hater, and even worse things if you do not promote Democrats. How have those who do not promote Democrats reacted to that?  How are those who do not promote Democrats reacting to that?  How will those who do not promote Democrats react to that?  Will those who do not promote Democrats a) go to court and get restraining orders against Democrats, b) file lawsuits against Democrats charging them with slander, or c) take stronger actions?  From what I see, ever-increasingly, if a Democrat says that you are a racist, a bigot, a hater, or worse things, a) you will be fired if you have a job, b) you will not be able to get a job, and c) even worse things will happen to you.)
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/how.to.shut.down.gossip/89620.htm

 

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— THE WORST SMEAR SITE IN AMERICA  The Southern Poverty Law Center smears patriots and provides cover for the nation’s enemies. – Matthew Vadum
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263332/worst-smear-site-america-matthew-vadum
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center relentlessly promotes the Big Lie, wildly popular in the media, that conservative Americans are racists and the real threat to the nation rather than Islamic terrorists. The group claims the principal enemies of the American people are presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, conservatives like David Horowitz, and the Tea Party movement. The SPLC is a shamelessly hypocritical leftist attack machine funded by radical speculator George Soros and a rogue’s gallery of rich people and established philanthropies that want to fundamentally transform America. The fabulously wealthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit has an astounding one third of a billion dollars ($338 million) in assets, as well as investments in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, two offshore tax havens the Left loves to attack (but only when non-leftists stash cash there). The Center characterizes all opposition to immigration and open borders as symptomatic of hate and all political expression of those views to be hate speech. In other words, if you disagree with founder Morris Dees and his minions you are evil and worthy of public condemnation. It may take some intellectual toughness to insist that the nation has the right to decide who may or may not cross its borders, but it’s not hate. Following the Islamist massacre at a gay club in Orlando a fortnight ago, the group has played an integral role in the Left’s propaganda push aimed at taking the focus away from gay-hating Islam and finding creative ways to blame conservatives and Republicans for the slaughter. Two days after Orlando as a sea of rainbow flags rivaling those that washed over Facebook and Twitter following the Supreme Court’s pro-same sex marriage ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges swept over social media, David Dinielli, deputy legal director of SPLC’s LGBT Rights Project, tossed out a red herring as he whined amidst a national outpouring of grief that somehow politicians weren’t doing enough to characterize the attack as an assault on the gay community. Instead of blaming Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen, reportedly a registered Democrat, for the attack, Dinielli blamed people like Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) instead. Many politicians were secretly delighted so many gays were killed, he implied. “[M]any who offered their ‘thoughts and prayers’ know exactly what they are doing. They are trading on political expediency. The demonization of gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans pays, politically.” But this “demonization” of the LGBT community that the Southern Poverty Law Center complains of is pure paranoid fantasy. Anyone who followed media coverage in the days following the June 12 incident knows that cable TV and other media were filled with wall-to-wall denunciations of the Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen by politicians who acknowledged the sexual orientation of the victims whether explicitly or implicitly. Even those not generally sympathetic to gay rights made it clear that murder, including the murder of people based on their sexual preference, was morally abhorrent. None of this is surprising to those of us who have been tracking the SPLC’s adventures in vilification and defamation over the years. The SPLC is waging a scorched-earth war against Donald Trump. The group routinely and baselessly associates Trump with neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and other marginal political actors it calls “the racist right.” Pointing out that these fringe figures back Trump in the election is the most obvious kind of smear. The Left did the same thing to Ronald Reagan in 1984 when the Ku Klux Klan offered him its unwanted endorsement. Reagan waited a full two weeks to denounce the KKK and reject its endorsement. But Trump waited barely a day after a bungled CNN interview Feb. 28 in which Jake Tapper asked him if he would reject the Klan’s endorsement of him. Trump gave a less than clear answer to Tapper, blaming a “bad earpiece” that led him to misunderstand the question. The very next day Trump asked “How many times do I have to continue to disavow people?” and attacked the KKK on Michael Savage’s radio show. Replying to a question, he said “yeah, totally denounce, and I disavowed it, and I’ve disavowed it numerous times, and I’ve disavowed it on Twitter and on Facebook and all over the place but people refuse to accept it.” The SPLC’s annual report on “hate” in America this year features a cover picture of Trump, a man the group blames for increasing hate in the U.S. According to the left-wing Guardian (UK), “the image underscores a theme laid out by the report’s author, about how hate speech has invaded mainstream political discourse in a way that might have shocked many even a year ago.” “I have been writing these Year in Hate and Extremism essays for 20 years now, and only very rarely, if at all, have we seen a year like last year,” said SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok. Hate, of course, isn’t exactly a precise concept in the world of politics and ideology, and the SPLC likes it that way because then it has wide latitude to malign and slander its targets. Its leaders are no doubt proud that Pentagon training materials borrow from SPLC reports and refer to extremists as “haters,” a colloquialism that appears in hip hop music and in humorous graphic art posted on the Internet. Trump is definitely a hater, according to the Center. On April 4 its blog cited his “continued embrace of racist and extremist ideas” and accused him of turning “the political landscape on its side and introduced countless numbers to hate speech and racist conspiracy theories.” It’s all spin and lies. The SPLC is still bellyaching over the courageous, electrifying anti-illegal immigration speech Trump gave last summer when launching his campaign. In it Trump said many of the Mexicans crossing illegally into the U.S. are “people that have lots of problems” who bring drugs and crime with them and that some are “rapists.” Trump’s statements are demonstrably true. He wasn’t saying all Mexicans are criminals, just many of the Mexicans sneaking into the country. This isn’t racism: it is empirical fact. Many of the so-called hate groups the SPLC monitors are so labeled because they fail to genuflect before political correctness. The Center labels as hate groups respectable right-leaning organizations such as the Center for Security Policy (CSP), Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), American Freedom Defense Initiative, and the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which publishes FrontPage. The Southern Poverty Law Center frequently targets New York-based civil rights attorney David Yerushalmi, a co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center and counsel to CSP. In 2011 the SPLC named Yerushalmi to its 10-member “Anti-Muslim Inner Circle.” Among the other “members” of the inner circle are David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, and Brigitte Gabriel. According to the Center, the rhetoric these individuals use “reveals how doggedly this group works to provoke and guide populist anger over what is seen as the threat posed by the 0.6% of Americans who are Muslim — an agenda that goes beyond reasonable concern about terrorism into the realm of demonization.” The Guardian ran a story last week attacking Yerushalmi for daring to countersue a group of grandstanding Muslim women trying to shake down a Laguna Beach, Calif. café. The women filed a discrimination lawsuit claiming they were given the bum’s rush at the establishment because they were wearing hijabs. The café counters that the women violated the 45-minute seating time limit and that other headscarf-clad women present were not asked to leave. The newspaper regurgitated SPLC writings on Yerushalmi who maintains that the women’s lawyers are “ambulance-chasers” involved in “an extortion.” It reported: “Asked about the SPLC’s characterization of him, Yerushalmi said that he ‘represents a lot of Muslims.’ “I represent Muslim Americans, running from jihad and seeking asylum. If you want to say I’m an anti-jihad lawyer, you’re 100% right,” he continued. “Am I anti-Sharia? Yes, I am. Am I anti-Muslim? Not if he doesn’t have a gun in his hand shooting at me.’ “Yerushalmi alleged that the suit against Urth Caffe was part of a wider “civilizational jihad” waged by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which aims, he said, “to weaken western civilization.” The SPLC never tires of trying to assassinate the character of David Horowitz. A May 24, 2014 profile calls him “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement.”  Without presenting a shred of useful evidence, the Center separately smears Horowitz as “a driving force of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-black movements.”  Horowitz rejects these characterizations. On Monday he told this writer: “I’m called the godfather of the anti-Muslim movement, which puts a target on my back, whereas out of million words and scores of hours of speeches on the subject they couldn’t find one sentence to back up their claim.” The Southern Poverty Law Center has been playing this dangerous game for a long time. It doesn’t care if it gets innocent Americans killed. It came close to getting people killed four years ago. SPLC reports inspired left-wing terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II to shoot up the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council four years ago. The Center identified FRC as a “hate group” not because it actually hates anyone but because it opposes same-sex marriage. Even the reliably left-wing Dana Milbank rejected that designation for FRC in an Aug. 16, 2012 Washington Post column, calling that group “a mainstream conservative think tank.” “I disagree with the Family Research Council’s views on gays and lesbians,” he wrote. “But it’s absurd to put the group, as the law center does, in the same category as Aryan Nations, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Stormfront and the Westboro Baptist Church.” Corkins apparently disagreed. Upon entering FRC’s office he reportedly said “I don’t like your politics” and shot a black Christian security guard who managed to subdue him and lived to forgive him. Later Corkins told investigators “Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups,” the Washington Examiner reported at the time. “I found them online, did a little research, went to the website, stuff like that.” The gay rights-avenging shooter had planned to kill as many FRC staffers as possible and smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches — his backpack contained 15 of them — on their faces as a political statement. He chose that fast food chain whose management is unabashedly Christian because its president was revealed to be a supporter of traditional marriage. Corkins was convicted of terrorism in 2013 and sentenced to 25 years in prison. And when the next Floyd Corkins comes along and actually succeeds in killing someone targeted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, its staffers will direct blame elsewhere. Scapegoating is what they do best.)

 

TOWNHALL
— Federal Government Out of Control Again – Bruce Bialosky  (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 1997, the Democrats who run GAO have had me on administrative leave.  Constructively, since 1997, the Democrats who run GAO have forced the Civil Service Retirement System to pay me $50,712 a year to stay home and to not come to work at GAO.  What do Bialosky, Von Ah, and you have to say about that?)
http://townhall.com/columnists/brucebialosky/2016/07/03/federal-government-out-of-control-again-n2185920
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our federal government suffers from lack of focus trying to do too many things while doing too many poorly. This behemoth allows for huge waste that gets buried in the apathy bred by the very definition of what happens when you are spending OPM (other people’s money). The GAO (Government Accountability Office) recently released a report about administrative leave in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that boggles the mind. Though the Washington Post covered the story, my inner soul told me as staggering as their report was they still were probably doing an inadequate job. Thus, I dug in to find the real story of how our money is being abused. The report was written by a team lead by Andrew Von Ah, the acting director of Homeland Security and Justice at the GAO. Mr. Von Ah was surprisingly responsive for a federal government employee. We connected a couple of times allowing me to address some of my insights from the 34-page report. The report focused only on administrative leave for the DHS. Administrative leave is defined as any paid leave that is not sick leave or vacation leave. What alarmed people was that, over the five years of the study (from 2011-2015), 116 DHS employees were on administrative leave for more than a year costing us over $19.8 million. From all appearances the agency did not have discernible consistent controls over how people were put on admin leave nor how long they stayed on leave.)

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— From Denver to Cleveland, expect big anti-Trump protests – W. JAMES ANTLE III (DIERSEN: Those who protest Trump are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/from-denver-to-cleveland-expect-big-anti-trump-protests/article/2595528

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps side with global elites against Trump.
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/286334-trump-vs-the-global-elite

 

POLITICO
— Why Trump won’t get dumped in Cleveland  The conditions for a coup are present, but the delegates don’t want one. – Kyle Cheney
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-cleveland-convention-225056

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Versus the ‘Haters’ – WESLEY MORRIS  (DIERSEN: Who hates you?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hate me.  They blame me for their problems.  They blame me for your problems.  They blame me for my problems.  They blame me for everyone’s problems.  If you were me, how would you react to the aforesaid haters?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/donald-trump-versus-the-haters.html
— What Is a Man For? – KAREN RINALDI (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-male vote for Democrats and for RINOs.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/fashion/modern-love-marriage-divorce-husband.html
— Donald Trump’s Appeal to Rust Belt Workers – STEVEN GREENHOUSE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/opinion/sunday/donald-trumps-appeal-to-rust-belt-workers.html
— Where the Pro-Life Movement Goes Next – MARY ZIEGLER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/opinion/sunday/where-the-pro-life-movement-goes-next.html

 

DENVER SPRINGS GAZETTE
— That ‘racist’ Summit in Denver – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats run Illinois.  Democrats run Cook County.  Democrats run Chicago.  Sooner or later, if not already, Democrats will say that you are a racist, a bigot, a hater, and even worse things if you do not promote Democrats. How have those who do not promote Democrats reacted to that?  How are those who do not promote Democrats reacting to that?  How will those who do not promote Democrats react to that?  Will those who do not promote Democrats a) go to court and get restraining orders against Democrats, b) file lawsuits against Democrats charging them with slander, or c) take stronger actions?  From what I see, ever-increasingly, if a Democrat says that you are a racist, a bigot, a hater, or worse things, a) you will be fired if you have a job, b) you will not be able to get a job, and c) even worse things will happen to you.)
http://gazette.com/editorial-that-racist-summit-in-denver/article/1579534
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: White male protesters stood outside the Colorado Convention Center during the Western Conservative Summit, protesting a “racist” event going on inside. Shouting through bullhorns and waving obscene signs, with fists in the air, the protests occasionally turned violent as police formed a wall between the mob and Summit attendees Friday night. Protesters, mostly motivated by the presence of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, conveyed a central theme: Conservatives are old, white, racist men of privilege. Signs said “Down with This Sort of Thing,” “America was Never Great” and “Purge White Supremacy.” Inside, an audience of thousands anxiously awaited Saturday night’s speech by Colorado’s Republican nominee for the United States Senate. He is Darryl Glenn, a black man who grew up in Colorado Springs, worked his way through the United States Air Force Academy, completed a military intelligence career, worked to support his family while finishing law school and won four local elections by landslides. Glenn symbolizes the possibilities afforded in a free society that defends equal opportunity. Because Glenn is black and conservative, much of the mainstream media wrote him off before the primary. After his nomination, journalist-pundit types effectively called the race for incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet a full seven months before a vote would be cast. At the “racist” Summit, attendees anticipated improving the Senate’s diversity by helping Glenn upset Bennet — a white man brought up in a prominent political family in Washington, D.C. While waiting for Glenn, the audience applauded a lineup of speakers considerably more diverse than the white-male protesters outside. A small sample includes: Kristina Arriaga, a young Hispanic female who serves as executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. A lawyer who grew up in poverty, after her parents escaped Cuba, Arriaga has won several Supreme Court victories and defended the religious practices of American Indians and a variety of other religious minorities. Star Parker, a young black woman who grew up in rough neighborhoods of East St. Louis, Ill. After working her way through college, Parker established the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, based in Washington, D.C., to improve school options for minority children. Linda Chavez, a Hispanic woman who heads the Center for Equal Opportunity. State Rep. Clarice Navarro, a young Hispanic Republican from Pueblo. Vera Ortegon, a Hispanic woman elected by Colorado Republicans as their National Committeewoman for 2016. George Leing, an Asian-American man elected by Colorado Republicans as their National Committeeman for 2016 Casper Stockham, a black man nominated by Republicans to run for Congress in Colorado’s 1st Congressional District. An exhaustive list of young, female, religiously diverse minority scholars and politicos leading the Summit would be too long for inclusion here. We’ll suffice to say white men were scarce. They were a minority among conference speakers, but an overwhelming majority among those charging “racism.” Like other blacks and minorities leading the conference, Glenn said the “old-white-male” stereotype used against Republicans is bizarre. “I am proud to be part of the Republican Party, which elevates people on a basis of merit and not on a basis of race,” Glenn told The Gazette before his speech. “As a meritocracy, we are the young party of diversity. The protesters support a party of mostly old white people telling younger minorities they can’t survive without more government.”)

 

THE GUARDIAN
— Let’s make retirement great again – by bringing back a pension system  As Americans look to build their future on 401k plans, they find themselves perched atop nest eggs that are far too small – Suzanne McGee  (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, when I started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office, I began saving for my retirement by earning both Civil Service Retirement System and Social Security credits.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County, and especially those who have financial problems, hate me for that.  My critics/opponents a) were never qualified for and/or b) considered themselves to be “too good” for the jobs that I had a) doing yard work, b) delivering newspapers, c) washing dishes, d) cleaning golf shoes, e) chipping slag, f) pumping gasoline, g) delivering mail, h) working on an automobile assembly line, i) working as a security guard, j) selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, k) collecting delinquent taxes, and l) auditing federal agencies.  What do you say to my critics/opponents?)
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/jul/03/retirement-pensions-money
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here’s a thought about how to make America great again: bring back pensions. If Donald Trump really is intent on turning back the clock to the glory days of an America before globalization knocked the stuffing out of the US manufacturing sector, why stop at trade? Part of what is making all but the wealthiest Americans feel so economically vulnerable today isn’t just that incomes have been eviscerated. It’s the fact that when we retire, those of us without pensions – a growing proportion, especially if we’re not public sector employees or union employees – are perched atop very, very tiny nest eggs. Last year’s report from the nonpartisan US government accountability office (GAO) reminded us of the perils. Half of all households headed by Americans 55 and older had no retirement savings at all. While some long-term savers may have retirement accounts with as much as $251,600, Fidelity reported that the average amount in a 401k – the replacements to pensions that companies began rolling out during the 1980s – was little more than a third of that amount.)

 

LGBTQ NATION
— Orlando’s gay commissioner Patty Sheehan: GOP ‘loaded those bullets with hatred’ – Charline Jao  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already,  will Sheehan call for Republicans to be killed? Republicans are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with Sheehan.  My critics/opponents blame me for the problems that those who engage in LGBTQ activity have had, are having, and will have.)
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/06/orlandos-gay-commissioner-gop-loaded-bullets-hatred/

July 2 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— When political operatives ‘keep an eye on’ you – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sweet-when-political-operatives-keep-an-eye-on-you/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Orlando murders were horrific. Chicago’s killing season? Deadlier. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-murders-shootings-july-fourth-orlando-0703-jm-20160701-story.html
— The corrupting crusade against political ‘corruption’ – George Will
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-supreme-court-political-corruption-mcdonnell-perspec-0704-20160702-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— In search of abortion, women are flocking to Illinois – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160702/ISSUE01/307029994/in-search-of-abortion-women-are-flocking-to-illinois
— What the heck just happened with Rauner? – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160702/ISSUE11/307029995/what-the-heck-just-happened-with-rauner
— How long will Illinois pols play nice? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160702/ISSUE05/307029996/except-for-madigan-rauner-thanks-all-for-illinois-budget-compromise

 

ABC7
— CHICAGO U.S. APPEALS JUDGE RICHARD POSNER SAYS HE’S SORRY FOR ANTI-CONSTITUTION RANT – Chuck Goudie and Barbara Markoff, Christine Tressel  (DIERSEN: In 1997, I argued a lawsuit before Judge Posner.  SEE: David J. Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange, Inc., 110 F.3d 481 (7th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 118 S.Ct. 178 (1997) (
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html) The lawsuit involved the Federal Odometer Act (FOA), the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) authority to grant exemptions from the FOA, and the sufficiency of material facts that would make a dealer suspicious of a car’s mileage.  On December 21, 1995, Judge Suzanne B. Conlon, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted the Chicago Car Exchange (CCE) summary judgment on the assumption that the exemption that DOT had granted sellers of old cars was valid.  I appealed that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin).  On September 16, 1996, I presented oral arguments to Chief Judge Posner and Circuit Court Judges Coffey and Kanne.  On March 31, 1997, the Appellate Court ruled that DOT’s exemption for old cars was invalid.  However, the Appellate Court also ruled that I had not presented sufficient material facts to convince a jury that CCE should have been suspicious of the car’s mileage. On May 13, 1997, the Appellate Court denied my motion for rehearing. On August 5, 1997, I filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. On October 6, 1997, the Supreme Court denied my petition. The Appellate Court accepted my argument that DOT’s old car exemption was invalid because DOT did not have authority to grant such exemptions. However, subsequently, a) Congress and the Clinton Administration acquiesced to the wishes of the automobile and truck manufacturers and dealers and their lobbyists, amended the FOA, and gave DOT the exemption authority it lacked and b) DOT reissued all the exemptions that it had previously granted including exemptions for sellers of old cars and heavy trucks and for manufactures of cars and trucks. For more on this, visit: http://www.diersen.com/odometer.html)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-us-appeals-judge-says-hes-sorry-for-anti-constitution-rant/1411436/
— CHICAGO FEDERAL JUDGE RICHARD POSNER COMMENTS ABOUT CONSTITUTION SPARK IMPEACHMENT CALLS – Chuck Goudie and Barbara Markoff, Christine Tressel
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-federal-judge-comments-about-constitution-spark-impeachment-calls-/1409091/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Deputies: Man lied about being veteran to get job – Aaron Mesmer  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/168808735-story

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State campaigns are upon us – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160702/bernard-schoenburg-state-campaigns-are-upon-us

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Schools get funding for year, but long-term fix elusive – VALERIE WELLS
http://herald-review.com/news/local/education/schools-get-funding-for-year-but-long-term-fix-elusive/article_49401f1a-9976-54c7-9cff-249c1011b3f2.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Budget Deal Not A Comprehensive Plan – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/budget-deal-whats-next

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Reince Priebus: Republicans need to unite ‘more than ever’ – Craig Gilbert
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/reince-priebus-republicans-need-to-unite-more-than-ever-b99755388z1-385317531.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS’ RNC COMMITTEEWOMAN DEMETRA DEMONTE ON THE CONVENTION FRONTLINES FOR TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/illinois-rnc-committeewoman-fights-for-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: ChristianMingle loses lawsuit, must now include gay singles – Jessica Chasmar
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/1/christianmingle-loses-lawsuit-must-now-include-gay/

 

HOT AIR
— The inherent error in telling GOP delegates to “vote their conscience” – JAZZ SHAW
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/07/02/the-inherent-error-in-telling-gop-delegates-to-vote-their-conscience/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Trump says he’s filled convention speaker spots; tries to reverse slide, seize on Clinton’s tough week
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/02/trump-says-hes-filled-convention-speaker-spots-tries-to-reverse-slide-seize-on-clintons-tough-week.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Speakers Set for RNC Convention Next Month
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Trump-GOP-Convention-speakers/2016/07/02/id/736793/
— Trump’s Plan Is Best for US Since Reagan’s Reforms – Peter Navarro
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/donald-trump-ronald-reagan-peter-navarro-recession/2016/06/30/id/736560/

 

BREITBART
— Trump Picking Gingrich or Christie as VP Against Clinton-Warren Would Say to Voters ‘Let’s Get It On’ – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/07/02/buchanan-trump-picking-gingrich-or-christie-as-vp-against-clinton-warren-would-say-to-voters-lets-get-it-on/
— OUTSTANDING: Tennessee Businesses That Disarm Concealed Carry Permit Holders Now Liable for Their Safety – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/30/tn-businesses-that-disarm-concealed-carry-permit-holders-now-liable-for-their-safety/
— Paul Ryan Sucks Up To Anti-Trump Fat Cats In Silicon Valley – ALLUM BOKHARI
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/02/paul-ryan-sucks-silicon-valley-donors-rejected-trump/

 

CHRISTIAN NEWS
— Franklin Graham Claims Christians Should ‘Hold Your Nose’ and Vote for Either Clinton or Trump – Heather Clark
http://christiannews.net/2016/07/02/franklin-graham-claims-christians-should-hold-your-nose-and-vote-for-either-clinton-or-trump/

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health – Bryan Fischer
http://www.afa.net/the-stand/homosexuality/2016/06/homosexuality-is-a-danger-to-human-health/

 

THE HILL
— Ranking Trump’s top 10 VP picks – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/286320-ranking-trumps-top-10-vp-picks

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Newt Gingrich on vice presidential slot: ‘If it’s about funerals, I’m not interested’ – SEEMA MEHTA
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-updates-gingrich-on-vice-presential-slot-if-1467485491-htmlstory.html
— How much has Donald Trump influenced Republicans? Look at the drop in support for free trade – NOAH BIERMAN
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-updates-how-much-has-donald-trump-influenced-1467473514-htmlstory.html

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— ‘Full Employment’ a misleading term – Jon Talton
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/full-employment-a-misleading-term/

July 2 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— BETTER LATE THAN NEVER AND BETTER THAN BEING AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 42: DIERSEN HEADLINE: At the bottom of page 3 of its July 2, 2016 DuPage edition, the Daily Herald announces that Rauner and Sanguinetti will walk in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade.
http://e-edition.dailyherald.com/launch.aspx?eid=aed0cca8-1f3b-4fb5-8e83-08ba85ccb44a

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton Park District to host Independence Day festivities (DIERSEN: Yesterday evening, the Illinois Republican Party notified the news media that Governor Bruce Rauner and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti will walk in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade.  Previously, the Wheaton Park District announced that U.S. Senator Mark Kirk; State Senator Mike Connelly and State Representative Jeanne Ives; State Representative Peter Breen; DuPage County Board candidate Tim Elliott, DuPage County Board member Amy Grant, and DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in the parade. For the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they are a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade. 22 DuPage Republicans have pledged $2,500: $250 from Chris Nybo; $150 from Liam Brennan, Dave Diersen, and Phil Suess; and $100 each from Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Jeanne Ives, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Lyon, Deanne Mazzochi, James Mendrick, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay. The DuPage County Republican contribution has been designated for the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums $1,000 entry, the Wheaton North High School Band $600 entry, and the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Band $600 entry. I have hand-delivered to Wheaton residences and businesses 500 flyers that promote the parade, Republican participation in the parade, and Republican sponsorship of the fireworks and parade.  Be sure and stop by the DuPage County Republican booth at the fireworks.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/01/wheaton-park-district-to-host-independence-day-festivities/a1xbxv4/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Wheaton Park District is hosting Independence Day festivities July 3 and 4. The annual Independence Day Celebration, featuring carnival rides, food vendors, a business expo, DJ, art mural, fireworks show and other activities, will be July 3 in Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Due to district policy, no dogs will be allowed in the park apart from service animals. Parking will be available in the park just south of Monroe Middle School and also in the western fields of the fairgrounds. Sparklers and smoke bombs are prohibited. The celebration will continue the next morning with the Wheaton Park District and the city of Wheaton’s annual Fourth of July Parade, led by Grand Marshal Ed Ewoldt. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. from Hawthorne Boulevard and conclude at Cross and Front streets. To learn more and see a full schedule of events, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com/july4.)

 

K-LOVE
— 94.3 K-LOVE will be in the Wheaton 4th of July Parade! The star-spangled celebration begins at 10 AM down Main Street through downtown Wheaton. Cheer us on and enjoy the day with friends and family! (DIERSEN: The three Gold Celebration Partners for Wheaton’s Independence Day fireworks and parade are DuPage County Republicans, Haggerty Chevy, and 94.3 K-LOVE.)
http://www.klove.com/events/detail.aspx?i=327300&d=7/4/2016

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Red states more patriotic than blue states – DAVID WILKES  (DIERSEN: As the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on Illinois tightens, Illinois is ranked as the 46th most patriotic state, that is, the 5th least patriotic state.  In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, which individuals, organizations, companies, and government entities take the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning patriotism? Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid, their operatives, and their dupes take the lead in demonizing me, in denigrating me, and in condemning me.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-red-states-more-patriotic-than-blue-states/article/2595462
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fourth of July is this weekend, meaning barbecues, fireworks and patriotism will be in full force to celebrate. However, according to a report, some states are more patriotic than others.  The personal finance website, WalletHub, released its list of the most patriotic states, revealing that red states are more patriotic in their military and civic engagement than blue states. When combining military and civic engagement, Virginia takes the No. 1 spot as the most patriotic state, ranking No. 3 in military engagement and No. 6 in civic engagement. New Jersey came in last place overall. Alaska takes the lead in the military engagement category with the highest number of veterans at 100.8 per 1,000 residents. That’s two times higher than New York, with 45.5 people. “[Joining the military] seems more like a cultural thing than a true ‘patriotism’ thing,” said Steven Greene, associate professor of political science at North Carolina State University. He drew the stark contrast between those in rural areas, like Alaska, and the south, where military service is disproportionately more “revered and culturally engrained” than the north. However, Theresa Martinez, associate professor of sociology at the University of Utah, says the military is more of an economic incentive. “A means to move out of poverty.”  The first category of civic engagement is voter turnout, as most Americans tout voting as a patriotic endeavor. When voting in the 2012 presidential election, Minnesota took the gold with a 74 percent voter turnout rate, while Arizona took last place at 38 percent. Alison Dagnes, a professor of political science at Shippensburg University, wants to encourage running for elected office and volunteering to work for the country, not just in the military. She calls running for state office or U.S. Congress a “worthy pursuit” that all Americans should consider. Another aspect of civic engagement in the report is Peace Corps participation, which Vermont leads at 59 people per 100,000 residents, 21 times higher than last place Mississippi.)

 

WALLETHUB
— 2016’s Most Patriotic States – Richie Bernardo  (DIERSEN: As the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on Illinois tightens, Illinois is ranked as the 46th most patriotic state, that is, the 5th least patriotic state.  In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, which individuals, organizations, companies, and government entities take the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning patriotism? Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid, their operatives, and their dupes take the lead in demonizing me, in denigrating me, and in condemning me.)
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-patriotic-states/13680/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Expressions of American pride come in many forms — some as simple as Fourth of July fireworks, others as courageous as the sacrifice made by the men and women in our armed forces. The list goes on and on, from exercising one’s right to vote, buying American-made goods (especially apple pie) and even paying taxes. However, it appears that patriotism has been waning in recent years. While 38% of Americans said the U.S. was the best country in the world in 2011, that number fell to 28% in 2014. So one must wonder: What’s at the heart of our patriotic pouting, and where is this problem most pronounced? It’s clear that some states bleed more red, white and blue than others, so we set out to quantify these differences by examining 12 key metrics that collectively speak to issues such as military engagement, voting habits and civil-education requirements. The results, as well as expert commentary and a detailed methodology, can be found below.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— McHenry gun shop raffle to benefit Orlando victims canceled amid legal questions – Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-gun-shop-gun-raffle-orlando-shooting-met-20160701-story.html
— New College of DuPage president begins term, faces tall tasks – Erin Chan Ding
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-college-dupage-rondeau-starts-st-0703-20160701-story.html
— Naperville touted among safest U.S. cities for kids  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that focus on bringing criminals into your precinct, into your municipality, into your county, into Illinois, and into America?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-safe-city-list-st-0701-20160701-story.html
— China’s bullying instincts on display – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Who are the biggest bullies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois.  Who do these bullies hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives or dupes for?  They almost always hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives or dupes for whoever has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-hongkong-bookseller-jinping-china-beijing-edit-0702-md-20160630-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ex-Gov. Jim Edgar aims to cash in on state’s cash woes – Chris Fusco and Tim Novak
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs-ex-gov-jim-edgar-aims-to-cash-in-on-states-cash-woes/
— Why do they hate Hillary Clinton? – Mona Charen  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents are nasty.  Who promotes hatred against you?  The following promote hatred against me AND I TAKE IT AS A BADGE OF HONOR: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/mona-charen-why-do-they-hate-hillary-clinton/

 

WBEZ
— Lawmakers Hash Out A Deal But Effects Of Impasse Remain – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/lawmakers-hash-out-a-deal-but-effects-of-impasse-remain/e2a3c90a-5bc6-41a7-be2c-4afced24b4f0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton to attack Trump over bankruptcies  Presumptive candidate to visit Atlantic City Wednesday – CNN  (DIERSEN: Most, if not many, if not virtually all of the operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents have severe financial problems.  What does that say about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-to-attack-trump-over-bankruptcies
— Hillary Clinton raises $68 million in June  Clinton holds wide financial lead over Trump – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/hillary-clinton-raises-68-million-in-june

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— 80.8 percent of Lisle High School’s 2015 graduating class enrolled in college  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who graduated with you from high school earned a college degree?)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510933432-80-8-percent-of-lisle-high-school-s-2015-graduating-class-enrolled-in-college

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AND THE TOP FIVE POSSIBLE TRUMP RUNNING MATES ARE …
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/and-the-top-five-possible-trump-running-mates-are-.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— A PRIMER FOR BLACK PRO-SEGREGATIONISTS – Ben Kinchlow
http://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/a-primer-for-black-pro-segregationists/

 

CHRISTIAN TODAY
— What reasons would draw Americans to church? Survey reveals – Jonah Hicap (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents are nasty.  What do you say to my critics/opponents who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or who give money to a church a) to legitimize themselves, b) to give themselves credibility, c) to give themselves license to sin, d) to make money, e) to get elected or reelected to a government or political position, and/or d) to give themselves standing to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn those like me who do not follow in their footsteps?)
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/what.reasons.would.draw.americans.to.church.survey.reveals/89665.htm

 

GOPUSA
— Chicago’s killing season
http://www.gopusa.com/chicagos-killing-season/?omhide=true
— Will cooler heads prevail on the RNC Rules Committee?
http://www.gopusa.com/will-cooler-heads-prevail-on-the-rnc-rules-committee/
— Sheriff David Clarke: Black ‘Lies’ Matter
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11993
— What will it take for the left to admit the truth?  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that encourage those who anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors to come to America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11965
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Several decades in, and many thousands dead later, the feckless liberals at MSNBC had a pertinent question, following the Turkey airport attack Tuesday. “Is there a pattern to recent terror attacks?” the network asked on Twitter. Wow. Not even the goofy sit-in by congressional Democrats, or their calls for domestic gun control after Orlando, exposes the barren intellectual wasteland of modern liberalism quite like that moronic question from a national television network. “When Muslims show up chanting Allah, have bombs, guns, people die, my guess is there is a pattern,” one Twitter user responded. Led by the president of the United States — dogged in his determination to personally rehabilitate radical Islam by pretending it doesn’t exist, no matter how many innocent people have to die — American liberals have performed mental gymnastics to look past the blood and the carnage and the chants of “Allahu Akbar” and the repeated declarations of jihad and radical Islamic motivations. “It’s a hate crime!” they protest. “Americans hate gays!” “It’s guns!” As others have noted, it’s easier in the eyes of American liberals for a man to identify as a woman than for a Muslim radical to identify as a Muslim radical. The inanity of American liberals has gotten so bad that terror group al-Qaida has instructed its followers to only target the West’s majority whites — so their attacks in the name of Islam aren’t confused with “hate crimes” aimed at ethnicity or sexual orientation. Even the terrorists are tearing their hair out trying to get through to liberals. Far-left Bill Maher has stood nearly alone in Liberal-land, decrying what radical Muslims have done and are doing to women, gays and others whom American liberals usually protect and defend, but have not in the face of radical Islam. After the Paris attacks, Maher said he’s winning liberal audiences over to his point of view. “You have dared to challenge liberals to stand by their values,” a self-avowed liberal feminist Muslim woman told him. “I’m winning a lot of them over,” Maher replied. “It’s amazing how they used to boo me, and now they don’t.” He’s not winning quickly enough — nor is the U.S. in its fight against the jihadists and their ISIS safe haven in the rubble of Iraq and Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry absurdly tried to spin Tuesday’s Turkey attack, which killed over 40 and injured over 200 others. He tried to argue that the attack was a sign that ISIS is losing. Yes. And if we just restricted Americans’ access to guns, ISIS might really be on the run! As much as we endorse the power of positive thinking, it has to be based on reality. You have to live in the real world. You cannot bend spoons with your mind, and you cannot bend the world to your liking with the force of your will. American guns did not cause the attack in Istanbul. Neither did homophobia have anything to do with it. Will the bombs in Turkey wake anybody up? This willful ignorance would be laughable if it didn’t weren’t so doggone dangerous. You cannot defeat an enemy that you won’t even acknowledge exists. Say it with us: Radical. Islamic. Terrorism.)

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Students for Trump’ Face Mockery, Threats of Violence on College Campuses – Leigh Munsil  (DIERSEN: Who will protect the Trump supporters from the anti-Trumps on your block, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  What do those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois say about Trump and Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/01/students-for-trump-face-mockery-threats-of-violence-on-college-campuses/
— Democrats Mention Trump a Record 35 Times in Party Platform – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/01/democrats-mention-trump-a-record-35-times-in-party-platform/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Judges as Trump’s conservative trump card – W. JAMES ANTLE III
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/judges-as-trumps-conservative-trump-card/article/2595478

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How Unpatriotic Is Donald Trump?”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/how-unpatriotic-is-donald_b_10775828.html

 

ABC NEWS
— Donald Trump: Republican National Convention Speaking Slots ‘Totally Filled’ – MICHAEL FALCONE  (DIERSEN: Have you ever served as the chairman of a political organization?  I served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned all the speakers who I recruited. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes as such unmitigated losers, THEY COULD NOT RECRUIT THE DEVIL TO SPEAK IN HELL.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-republican-national-convention-speaking-slots-totally/story?id=40298761

 

REUTERS
— Can the Democratic Party kick its celebrity habit? – KATHRYN CRAMER BROWNELL
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-election-democrats-celebrities-commen-idUSKCN0ZH5V8

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Does More Security at Airports Make  Us Safer or Just Move the Targets? – LARRY BUCHANAN, JENNIFER DANIEL and ADAM PEARCE  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that encourage those who anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors to come to America?)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/07/01/world/airport-security-around-the-world.html
— Unpredictability Is Hallmark of Convention to Crown Donald Trump – JEREMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-convention.html
— Can Old-Style Politics Beat Donald Trump?  Mr. Trump, the candidate who has broken every modern campaign rule, could give Hillary Clinton a harder fight than his struggles this month suggest. – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/opinion/can-old-style-politics-beat-donald-trump.html
— An L.G.B.T. Watchdog at the United Nations – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Now soon, if not already, will the United Nations call for the immediate conquest and the immediate destruction of all countries that do not promote L.G.B.T. activity?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/opinion/an-lgbt-watchdog-at-the-united-nations.html
— There Are Conservative Professors. Just Not in These States. – Gray Matter (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/opinion/sunday/there-are-conservative-professors-just-not-in-these-states.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: WHEN I began teaching at Sarah Lawrence College in 2010, my colleagues would joke that I was a “targeted hire” because I didn’t express uniformly left-wing political views. In most places I’d be considered a moderate, but in the campus context I might as well have been Ted Cruz.)
— New Cars Are Too Expensive for the Typical Family, Study Finds – ANN CARRNS (DIERSEN: Ever since my wife and I got married in 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if we had not given up trying to have children, if we had adopted, or if we had become foster parents a) we would never been able to afford to have 915 Court built in Wheaton, b) I would never had been able to afford to pay for tuition, books, etc. to earn job-related professional certifications and master’s degrees, new cars, collector cars, etc. and c) my wife would never been able to afford to pay for tuition, books, etc. to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/your-money/new-cars-are-too-expensive-for-the-typical-family-study-finds.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/were-better-than-that.html

 

WALL STRETT JOURNAL
— Bribes Are Still Illegal – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they have been offered bribes including lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, legislation that they want (like video gambling), and lots more if they succeed in getting rid of me.  Most, if not many, if not virtually all of the operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents have severe financial problems.  What does that say about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/bribes-are-still-illegal-1467413541
— Teaching the ‘Habits of Democracy’ – Joseph Rago  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors USE DEMOCRACY TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/teaching-the-habits-of-democracy-1467412549
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-day-i-got-my-green-card-1467385905
— Soaring Child-Care Costs Squeeze Families – ERIC MORATH  (DIERSEN: Ever since my wife and I got married in 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if we had not given up trying to have children, if we had adopted, or if we had become foster parents a) we would never been able to afford to have 915 Court built in Wheaton, b) I would never had been able to afford to pay for tuition, books, etc. to earn job-related professional certifications and master’s degrees, new cars, collector cars, etc. and c) my wife would never been able to afford to pay for tuition, books, etc. to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/soaring-child-care-costs-squeeze-families-1467415411
— FRONT PAGE: Treasury Yields Touch Historic Lows Amid Brexit Fallout – SAM GOLDFARB, JON SINDREU and  MIN ZING  (DIERSEN: The 10-year treasury rate hit an all-time high of 15% in June of 1981. Ever since then, I have “gone long” as far as possible with my and with my wife’s fixed rate investments.  Because of that, our net worth is many hundreds of thousands of dollars higher.  Most, if not many, if not virtually all of the operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents have severe financial problems.  What does that say about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/treasury-yields-hit-historic-lows-amid-brexit-fallout-1467414740

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Hillary Clinton Is Spending $500,000 Per Day on Ads  Trump, meanwhile, isn’t spending a dime. – Alicia Adamczyk
http://time.com/money/4391040/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-ad-spending/

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— 5 Top Made-in-America Products  Celebrate the Fourth of July with these all-American (or virtually all-American) brands. – Daniel B. Kline  (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries that ever-increasingly paint themselves as being anti-American?)
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/07/01/5-top-made-in-america-products.aspx

July 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: This evening, the Illinois Republican Party notified the news media that Governor Bruce Rauner and Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti will walk in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade.  Previously, the Wheaton Park District announced that U.S. Senator Mark Kirk; State Senator Mike Connelly and State Representative Jeanne Ives; State Representative Peter Breen; DuPage County Board candidate Tim Elliott, DuPage County Board member Amy Grant, and DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in the parade. For the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they are a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade. 22 DuPage Republicans have pledged $2,500: $250 from Chris Nybo; $150 from Liam Brennan, Dave Diersen, and Phil Suess; and $100 each from Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Jeanne Ives, Richard Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Bob Lyon, Deanne Mazzochi, James Mendrick, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay. The DuPage County Republican contribution has been designated for the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums $1,000 entry, the Wheaton North High School Band $600 entry, and the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Band $600 entry. I have hand-delivered to residences and businesses in Wheaton 500 flyers that promote the parade, Republican participation in the parade, and Republican sponsorship of the parade and fireworks.  Be sure and stop by the DuPage County Republican booth at the fireworks.)
https://gopillinois.com

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Fourth of July doesn’t work on Democrats  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who discourages Republicans from participating in Independence Day Parades and who discourages people from watching Independence Day Parades?  ANSWER: Those who are anti-patriotic, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23485
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We conservatives often bemoan the commercialization and secularization of our traditional holidays.  Christmas – or should we say the Winter Holiday – now begins around November 15, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are occasions for mattress sales, not solemn commemorations of the sacrifices made to preserve our way of life. Now comes news from researchers at Harvard University that the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism. The good news is it only seems to work on Republicans. According to the study by Andreas Madestam and David Yanagizawa-Drott, “There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization.” The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations: *When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent. *Celebrating Independence Day raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent. *Celebrating the 4th of July boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent. *What’s more, the impact isn’t fleeting. “Surprisingly, the estimates show that the impact on political preferences is permanent, with no evidence of the effects depreciating as individuals become older,” said the Harvard report. It is worth noting that many of the grievances the Founders outlined in the Declaration of Independence had to do with taxes and big government, charges we regularly level at Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, so perhaps it is understandable that the sentiments commemorated on July 4th don’t resonate with establishment Democrats as much as they do with conservatives. However, we are not sure that turning children into establishment Republicans is a good thing; they might find themselves, like Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, drawn to doubling the national debt, pork barrel spending, endless and inconclusive wars and bringing vast numbers of anti-constitutional immigrants to our country. Given that movement conservatives are the last remaining American political movement to fully embrace the values and guidance of the Declaration of Independence, it seems to us that if there was ever a time for Americans to recall exactly why we declared our independence it is this Fourth of July.)
— Cruz Nails Obama Willful Blindness To Muslim Terrorism And Its Goals – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23486
— Presidential Horse Race 2016: When does opposing Donald Trump become a moral issue? – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23484

 

CBS2
— Indiana Governor Meeting With Trump, Amid Veep Speculation – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/01/indiana-governor-meeting-with-trump-veep-discussions-to-ensue/

 

NBC5
— Chicago Raises Minimum Wage to $10.50  “Anybody who works in the City of Chicago should be able to afford to live and raise a family here,” Emanuel said. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chicagos-Raises-Minimum-Wage-385228731.html
— Budget Battle Sees Relief, but No End in Sight – Carol Marin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-430P-PKG-DEEP-DISH_Chicago-385260651.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage County eyes merging Election Commission, clerk’s office – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-election-clerk-merge-st-0703-20160701-story.html
— Rauner bends on budget, lives to fight another day on ‘turnaround agenda’ – Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-mike-madigan-budget-met-0703-20160703-story.html
— Democrats should reject Bernie Sanders’ demands – William M. Daley
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-bernie-sanders-democratic-party-demands-20160701-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump in Chicago before GOP convention; now fundraising with RNC – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-in-chicago-before-gop-convention-now-fundraising-with-rnc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee announced the expansion of joint fundraising efforts on Friday, tapping veteran powerhouse GOP fundraisers and donors Ron Gidwitz and Liz Uihlein to be the Illinois “Victory” finance chairs. Trump is expected to hit Chicago for fundraising by mid-July, before the start of the Republican Convention in Cleveland on July 18.)
— Ex-Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle says aloha to Rauner administration – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/former-hawaii-gov-linda-lingle-says-aloha-rauner-administration/
— Answer that phone when suicidal veterans reach out – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty.  My nastier Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government reminded my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I had avoided the draft, and that because of that, someone less privileged than me was injured or killed in Vietnam.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-answer-the-phone-when-suicidal-veterans-reach-out/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Appellate court reinstates Bianchi’s malicious-prosecution suit – Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160701/news/160709809/
— Tom Cullerton secures additional $14 million for DuPage County schools
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160701/submitted/160709928/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who benefits from stopgap state budget? – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who benefited from GAO’s dramatic downsizing during the 1980s and 1990s? ANSWER: GAO’s employees who were Democrat, minority, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160701/NEWS02/160709980/who-benefits-from-stopgap-state-budget
— The good news and the bad news on that stopgap state budget – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160701/ISSUE07/160639987/the-good-news-and-the-bad-news-on-that-stopgap-state-budget

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Will budget stalemate resume in January? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160701/will-budget-stalemate-resume-in-january
— Former Hawaii Gov. Lingle leaves Rauner administration; new EPA head also named – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160701/former-hawaii-gov-lingle-leaves-rauner-administration-new-epa-head-also-named
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Illinois medical marijuana program gets boost from Rauner approval – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160701/illinois-medical-marijuana-program-gets-boost-from-rauner-approval

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— No independent candidates file for county offices – Derek Beigh  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, in Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold a government office or a political office as a Republican.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/elections/no-independent-candidates-file-for-county-offices/article_61491f4b-fe76-5b37-bfe5-59a5d5d9e63b.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump adds high-powered GOP fundraisers  July fundraising numbers expected to improve over June – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-adds-highpowered-gop-fundraisers
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Additions to Trump’s team include Oklahoma energy executive Larry Nichols; Todd Christie, the brother of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a finalist for Trump’s vice president; David Fischer, a top auto manufacturer in Michigan and a major RNC donor; longtime GOP fundraiser Ron Gidwitz, of Chicago; Francis Rooney, the former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican; Brian Ballard, a prominent Florida lobbyist; and Larry Mizel, a Colorado real estate titan active in the Jewish fundraising world.)
— Sanders: ‘I do not hate Secretary Clinton’ – CNN (DIERSEN: Some of my critics/opponents might admit that they hate me, especially those who have threatened physical violence against me. But the rest would falsely deny that they hate me.  They blame me for their problems, they blame me for your problems, they blame me for my problems, and they blame me for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/sanders-i-do-not-hate-secretary-clinton
— New Trump hire splits after two weeks  Kevin Kellems resigned Thursday – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/new-trump-hire-splits-after-two-weeks

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS MAKE BUDGET PROGRESS, BUT IS IT ENOUGH? – Editorial
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2016/07/01/illinois-lawmakers-make-budget-progress-enough/62281

 

CHICAGOIST
— No One Is Really Celebrating The State’s Stopgap Budget Deal
http://chicagoist.com/2016/07/01/not_many_are_celebrating_the_stopga.php#photo-1

 

CHICAGO MONITOR
— Chicago Arab and Muslim Organizations Boycott and Protest Mayor Emanuel’s Community Iftar – Muhammad Sankari
http://chicagomonitor.com/2016/07/chicago-arab-and-muslim-organizations-boycott-and-protest-mayor-emanuels-community-iftar/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— POST-MORTEM: WHAT’S IN ILLINOIS’ STOPGAP BUDGET? – Heather Weiner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/post-mortem-whats-in-illinois-stopgap-budget/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MRS. UIHLEIN AND MR. GIDWITZ SIGN ONTO TRUMP FINANCE TEAM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/mrs-uihlein-and-mr-gidwitz-sign-onto-trump-finance-team.html
— 11TH CD COULD BE A RACE TO WATCH IN NOVEMBER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/11th-cd-could-be-a-race-to-watch-in-november.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— It’s already getting super ugly
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/01/its-already-getting-super-ugly/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— Roskam Slams ‘Shameful’ Boeing Deal with Iran  Boeing forsaking American values, trying “to make a quick buck.” – JENNA LIFHITS
http://www.weeklystandard.com/lawmaker-slams-shameful-boeing-deal-with-iran/article/2003109

 

GOPUSA
— Rumor: Gingrich, Christie top Trump’s running mate list
http://www.gopusa.com/rumor-gingrich-christie-top-trumps-running-mate-list/
— Trump: Candidates who violated RNC loyalty pledge disgraceful
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11956
— The Embrace of Socialism — Despite Its Track Record
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11916
— Brexit Shows Us The Future — And It’s Great
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11914

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Never Trump’ Advocates Look for Loopholes to Unbind RNC Delegates — but Will It Work? – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/01/never-trump-advocates-look-for-loopholes-to-unbind-rnc-delegates-but-will-it-work/

 

POLITICO
— Trump, RNC expand fundraising operation – Nick Gass
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-rnc-fundraising-225042
— Top conservative looks to shake up RNC  Ken Cuccinelli is pushing a proposal that would strip the Republican National Committee chairman of much of his power and give it to the committee’s members. – Alex Isenstadt and Shane Goldmacher
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/ken-cuccinelli-republican-national-convention-225039

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Here’s The Draft Democratic Party Platform – Peter Dreier
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/heres-the-draft-democrati_b_10778090.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here’s the draft of the Democratic Party platform. It is dramatically more progressive than the 2012 version. The nation’s political center of gravity has changed. Thanks to grassroots movements like Occupy Wall Street, the Fight for 15, the Dreamers, Black Lives Matter, .350 (fossil fuel divestment), struggles over women’s rights, LGBT rights, voting rights, and gun violence, along with the Sanders insurgency, the Democratic Party has shifted leftward. While progressive’s won’t be happy with everything in here, this draft platform is a reflection of that reality. Remember, this is still a draft — what the drafters call “deliberative and predecisional.” But it is definitely a great step forward.)
— President Trump’s Federal Employees Wouldn’t Be Able To Stay At Most Trump Hotels  The properties are missing from a federal list of hotels approved for fire safety. – Ben Walsh
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-hotels-fire-safety_us_57752ed5e4b0bd4b0b13b378

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Nations Hinder U.S. Effort to Deport Immigrants Convicted of Crime – RON NIXON
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/us/homeland-security-immigrants-criminal-conviction.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The 99% Got a Raise Last Year, But Not Enough to Dent Rising Inequality  The uptick for the bottom 99% was the best since 1999 – ANNA LOUIE SUSSMAN
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/01/the-99-got-a-raise-last-year-but-not-enough-to-dent-rising-inequality/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Cities Bill Trump for the High Cost of Rallies  The campaign has reimbursed at least one, but others wait. – Kate Smith and Jennifer Epstein
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-30/trump-rallies
— The Long Road to Immigration Reform  The Supreme Court’s decision this week kicks the can to 2017. – Josh Eidelson and Karen Weise
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-30/the-long-road-to-immigration-reform

 

GAO
— Celebrating 95 Years of Accountability (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO 1980-1997, and the last 11 years of which, at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427 a year).)
https://blog.gao.gov/2016/07/01/celebrating-95-years-of-accountability/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Unions Push Democrats to Embrace Federal Employees’ Priorities in Party Platform – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.)
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2016/07/unions-push-democrats-embrace-federal-employees-priorities-party-platform/129593/?oref=river

 

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— Tax Pros Highlight the IRS’s Biggest Challenges – JEFF STIMPSON
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-practice/tax-pros-highlight-the-irss-biggest-challenges-78573-1.html

 

THE TELEGRAPH
— Women at Facebook were ordered not to wear ‘distracting’ clothing, former employee claims – James Titcomb
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/07/01/women-at-facebook-were-ordered-not-to-wear-distracting-clothing/

July 1 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Obviously, there is a media blackout (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_blackout) concerning Republican participation in the 2016 Wheaton Independence Day Parade. The news media knows full-well that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade, and that this year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.  Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc. do not want anyone to know the aforesaid? – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CLARE WOODS ACADEMY & CUPERTINO HOME IN 2016 WHEATON PARADE –“CELEBRATION” – Mike Gresk
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-clare-woods-academy-cupertino-home-in-2016-2016-06-30-story.html
— Rauner ‘turnaround agenda’ isn’t shelved — just on hiatus until after November election – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-budget-impasse-aftermath-20160630-story.html
— Illinois bonds gain as state moves to temporarily halt impasse – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-illinois-afc6a698-3ee2-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb-20160630-story.html
— Brits getting taste of what America experienced 240 years ago – Bill Mego
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-mego-column-st-0701-20160630-story.html
— Illinois unemployment agency expanding help for jobseekers – AP  (DIERSEN: Are/were you unemployed?  Constructively, because of my Democrat GAO superiors, I have been unemployed since 1997.  In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors were paying me $120,427/year in today’s dollars (GS-13 Step 10). By their actions, my Democrat GAO superiors made it extremely clear that they did not want me to get a job that was appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license or that paid anything close to $120,427 in today’s dollars. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-il–illinois-unemployment-services-20160630-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner signs bill extending medical marijuana program – AP  (DIERSEN: Pot pushers are overjoyed. How soon will the following be stoners: a) you, b) your spouse, c) your children, d) your grandchildren, e) your parents, f) your grandparents, g) your brothers and sisters, h) everyone else?  If you smoke pot, sooner or later, it will kill you or make you a ward of the state.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-extends-medical-marijuana-program/
— Rauner, legislators wise to slow down on the victory laps – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-rauner-legislators-wise-slow-down-on-victory-laps/
— Now let’s see teachers union share in the pain – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want the following to share the pain: those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-now-lets-see-teachers-union-share-in-the-pain/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers’ take on stopgap budget deal – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/160639882/
— Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot question – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/306309822/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160701/discuss/160709968/
— Lawmakers made encouraging budget progress, but we need and expect more – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160701/discuss/160709944/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner signs Illinois budget, but more work to do – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160630/BLOGS02/160639989/big-illinois-state-budget-deal-moving-in-springfield

 

ABC7
— GOVERNOR SIGNS STOPGAP BUDGET FOR ILLINOIS – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/governor-signs-stopgap-budget-for-illinois/1407940/

 

WTTW
— Race to be VP Pick Heats Up As Conventions Approach – Paul Caine  (GUESTS: Doug Ibendahl, Rebecca Sive, Andre Vasquez, and Pat Brady)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/06/30/race-be-vp-pick-heats-conventions-approach
http://video.wttw.com/video/2365794319/

 

DNA INFO
— ‘An Orlando Every Month’: Shootings Up 50 Percent In Chicago – Kelly Bauer
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160630/downtown/orlando-every-month-shootings-up-50-percent-chicago

 

ROBERT FEDER
— Reed, Herguth quit in BGA shakeup
http://www.robertfeder.com/2016/06/29/reed-herguth-out-in-bga-shakeup/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lawmakers approve stopgap spending deal, Rauner signs it – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160630/lawmakers-approve-stopgap-spending-deal-rauner-signs-it
— Stopgap was necessary, but not cause for celebration – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160630/our-view-stopgap-was-necessary-but-not-cause-for-celebration

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Workers to strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino  Despite the name, Trump no longer owns or runs the casino – Jethro Mullen and Chris Isidore
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/workers-to-strike-at-trump-taj-mahal-casino

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— A pro-gun control protest at North American Firearms in Lombard Thursday drew advocates from both sides of the issue: 5 photos
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/06/30/a-pro-gun-control-protest-at-north-american-firearms-in-lombard-thursday-drew-advocates-from-both-sides-of-the-issue-5-photos/dclh42h/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOISANS REVOLT AGAINST NATION’S HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinoisans-revolt-against-nations-highest-property-taxes/

 

ILINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO VIOLENCE REACHES NEW DEPTHS IN JUNE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/chicago-violence-reaches-new-low-in-june-.html
— THORNER: CONSTITUTIONAL SOUND BITES: QUICK AND EASY AMERICAN HISTORY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/thorner-constitutional-sound-bites-quick-and-easy-american-history.html

 

GOPUSA
— Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention after ACLU lawsuit
http://www.gopusa.com/cleveland-relaxes-rules-on-protest-marches-at-gop-convention-after-aclu-lawsuit/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Justice Clarence Thomas often stands alone as opinions set course for future – Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/30/clarence-thomas-often-stands-alone-as-opinions-set/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— RASMUSSEN: TRUMP LEADS CLINTON BY 4 POINTS
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/06/30/rasmussen-trump-leads-clinton-by-4-points/

 

BREITBART
— Like Father, Like Son: Mitt Romney Shivs Donald Trump Like his Dad Knifed Barry Goldwater – NEIL W. MCCABE
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/30/atlantic-like-father-like-son-mitt-knifes-donald-george-knifed-barry/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— Meet the RNC Member Trying to Stop the Effort to Stop Trump –  JENNA LIFHITS  (DIERSEN: Who wants to stop you?  The following want to stop me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/meet-the-rnc-member-trying-to-stop-the-effort-to-stop-trump/article/2003103

 

THE HILL
— Schock and awe: a Democrat, in defense of Aaron Schock – Jeremy Berry
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/286197-schock-and-awe-a-democrat-in-defense-of-aaron-schock

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Chris Christie Becomes Powerful Figure in Donald Trump Campaign – ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/us/politics/chris-christie-donald-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/is-the-trump-campaign-just-a-giant-safe-space-for-the-right.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/transgender-troops-protected-at-last.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at everyone that Republicans are racists and that they have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that minorities have.  How soon, if not already, will Democrats officially call for minorities to get rid of Republicans once and for all?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/opinion/the-state-of-race-in-america.html
— Why Guest Workers Are Easily Exploited – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/why-guest-workers-are-easily-exploited.html
— A ‘No Buy’ List for Guns Is a Bad Idea – JEFFREY KAHN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/a-no-buy-list-for-guns-is-a-bad-idea.html
— The Changing Face of Urban Power – Thomas B. Edsall  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the following have more power: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/opinion/campaign-stops/the-changing-face-of-urban-power.html
— The Coming Political Realignment  How Trump is smashing everything. – David Brooks
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/opinion/the-coming-political-realignment.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— $3.1 billion – at least — lost in bogus tax refunds to ID thieves in 2014 – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/01/3-1-billion-lost-to-id-theft-tax-fraudsters-in-2014-at-least/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even during this era of cyber-insecurity, here’s a chilling figure: 3.1 billion. That’s the number of dollars the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paid in bogus tax refunds in 2014 because of identity theft refund fraud, according to the Government Accountability Office. The IRS has a Taxpayer Protection Program (TPP) that sounds like it should provide security. It does, but not enough to prevent IRS from paying $30 million to identity theft fraudsters in 2014, based on the 1.6 million screened by the program.  That’s just one of the ways Uncle Sam fights identity theft fraud. About 7,200 of them were bogus. In total, IRS processed more than 150 million individual tax returns in 2015. Overall, the GAO report indicates the IRS does a decent job of detecting and stopping ID fraud, which is a big business. Crooks attempted to get $25.6 billion from bogus refunds in 2014. The IRS beat them most of the time, stopping or recovering the theft of $22.5 billion, 88 percent of the attempted pillage. But in the remaining cases, crooks got the $3.1 billion. That could be a low-ball estimate, however. GAO says the IRS might have been beaten an unknown number of times for an undetermined amount of money by undetected cheating.)
— What the 1880s tell us about why the rich are moving to cities today – Emily Badger  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, big cities are more and more and more crime-plagued, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/what-the-1880s-tell-us-about-why-the-rich-are-moving-to-cities-today/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Disunited State of America  As nations grow richer, birth rates fall and immigrant labor rises—robbing workers of a sense of security and sowing cultural conflict. – GEORGE MELLOAN  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and who have always been privileged in your precinct, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America who never sought jobs like I had doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assemble line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies BECAUSE THOSE JOBS WERE BENEATH THEM?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-disunited-state-of-america-1467327827

 

USA TODAY
— Survey: Americans’ support of 1st Amendment strong – Roger Yu  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to abolish the 1st Amendment.  They want the power to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out, and if not that, to dictate which articles I link to in the emails, what upcoming events I list in the emails, and what my comments, if any, are in the emails.  Because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, the focus on getting rid of me.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/30/survey-americans-support-1st-amendment-strong/86564972/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: USA TODAY poll: Americans see Brexit anger as widespread – Susan Page and Fernanda Crescente
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/30/poll-americans-brexit-anger-widespread/86546786/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Brexit earthquake isn’t just British. Americans by an overwhelming 4-1 margin agree that the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union was a sign of anger and dissatisfaction that can be seen in other countries, including the United States, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll. Just 16% call it an isolated referendum. “I think it is an indication of a broader feeling among people around the world, where they are feeling more and more helpless about controlling things in their own countries,” says Sandra Lueder, 68, of Cheshire, Conn., who plans to vote for Republican Donald Trump. She was among those surveyed. “I do happen to believe the refugee crisis and immigration were important components of things that people were unhappy about.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/30/poll-americans-citizenship-test/86559188/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats glorify and praise naturalized citizens of America and demonize, denigrate, and condemn natural-born citizens of America.
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/06/30/voices-naturalized-and-energized-to-vote/
— At Google, women and minorities still lag – Jessica Guynn  (DIERSEN: If Google really wants to achieve diversity, it should hire Charles Bowsher.  During the 1980s and 1990s, Bowsher had great success in getting rid of GAO’s employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like me.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/06/30/google-diversity-numbers-2016/86562004/
— Japan’s Toyota has the most made-in-the USA car: Camry – Chris Woodyard
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/06/29/survey-top-made–usa-cars-toyota-honda/86510052/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— The Politics of Intimidation  Donald Trump is trying to discredit the media to get what he wants. – Kenneth T. Walsh  (DIERSEN: Who tries to intimidate you?  Who tries to discredit you?  I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on intimidating me and discrediting me. Their operatives and their dupes talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and/or lots more if they get me to stop putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They talk and act like they are in bed with the Daily Herald and other Democrat newspapers.)
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-01/donald-trumps-campaign-against-the-media
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump is lashing out at the media again, trying to discredit his journalistic antagonists and undermine their attacks on his credibility. He is also expanding his communication team by hiring two veteran media strategists. Jason Miller will be his senior communications adviser and Michael Abboud will take charge of rapid response and “daily messaging.” These staff changes don’t signal a change in Trump’s bash-the-media approach but instead likely represent an effort to improve his spin and bypass or outmaneuver the mainstream media in more effective ways. This is more than a media issue. It’s actually reflective of a larger reality about Trump – his belief in the politics of intimidation. He has used intimidation throughout his career as a real-estate developer and dealmaker, attempting to bully and bulldoze his opposition in order to get his way. His attempts to elbow the media are part of that pattern. Trump and his aides recently banned reporters from Politico and the Guardian from his press conference and tour of a golf resort he owns in Scotland. Trump representatives said that these news organizations are biased against the Republican presidential candidate. But he has done this before. Among the organizations that he has blacklisted in the past – by refusing them admittance to Trump events – have been Buzzfeed, the Des Moines Register, The Washington Post and Univision. A recent poll by CNN/ORC found that nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Trump’s refusal to grant press credentials to news outlets he says are unfair. Seventy-one percent of voters including 53 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of independents and 87 percent of Democrats describe Trump’s decision to deny credentials as “inappropriate.”)

June 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SENDS STOPGAP BUDGET DEAL TO RAUNER – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-general-assembly-sends-stopgap-budget-deal-to-rauner/1407940/
NBC5
— General Assembly Passes Stopgap Budget Compromise  “Very important work has been accomplished after serious compromise and good faith efforts, but our job is not finished,” Speaker Madigan said Thursday. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-General-Assembly-Passes-Stopgap-Budget-Compromise-385046811.html
— Trump Has a 3 Percent Chance of Winning Illinois: Report  According to a new political analysis, the divisive billionaire is expected to receive 37 percent of the vote in Illinois – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Report-Clinton-Has-a-97-Percent-Chance-of-Winning-Illinois-in-November-385052091.html
CBS2
— With Budget Deal, State Can Finally Put Checks In Mail To Landlords – Jeremy Ross
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/30/with-budget-deal-state-can-finally-put-checks-in-mail-to-landlords/
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois OKs stopgap spending deal, Rauner will sign – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/167596473-story
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Stopgap budget passes — Rauner and Madigan signal fight not over – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/budget-bills-pass-illinois-house-amid-last-minute-drama/
— Ditka reaffirms support for Trump, rips GOPers who don’t – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/1985-chicago-bears/sneed-ditka-reaffirms-support-for-trump-rips-gopers-who-dont/
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage Chairman urges budget deal to keep road projects on track – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-roads-st-0701-20160630-story.html
— Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods urge Rauner to stop funding Route 53 extension study – Ronnie Wachter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/news/ct-bgc-route-53-tl-0707-20160630-story.html
— The stopgap lesson: Budgets are hard! – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-budget-illinois-stopgap-zorn-perspec-0701-jm-20160630-column.html
— Illinois’ budget and schools deal: Half a loaf? Not even. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-budget-rauner-madigan-cullerton–deal-edit-0701-jm-20160630-story.html
— Judge to issue ruling on Rauner-backed redistricting referendum by July 21 – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-remap-constitutional-amendment-legal-arguments-met-0701-20160630-story.html
— Going to college is worth it, new study says – Gail MarksJarvis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-recession-recovery-for-college-degrees-0630-20160630-story.html
— Taboos over talking politics at work loosen during divisive election season – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-talking-politics-at-work-0703-biz-20160629-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Who will spark the Republican delegate revolt against Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-republican-delegate-revolt-donald-trump-20160630-story.html
— Mayor Emanuel says Chicago schools will open on time this fall – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-state-budget-0701-20160630-story.html
— Donald Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ playbook – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-elizabeth-warren-pocahontas-20160630-story.html
— Trump’s VP pick? Gingrich, Christie are the leading candidates for running mate – Robert Costa, Karen Tumulty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-running-mate-20160630-story.html
DAILY HERALD
— DuPage improving information system for police, fire – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/160639901/
WSIL TV
— Utah Sen. Lee won’t endorse Trump – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32343498/the-latest-utah-sen-lee-wont-endorse-trump
REBOOT ILLINOIS
— ILLINOIS HOUSE AND SENATE APPROVE STOPGAP BUDGET; RAUNER EXPECTED TO SIGN – MADELEINE DOUBEK
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/30/whats-hot/madeleinedoubek/breaking-news-illinois-house-approves-stopgap-budget-illinois-senate-begins-debate/60657/
— FEISTY LAW FIRM FIGHTS FOR RAUNER’S AGENDA – KARI LYDERSEN
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/30/editors-picks/kari-lydersen/feisty-law-firm-fights-for-rauners-agenda/60671/
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Tobin Takes Jim Thompson to Task for Pension – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/06/30/jim-tobin-takes-jim-thompson-to-task-for-pension/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson, who in 1983 and 1989 engineered raising Illinois’ state personal and corporate income tax rates by 20 percent, will receive a generous increase to his lavish, gold-plated state pension on July 1, 2016, while Illinois residents on Social Security government pensions will see negligible increases to their own benefits next year. Thompson’s annual pension as of 2016 is $147,477. On July 1, his annual cost-of-living increase of 3% will boost his annual government pension by $4,424. Compare those figures to Social Security recipients, whose cost-of-living increase of two-tenths of one percent for 2017 was just recently announced. For those receiving a Social Security pension of $1,000 a month, that cost-of-living increase amounts to only $24 annually, or nearly one-hundred eight-five times less than that of Thompson. “It is obscene that tax-raiser Thompson is pulling in millions of dollars from the essentially bankrupt state pension fund, while retirees on Social Security pensions, whose earnings were taxed to prop-up his state pension fund, must get by with an increase of $2 or $3 a month in 2017,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). Under Thompson, the state personal income tax was raised from 2.5% to 3%, and the state corporate income tax to 7.3%, including the 2.5% personal property replacement-tax surcharge. “This is an example of how corrupt the Illinois government is and has always been,” said Tobin. “Thompson, who retired at age 55, and who has contributed only $84,996 to his pension plan, already has collected $2.5 million to date, and his estimated lifetime pension payout is $3.38 million. “He should be ashamed, Social Security pensioners and taxpayers alike should demand immediate reform.” To understand the tax burden Illinois taxpayers face due to unfunded government pension liabilities, see TUA’s 10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report.)
— What You Can Do to Stop Higher School Taxes TODAY – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/06/30/what-you-can-do-to-stop-higher-school-taxes-today/
ILLINOIS REVIEW
— STATE LEGISLATURE AGREES ON STOPGAP MEASURE TO KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN, SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE AND SENIORS AVAILABLE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/house-agrees-on-stop-gap-measure-to-keep-schools-open-services-for-vulnerable-and-seniors-available.html
— ROSKAM PUSHES HARDER ON BOEING DURING SPEECH AT NORTHROP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/roskam-pushes-harder-on-boeing-during-speech-at-northrop-.html
CAPITOL FAX
— BGA takes a look at an anti-union group  (DIERSEN: What do anti-union groups think of you?  My critics/opponents would stress to anti-union groups a) that I all the cars that I have bought since 1964 were made by union members, b) that I was a union member 1971-1980 while I worked for IRS, and c) that I was a union member 1966-1969 while I worked for the Post Office.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/06/30/bga-takes-a-look-at-an-anti-union-group/
— Comptroller Munger to “reassess” lawmaker pay delay
http://capitolfax.com/2016/06/30/comptroller-munger-to-reassess-lawmaker-pay-delay/
WASHINGTON TIMES
— Summit to test conservatives’ support of Trump ahead of convention – Valerie Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/30/donald-trump-faces-republican-support-test-at-west/
— Trump has been losing ground in the national polls because he’s losing support among Republicans. – Kelly Riddell  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which “Republicans” would rather have Clinton be our next President? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/30/donald-trumps-republican-problem/
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— OUTSTANDING: DOJ increasing penalty for hiring illegal immigrants
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/30/doj-increasing-penalty-for-hiring-illegal-immigrants.html
GOPUSA
— The GOP plot to stop Trump is real
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11863
— Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11866
— Brit indicted in Trump assassination attempt was here illegally
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11928
THE BLAZE
— Supreme Court Encourages Passage of Laws Targeting Christians for Discrimination – MARIO DIAZ
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/supreme-court-encourages-passage-of-laws-targeting-christians-for-discrimination/
CBS NEW YORK
— Trump Campaign Vetting Christie As Possible Republican Vice Presidential Nominee
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/06/30/donald-trump-chris-christie-vp/
NEWSMAX
— Donald Trump: ‘I’m Running Against Two Parties’ – Todd Beamon
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-running-against-two/2016/06/30/id/736584/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps cause American 401(k)s to lose $100 billion.
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/Hillary-Clinton-Donald-Trump-Brexit-401k/2016/06/29/id/736314/
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Americans encourage citizens of foreign countries to become refugees.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/world/americas/canada-syrian-refugees.html
DALLAS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Paulson, Armitage and George Will give conservatives more cover to dump Trump.”
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20160630-paulson-armitage-and-george-will-give-conservatives-more-cover-to-dump-trump.ece
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Outraged elites should listen to fed-up ‘Brexit’ supporters – Bonnie Blodgett
http://www.startribune.com/outraged-elites-should-listen-to-fed-up-brexit-supporters/385111561/
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— The ‘Dump Trump’ Effort Needs a Miracle – Ed Kilgore
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/dump-trump-effort-needs-a-miracle.html
TORQUE NEWS
— The 1st Ever Chevrolet Corvette was Built 63 Years Ago Today
http://www.torquenews.com/106/1st-ever-chevrolet-corvette-was-built-63-years-ago-today
WASHINGTON BLADE
— Caitlyn Jenner says Donald Trump ‘seems behind the LGBT community” – Mariah Cooper
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/06/30/caitlyn-jenner-says-donald-trump-seems-behind-lgbt-community/
WHEATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://www.wheatonchamber.com/events/details/food-on-the-fourth-7741
DOWNTOWN WHEATON ASSOCIATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the Downtown Wheaton Association would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://downtownwheaton.com/4th-of-july-wheaton-celebrations/

June 30 Morning Edition

CITY OF WHEATON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the City of Wheaton would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/
WHEATON PARK DISTRICT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the Wheaton Park District would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://wheatonparkdistrict.com/events/july4/
ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the Illinois Republican Party would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://illinois.gop/news/
DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the DuPage County Republican Party would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://dupagegop.org/category/news/
MILTON TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It would be great if the Milton Township Republican Central Committee would issue a press release that announced that Mark Kirk; Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti; Mike Connelly and Jeanne Ives; Peter Breen; Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee will be in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and that for the 11th consecutive year, DuPage Republicans will help sponsor the parade. This year, they will be a $2,500 Gold Celebration Partner for the fireworks and parade.
http://www.miltontwpgop.org/
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Illinois lawmakers, families of gun violence victims hold rally in Chicago – Scott Schneider
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/167543801-story
ABC7
— NAPERVILLE RANKED AMONG SAFEST CITIES TO RAISE CHILDREN (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries that encourage criminals to move into your precinct, into your municipality, into your township/ward, into your county, into Illinois, and into America?)
http://abc7chicago.com/family/naperville-ranked-among-safest-cities-to-raise-children/1407526/
NBC5
— Donald Trump Wants Consequences for GOP Rivals Not Endorsing Him  (DIERSEN: Have you supported Republican candidates in elections?  I should write a book about Republican candidates who lost elections and who blame me for their losses.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they would have won were it not for me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Donald-Trump-Wants-Consequences-for-GOP-Rivals-Not-Endorsing-Him-384999781.html
— Rauner, Lawmakers Reach Tentative Stopgap Funding Deal  Lawmakers will return to Springfield Thursday to potentially vote on a compromise that would keep the state government running for the next six months and fund schools for the upcoming fiscal year. – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Rauner-Lawmakers-Reach-Tentative-Stopgap-Funding-Deal-384942751.html
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Later Wednesday, Ditka said, “I spoke with Mr. Trump this afternoon and he invited me. But I don’t think I’m going to go.”  Still, he said, “The Republican Party has its head up its ass — if he’s the candidate, you’ve got to get behind him. It does the party no good. They’re a bunch of assholes.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-mike-ditka-donald-trump-republican-convention0-630-chicago-inc-20160629-story.html
— Protest at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s home  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have made it clear that if I sought a government office or a political office, they would have their operatives and their dupes protest at my home and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-protesters-at-governor-rauner-home-video-20160629-premiumvideo.html
— Trump’s overseas fundraising pitches draw complaints – Sean Sullivan and Max Bearak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-overseas-fundraising-20160629-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: July 4th weekend typically Chicago’s most violent – Kyle Bentle and Jonathon Berlin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-july-4-shootings-chicago-20160629-htmlstory.html
— Political numbers whiz predicts big Clinton win over Trump in Illinois this fall – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-illinois-margin-of-victory-donald-trump-20160629-story.html
— Brexit, Donald Trump show how elite lost touch with workaday voices – Ron Grossman  (DIERSEN: Who are the elite in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  The elites have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  How do they keep in “touch with workaday voices?” Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-brexit-trump-grossman-0630-20160629-story.html
DAILY HERALD
— Deal in Springfield to fund schools for a year? – Doug Graham and Lee Filas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160630/news/160639975/
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— A break in the acrimony? Some OK signs – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160629/bernard-schoenburg-break-in-acrimony-some-ok-signs
NORTHWEST HERALD
— McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval  McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval – AP  (DIERSEN: McConnell sides with those who are anti-White.  Therefore, does McConnell side with those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/06/29/mcconnell-bids-to-shelter-gop-senators-from-trump-upheaval/ak5dvea/
WBEZ
— Police Union Head: Gun Violence Owes Partly To ‘Disrespect’ For Cops – Chip Mitchell  (DIERSEN: Who encourages others to disrespect you?  The following encourage others to disrespect me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/police-union-head-gun-violence-owes-partly-to-disrespect-for-cops/87b5b2f5-bf49-4b9f-9b7b-162362d54ef1
WQAD
— Illinois has one day left to take action on budget before fiscal year ends – JENNA MORTON
http://wqad.com/2016/06/29/illinois-has-one-day-left-to-take-action-on-budget-before-fiscal-year-ends/
STATELINE
— Mark Zuckerberg is building a wall  Neighbors not happy – Hope King
http://www.mystateline.com/news/mark-zuckerberg-is-building-a-wall
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Springfield’s selfishness blamed for universities’ fiscal woes  (DIERSEN: Who blames you for their woes?  The following blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their woes, for your woes, for my woes, and for everyone’s woes: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510940432-springfield-s-selfishness-blamed-for-universities-fiscal-woes
RUSH LIMBAUGH
— There’s a High Probability Nate Silver Is Wrong Again About Donald Trump
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/06/29/there_s_a_high_probability_nate_silver_is_wrong_again_about_donald_trump
WASHINGTON TIMES
— When elitism creates a new populism  The privileged have no one to blame but themselves for Brexit and Trump – Victor Davis Hanson  (DIERSEN: Who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who are their operatives and who are their dupes?  Who do they glorify and praise?  Who do they demonize, denigrate, and condemn?)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/29/when-elitism-creates-a-new-populism/
NEWSMAX
— Trump on Rival Pledge Breakers: Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Run for Office – Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-rivals-broke-pledge/2016/06/29/id/736383/
BREITBART
— Donald Trump Slams Chamber of Commerce ‘Sinister’ Trade Agenda: They ‘Don’t Care’ About Working Americans – JULIA HAHN
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/29/donald-trump-slams-chamber-of-commerce-sinister-trade-agenda-they-dont-care-about-working-americans/
THE BLAZE
— Trump Surrogate Howie Carr Does Native American ‘War Whoop’ to Mock Warren – Leigh Munsil (DIERSEN: Who are the surrogates for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  How do these surrogates treat you?  I have never been, I am not now, and I never will be a surrogate for anyone.  I am a surrogate for the Republican Party platform, for the Illinois Republican Party platform, and for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/29/trump-surrogate-howie-carr-does-native-american-war-whoop-to-mock-warren/?ut
FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— WHITE PRIVILEGE, BLACK FATHERS – Patrick Hall
http://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/family/white-privilege-black-fathers/
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— School blinks in battle with campus conservatives, Breitbart’s Milo – Michelle Liebowitz
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/29/school-blinks-in-battle-with-campus-conservatives-breitbarts-milo.html
WORLD NET DAILY
— FEDERAL COURT ORDERS SCHOOLS TO END ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIAS  Awards $150,000 in case called ‘major victory’
http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/federal-court-orders-schools-to-end-anti-christian-bias/#!
THE HILL
— Bush World goes for Clinton, but will a former president? – Scott Wong  (DIERSEN: If you say that your are going to vote for Clinton, you are not a Republican, you never were a Republican, and you will never be a Republican. You are a Democrat plant, a Libertarian plant, a Green plant, or a RINO.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/285969-bush-world-goes-for-clinton-but-will-a-former-president
— ‘Never Trump’ plots its last stand – Jonathan Easley – 0
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/286054-never-trump-plots-its-last-stand
POLITICO
— Trump’s convention stars: His kids  The Trump children are set to play a central role on stage, and have been given a critical mission behind the scenes. – Hadas Gold
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trumps-convention-stars-his-kids-224969
— Trump skepticism hardens in GOP  Senate Republican leaders have been heartened, but the rank-and-file are still keeping their distance. – Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-gop-skeptics-224955
— Anxiety mounts over GOP convention’s security  Guns in protest zones and a still-unset security perimeter fuel worry about Trump’s coronation in Cleveland. – Kyle Cheney
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/anxiety-gop-conventions-security-224920
ABC NEWS
— Illinois Governor, Lawmakers Nearing Budget Deal – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/illinois-lawmakers-progress-made-stopgap-budget-40213230
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The G.O.P. Waits, and Waits, for Donald Trump to Grow Up.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/opinion/campaign-stops/the-gop-waits-and-waits-for-donald-trump-to-grow-up.html
— How Trump’s Campaign Could Redraw Voter Allegiances – Nate Cohn  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who work increasingly harder to drive the following out of the GOP: those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/upshot/how-trumps-campaign-could-redraw-voter-allegiances.html
WASHINGTON POST
— How many hats has Donald Trump bought, anyway? – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/29/how-many-hats-has-donald-trump-bought-anyway/
— Media use in America up a full hour over just last year – David Bauder
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/media-use-in-america-up-a-full-hour-over-just-last-year/2016/06/29/3c356a7c-3e0e-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The typical American adult is using media for a full hour a day more than just last year, with smartphones accounting for most of the increase. People spent an average of 10 hours, 39 minutes each day with smartphones, tablets, TV, radio, computers and video games during the first three months of 2016, according to a Nielsen company study released this week. It was nine hours, 39 minutes during the same period in 2015. Even these numbers are probably underestimated, since while Nielsen measures the amount of time spent online on smartphones, it doesn’t count texting, taking selfies or talking on the phone. Most Americans can sense the increase anecdotally given the ubiquity of smartphones. People stare at screens while waiting in line for fast food, riding in elevators or walking down the street. Retail outlets post signs pleading that phones be turned off. People check messages in bed before falling asleep, and reach for the devices upon waking up.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Really Drives Anti-Immigration Feelings – Greg Ip  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in the world a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America and b) glorify and praise the citizens of all the other countries in the world.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-really-drives-anti-immigration-feelings-1467223192
BLOOMBERG
— The Long Road to Immigration Reform  The Supreme Court’s decision this week kicks the can to 2017. – Josh Eidelson and Karen Weise  (DIERSEN: “Immigration reform” is code for giving U.S. citizenship to anyone who promises to vote for Democrats and/or who promises to work for less money than U.S. citizens will work for.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-30/the-long-road-to-immigration-reform
USA TODAY
— Excited over the future of journalism – Rem Rieder  (DIERSEN: From what I see, the overwhelming reason why people become journalists is to promote the Democrat Party platform.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2016/06/29/rieder-excited-over-future-journalism/86508446/
OMAHA WORLD HERALD
— Court caves in the name of ‘diversity’  The human tragedy amid all the legal evasions and frauds is that, while many laws and policies sacrifice some people for the sake of other people, affirmative action manages to harm blacks, whites, Asians and others, even if in different ways. – Thomas Sowell  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents reject Sowell.  My critics/opponents side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government. My critics/opponents agree with all the adverse actions a) that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) that my Democrat IRS superiors took against me including not promoting me beyond GS-13, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims, and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors toke against me including forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests.)
http://www.omaha.com/opinion/thomas-sowell-court-caves-in-the-name-of-diversity/article_5fe41840-e88f-568a-89b6-e50d1c4ad159.html
CHARLOTTE POST
— For minorities, the pain is still severe decade after housing peaked – AP
http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2016/06/25/national/for-minorities-the-pain-is-still-severe-decade-after-housing-peaked/
THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/30/donald-trump-can-still-win-and-he-ll-have-the-race-card-to-thank-if-he-does.html
AMERICAN PROSPECT
— What’s Next for the Progressive Movement? – GEORGE GOEHL (DIERSEN: From what I see, it is ramping up efforts to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://prospect.org/article/what%E2%80%99s-next-progressive-movement
MONEY MAGAZINE
— American Families Spent Less On College Last Year – Reuters  (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents provided me with room an board in their home in Crete during my first 2 years at UIC 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969.)
http://time.com/money/4387577/college-cost-spending-lower/
FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— 44 years in the trenches (DIERSEN: I was in the trenches for almost 30 years.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-report/2016/06/44-years-trenches/

June 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP HAS A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF BECOMING PRESIDENT – Nate Silver
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-has-a-20-percent-chance-of-becoming-president/1407156/
— LEGISLATORS ADJOURN, WILL RETURN THURSDAY FOR ILLINOIS BUDGET VOTES – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/legislators-adjourn-will-return-thursday-for-illinois-budget-votes/1406344/
— HOW MANY REPUBLICANS MARRY DEMOCRATS? – Eitan Hersh
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-many-republicans-marry-democrats/1405320/

 

NBC5
— Ditka on Whether or Not He Will Be at GOP Convention With Trump: ‘I Haven’t Made up My Mind Yet’
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Ditka-on-Whether-or-Not-He-Will-Be-at-GOP-Convention-With-Trump-I-Havent-Made-up-My-Mind-Yet-384929621.html
— Records Show Just How Much Illinois Owes in Utility Bills for Peoria
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/How-Much-Illinois-Owes-in-Utility-Bills-for-Peoria-384890861.html

 

CBS2
— After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In Springfield
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/29/after-yearlong-budget-impasse-optimism-growing-in-springfield/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ditka surprised to read that he’ll be at GOP convention with Trump – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-mike-ditka-donald-trump-republican-convention0-630-chicago-inc-20160629-story.html
— Abortion foes caught in a TRAP of their own making by U.S. Supreme Court ruling – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-abortion-texas-clinic-breyer-supreme-court-zorn-perspec-0629-jm-20160628-column.html
— Nearly half of U.S. workers consider themselves underemployed, report says – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: Are/were you underemployed? I became increasingly underemployed a) as I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) as I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) as I earned a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-underemployment-survey-0629-biz-20160628-story.html
— Return to the commuter rat race not as bad as it could be – Rob Manker (DIERSEN: Are/were you a commuter?  I was a commuter 1964-1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-manker-column-st-0629-20160628-story.html
— Making a life plan based on your DNA – Barbara Sadick  (DIERSEN: What did potential employers know about your parents’ health?  My potential employers knew that my father had type 1 diabetes from age 14 and had died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-genome-mapping-health-0622-20160620-story.html
— Cook County Board takes mostly symbolic whack at Chicago street violence – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cook-county-gun-violence-preckwinkle-20160628-story.html
— McHenry gun shop to raffle off AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando shooting victims – Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-orlando-shooting-gun-raffle–met-20160629-story.html
— To stop attacks here, stop Islamic State there – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-istanbul-airport-terrorism-islamic-state-edit-0630-jm-20160629-story.html
— Cook County Board referendum stirs city’s racial politics – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cook-county-board-recorder-of-deeds-met-0630-20160629-story.html
— Federal judge says politics not a factor in Emanuel security team selection – Marwa Eltagouri (DIERSEN: In government, everything is political.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rahm-emanuel-police-security-lawsuit-0630-20160629-story.html
— I don’t like Donald Trump. But he might get my vote. – Jim Ruth
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-hate-vote-hillary-clinton-20160629-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner, lawmakers tentatively agree on education, stopgap budget – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-legislators-reach-tentative-deal-four-budget-bills/
— Ditka politely declines Trump’s invitation – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/sneed-exclusive-ditka-politely-declines-trumps-invitation/
— Rauner, legislators reach tentative deal on budget bills – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-legislators-reach-tentative-deal-four-budget-bills/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: For Democrats, patriotism is defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/robert-reich-what-kind-of-patriot-are-you/
— Judge finds no politics in Emanuel’s bodyguard picks – Jon Seidel  (DIERSEN: In government, everything is political.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/judge-finds-no-politics-in-emanuels-bodyguard-picks/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Republicans report budget deal – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160629/news/160628874/
— Enough! Time for leaders, lawmakers to quit the politics and produce a budget – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160628/discuss/160629023/
— Kane County must make up difference on poor pension investment returns – Jim Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160629/news/160628888/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The deal that will get Illinois a stopgap budget – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160629/BLOGS02/160629794/lawmakers-set-to-vote-on-tentative-illinois-budget-deal
— More Springfield progress, but no budget deal . . . yet
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160629/BLOGS02/160629819/more-springfield-progress-but-no-budget-deal-yet

 

WBEZ
— Chicago Activists Ask Rauner’s Neighbors To Help Lobby For CPS Money – Dan Weissmann
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-activists-ask-rauners-neighbors-to-help-lobby-for-cps-money/498e9aae-855c-4fcf-a52f-5fcbaa7c7521

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Chicago, downstaters need to work together – Scott Reeder
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/06/28/reeder-chicago-downstaters-need-to-work-together/amnx1an/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pew poll: Trump at 9% with Europeans  Clinton earns much more positive marks among Europeans  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, foreign countries and their citizens want America to give them lots of money, to pander to them, to glorify them, to praise them, and to surrender America to them.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/pew-poll-trump-at-9-with-europeans

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Davis says more gun laws not needed – Lenore Sobota
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/davis-says-more-gun-laws-not-needed/article_bbaf338f-d50d-5518-bf43-31fcbad44ec2.html

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois newspapers tell Rauner, Democrats ‘Do Your Job’ – AP  (DIERSEN: What is your job?  My job is to a) put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening and b) maximize the Republican vote in DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9.  My critics/opponents would say my job is to give them money, to pander to them, to serve as one of their operatives, and/or to serve as one of their dupes.)
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-newspapers-tell-rauner-democrats-do-your-job/article_2c7cf1a5-4623-560a-a54e-2d17ffa89532.html

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEALINE: Foreign countries want America to put their interests ahead of America’s interests.
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32332055/north-america-leaders-urge-against-trumps-isolationism

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on ‘Daily Show’
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/06/29/video-rep-ron-sandack-appears-on-daily-show/a7gyuzx/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Term Limits: While Not A Panacea, Quinn & Rauner Advance Worthy Proposals (Part 2) – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/06/term-limits-while-not-a-panacea-quinn-rauner-advance-worthy-proposals-part-2/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER JACK RYAN CAMPAIGN STAFFER JASON MILLER SIGNS ON WITH TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/former-jack-ryan-campaign-staffer-signs-on-with-trump-.html
— MCCANN BREAKS WITH GOP AGAIN TO STAND WITH SEIU DAYCARE WORKERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/mccann-breaks-with-gop-again-to-stand-with-seiu-daycare-workers.html
— ROMANO: DID A TAX-EXEMPT GAY RIGHTS GROUP HOST A PARTISAN PARADE ATTACK?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/romano-did-a-tax-exempt-gay-rights-group-host-a-partisan-parade-attack.html
— SYVERSON POINTS TO CHICAGO POLITICIANS AS THE CULPRITS BLOCKING BUDGET PROGRESS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/syverson-points-to-chicago-politicians-as-the-culprits-blocking-budget-progress.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cleveland approves $50 million in ‘protest insurance’ for GOP convention – Jennifer Harper
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/29/inside-the-beltway-cleveland-approves-50-million-i/

 

GOPUSA
— Obama’s transgender restroom mandate bombs with voters
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11770

 

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Hearing Witness Involved In FBI Training ‘Purge’: No Such Thing As Radical Islam – Kerry Picket
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/senate-hearing-witness-involved-in-fbi-training-purge-no-such-thing-as-radical-islam/

 

NATIONALREVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Trump’s Anti-‘Globalism’ Is Anti–Free Trade.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437277/donald-trump-free-trade

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Questions Arise Concerning First Lady’s ‘Girl-Power’ Trip With Daughters – Fred Maxwell J
http://www.westernjournalism.com/questions-arise-concerning-first-ladys-girl-power-trip-with-daughters/

 

BREITBART
— Shock Poll: Trump/Clinton Dead Heat, Long Hot Summer Ahead – ALEX SWOYER
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/29/shock-poll-trumpclinton-dead-heat-long-hot-summer-ahead/

 

THE BLAZE
— Facebook CEO Builds 6-Ft Wall Around Hawaii Property — and Neighbors Don’t Like It – Jon Street
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/29/facebook-ceo-builds-6-ft-wall-around-hawaii-property-and-neighbors-dont-like-it/

 

REUTERS
— Briton indicted on weapons charges over Trump rally incident
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-indictment-idUSKCN0ZF2ZT

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Three Amigos’ take on Trumpism at North American summit – Gregory Korte
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/29/three-amigos-trump-trade-immigration-north-american-summit/86525134/
— Front Page: Swiss deny citizenship to Muslim girls who balked at swimming with boys – Helena Bachmann
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/28/swiss-deny-citizenship-muslim-girls-who-balked-swimming-boys/86469658/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Cinton’s Liberal Temptation: Will she use Trump’s unpopularity to bridge our political divides or to advance a polarizing agenda? – Michael Wear
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/29/temptation-hillary-clinton-warren-evangelical-brownback-unifier-bible-study-senate-new-york-lgbt-olumn/86288776/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Candidates Lead on Negative Voter Views Neil King Jr.
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/06/28/welcome-to-the-ultimate-hold-your-nose-election/
— Out of the Brexit Turmoil: Opportunity  Europe should not treat Britain as a prison escapee but as a potential compatriot. And the U.S. has a vital role to play. – HENRY A. KISSINGER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/out-of-the-brexit-turmoil-opportunity-1467151419
— How to Find Out What the Boss Really Thinks of You – SUE SHELLENBARGER  (DIERSEN: My bosses in the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to think negatively of me and of those who shared my demographics, that is, those who were Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-find-out-what-the-boss-really-thinks-of-you-1467138157

 

June 29 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Independent Map Amendment would not harm racial representation – Brian J. Gaines  (DIERSEN: What about political affiliation representation?  What about national origin representation?  What about age representation?  What about religious representation?  What about income/net worth representation?  What about etc. representation?  Germandering promotes segregation.  Where you live and where you have lived say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.  What do you say to those who hate Christian, conservative, and/or Republican principles, but who hypocritically move to and stay in areas that are Christian, conservative, and/or Republican to take advantage of the safety and prosperity that Christian, conservative, and/or Republican values create?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-independent-map-amendment-minorities-perspec-0629-md-20160628-story.html
— Chicago Public Schools set to make $669 million pension payment – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cps-pension-payment-met-20160628-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois, one year later, falling apart by the numbers – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-illinois-one-year-later-falling-apart-by-the-numbers/
— FOP president says cops demoralized, ‘baited’ by public – Stefano Esposito  (DIERSEN: Who tries to demoralize you?  Who tries to bait you?  The following try to demonize and bait me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fop-president-says-cops-demoralized-baited-by-public/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Plan to revamp remapping faces very big tests – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160628/BLOGS02/160629835/illinois-district-remapping-amendment-to-state-constitution-faces

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— LaHood to open Bloomington office, will vote for Trump – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/lahood-to-open-bloomington-office-will-vote-for-trump/article_d0f7ef82-2fc6-5152-82ad-989d286bbf92.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Poll: Clinton, Trump run neck-and-neck  61% say election has increased prejudice in the US; 67% blame Trump and 16% blame Clinton – CNN  (DIERSEN: Every-increasingly, Democrats shout that Republicans are racists, bigots, and even worse things. What do you say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are racists, bigots, and even worse things?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/poll-clinton-trump-run-neckandneck
— Big Business takes on Trump over trade  Trump embracing protectionist trade stance (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, big business has put its interests and the interests of foreign countries ahead of America’s interests.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/big-business-takes-on-trump-over-trade

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Governor, leaders say progress made on budget deal  (DIERSEN: For Democrats, making progress on budget deal is code for increasing taxes on Republicans.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160628/governor-leaders-say-progress-made-on-budget-deal

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Budget is long past due – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-06-29/budget-long-past-due.html

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Let state leaders know: Adopt a budget – Dan McCaleb (DIERSEN: For Democrats, “adopt a budget” is code for increasing taxes on Republicans.)
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/06/28/mccaleb-let-state-leaders-know-adopt-a-budget/akb41b2/

 

MCDONOUGH VOICE
— A call for Governor Rauner and the General Assembly to serve the people – Editorial (DIERSEN: For Democrats, “serve the people” is code for increasing taxes on Republicans.)
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/opinion/20160628/enough-call-for-governor-rauner-and–general-assembly-to-serve-people

 

RACINE JOURNAL TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Racine Journal Times knows full-well that “Corvettes for Christ” is not commercial. Racine Journal Times sides with individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Christian.  Will that discourage anti-Christians from destroying Racine?
http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/journal-times-editorial-racine-parade-right-to-limit-commercial-vehicles/article_2e816cce-a6b6-51cb-b657-78476c0f0420.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Illinois State Crime Commission honors Pete DiCianni with integrity award
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/06/28/illinois-state-crime-commission-honors-pete-dicianni-with-integrity-award/a3mjd1b/

 

SENATOR MARK KIRK
— Duckworth Settlement Ad  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs used their “taxpayer-funded legal team” to defeat me in Diersen v. GAO.)
https://soundcloud.com/kirkforsenate/duckworth-settlement-ad/s-PwG8i
(FROM NATASHA KORECKI: The Kirk for Senate campaign released a radio ad focusing on Rep. Tammy Duckworth and her “taxpayer-funded legal team” reaching a $26,000 settlement in the lawsuit where she was accused of violating the Illinois Officials and Employees Ethics Act while director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. “Rep. Duckworth dodged testifying at her trial, and it has cost taxpayers plenty,” said Kirk For Senate campaign manager Kevin Artl. “It’s tragic and entirely unnecessary that Illinois taxpayers are still paying for the corruption and mismanagement from the Blagojevich-Duckworth era.”)

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Chelsea Handler Defends Her Two Abortions – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, those who promote abortion, their operatives, and their dupes work very hard against me.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/chelsea-handler-defends-two-abortions/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/O’NEIL: BREXIT’S FINE LINE BETWEEN COMMITTING AND CORRECTING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/horneroneil-brexits-fine-line-between-committing-and-correcting.html

 

GOPUSA
— Americans Died; Obama, Clinton Lied; And GOP… Punted – Bobby Eberle
http://www.gopusa.com/americans-died-obama-clinton-lied-and-gop-punted/
— Marine Corps to remove ‘man’ from 19 job titles  (DIERSEN: What job titles have you had?  I was an auditor, tax collector, retail sales manager, security guard, assembly line worker, mailman, service station attendant, slag chipper, golf shoe cleaner, dish washer, newspaper boy, and lawn mower.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11859
— Canada to lift visa requirement for Mexico travelers for first time since ’09  (DIERSEN: How many will use this to get into America illegally?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11854

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Brexit Stuns the Globalists – Phyllis Schlafly  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, because I am pro-America, the globalists work against me.)
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/brexit-stuns-the-globalists.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TED CRUZ CONFRONTS OBAMA’S ‘BLINDNESS’ TO JIHAD  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not promote Islam and eventually become a Muslim.)
http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/ted-cruz-confronts-obamas-blindness-to-jihad/#!

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Leftist Nightmare: Black Conservatives Running for Office – Lloyd Marcus  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who worked against Allan Keyes in 2004, that is, who helped elect Obama to the U.S. Senate in 2004, that is, who helped elect Obama U.S. President in 2008, that is, who helped reelect Obama U.S. President in 2012. SEE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Illinois,_2004)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/leftist_nightmare_black_conservatives_running_for_office.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— COMING SOON: INTERNET AT THE SPEED OF GOVERNMENT – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/06/28/coming-soon-internet-at-the-speed-of-government/

 

TOWNHALL
— Would the Gipper Endorse the Donald? – Roger Stone  (DIERSEN: Of course he would.)
http://townhall.com/columnists/rogerstone/2016/06/29/would-the-gipper-endorse-the-donald-n2185373

 

DAILY CALLER
— Caitlyn Jenner: Donald Trump Is Better For Women Than Democrats – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/29/caitlyn-jenner-donald-trump-is-better-for-women-than-democrats/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Lawmakers Move to Stop Government From Giving Taxpayer-Backed Financing to Iran – Melissa Quinn
http://dailysignal.com/2016/06/28/lawmakers-move-to-stop-government-from-giving-taxpayer-backed-financing-to-iran/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Donald Trump’s big digital disadvantage – DAVID M. DRUCKER  (DIERSEN: How digitally disadvantaged is your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican County party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party?  My Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO critics/opponents crow that I was terminated twice as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trumps-big-digital-disadvantage/article/2595168

 

POLITICO
— Rahm blasts Rauner for ‘wasted 18 months’ – Natasha Korecki  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that you waste your time?  My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/that I have always wasted my time and that instead of doing that, I should have given them money, pandered to them, served as one of their operatives, served as one of their dupes, not sued them, not supported their primary opponents, etc.)
http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/06/angry-rahm-rauner-has-wasted-his-term-103334

 

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Who views you negatively?  The following view me negatively: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-race-idUSKCN0ZE2SW

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “The GOP is in a very tough fight to keep the Senate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/28/the-gop-is-in-a-very-tough-fight-to-keep-the-senate-these-ad-reservations-prove-it/
— Donald Trump denies inviting Mike Tyson to speak at Republican convention – Des Bieler  (DIERSEN: Who does not invite you?  The following do not invite me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/06/29/donald-trump-denies-inviting-mike-tyson-to-speak-at-republican-convention/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mack Rice, Who Wrote ‘Mustang Sally,’ Dies at 82 – SAM ROBERTS (DIERSEN: What cars do/did you own?  The cars that you own/owned say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.  I recently bought a new red 2016 Ford Mustang V-6 automatic.  I paid for it with money that I had earned/saved working for GAO.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/arts/music/mack-rice-who-wrote-mustang-sally-dies-at-82.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The conservative era of the Supreme Court is over – Erwin Chemerinsky  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, there never was a “conservative era of the Supreme Court.”)
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-chemerinsky-end-of-conservative-supreme-court-20160628-snap-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Rejects Republican Orthodoxy on Trade, More
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/06/29/capital-journal-trump-rejects-republican-orthodoxy-on-trade-clinton-clears-a-few-hurdles-mostly-ahead-of-convention-benghazi-report-faults-obama-administration/

 

DAILY BEAST
— Violent Pro-Trump Neo-Nazis to Crash GOP Convention  After a knife fight in Sacramento, neo-Nazis have decided to take their talents to Cleveland to defend Donald Trump supporters during the GOP convention. – ASAWIN SUEBSAENG
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/29/violent-pro-trump-neo-nazis-to-crash-gop-convention.html

 

CITY OBSERVATORY
— Sprawl and the cost of living – Joe Cortright
http://cityobservatory.org/sprawl-and-the-cost-of-living/

 

THE WEEK
— Why even #NeverTrump conservatives should stick with the GOP – Edward Morrissey
http://theweek.com/articles/632721/why-even-nevertrump-conservatives-should-stick-gop

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— DOJ adds implicit bias training for 28,000 employees – Carten Cordell (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  If you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or older, the Democrats federal government will get rid of you EVEN SOONER if you fail/refuse to admit that you are biased against federal employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/agency/2016/06/28/doj-adds-implicit-bias-training-28000-employees/86466034/

 

HIGHER EDUCATION
— Changed Aid Application System for Homeless Students  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged and b) that they were homeless students.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/06/29/changed-aid-application-system-homeless-students

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Facebook  Might Be Using Your Location to Suggest  Friends.  Here’s How to Make Sure It Doesn’t  – Denver Nicks (DIERSEN: Where you live and where you have lived say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.  What do you say to those who hate Christian, conservative, and/or Republican principles, but who hypocritically move to and stay in areas that are Christian, conservative, and/or Republican to take advantage of the safety and prosperity that Christian, conservative, and/or Republican values create?)
http://time.com/money/4386138/facebook-friend-suggestions-privacy-concerns/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEBSITE
— Illinois public sector devastated as budget impasse approaches one-year mark – Alexander Fangmann
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/illi-j29.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Favor More Deportation, Not Less  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, those who are anti-American do not want anyone to be deported.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/june_2016/voters_favor_more_deportation_not_less