September 6 Morning Edition

— North Side food pantry becomes first in city to offer online orders for pickup The grab-and-go experience eliminates long lines and adds a “dignity factor” that pantry operators hope will help them reach more people – Mitch Dudek

— In Chicago, more than 16,000 students are homeless, new report says: ‘I felt very embarrassed to tell people’ – Hannah Leone
— Public housing residents with limited English need more language help from CHA, advocates say, urging Lightfoot to make changes – ELVIA MALAGÓN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not push pot. They certainly demonize, denigrate, and condemn me. Who are the leading pot pushers in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?

— The troubling outlook for democracy when reading declines – Editorial (DIERSEN: For those who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they are always up-to-date on political and government news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans and b) that they do not read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, from who/what do they get their information? Is it Democrat Rich Miller and his Capitol Fax? Is it the officers of their Republican township/ward/county party organizations? Is it the officers of the Illinois Republican Party?)
— Downward spirals of depression can be deadly – Michael Gerson (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest to make you feel depressed? I should write a book about those who work the hardest to make me feel depressed. They would love it. They paint themselves as being operatives or as dupes for 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.)

— A taxing temptation – Editorial (DIERSEN: To get more tax revenue, ever-increasingly, ever-disgustingly, ever-outrageously, and ever more tragically, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs encourage everyone to drink more booze, to gamble more money, and to smoke more pot.)

— Skillicorn endorses Oberweis in crowded 14th Congressional District race – DREW ZIMMERMAN (DIERSEN: Sadly, outrageously, disgustingly, tragically, and unacceptingly, far too many candidates who lose in primary elections and who lose in general elections blame their loss on those who supported their primary opponents. I should write a book about all the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who lost and have blamed their loss a) on me, b) on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) on my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, d) on my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, e) on my service as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, f) on my service as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, g) on my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and h) on my service as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)

— Don’t fault police for enforcing the law – Editorial

— Reefer sadness: Wilmington, Bolingbrook ban recreational marijuana businesses Wilmington, Bolingbrook have banned recreational marijuana shops – FELIX SARVER

— From Mar-A-Lago To Trump Hotels, Reporter Says Trump Profits As President – TERRY GROSS (DIERSEN: Putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails costs me 10+ hours each and every day and thousands of dollars each year.)

— Precinct Letters (DIERSEN: Yesterday, I hand delivered a precinct letter ( to the 105 homes in my precinct that have at least one registered Republican voter. Headings are: March 17, 2020 Republican Offices and current candidates, Petitions, Events, Wheaton City Council West District vacancy, Election judges, and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— Ives disappointed by dismissal of case against Madigan – Glenn Minnis

— Lauf joins crowded GOP field running for Illinois Congressional seat – Colin Froment


— ‘From benign to possibly electorally disqualifying’: Health, memory woes overshadow Biden bid – Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: What do you stress to defend your health? I stress the fact that nothing has stopped me from putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015 too. Further, monumental efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes since 2000 to stop me from serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman have failed. Further, despite their monumental efforts to get rid of me, I survived for almost 7 years as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, 8 years as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, 6 years as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, 4 years as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, 3 years as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, 18 years as a GAO employee, 9 years as an IRS employee, and 3 years as a Post Office employee.)

— Media spread ‘misinformation’ about now-dismissed corruption charges, ex-Illinois lawmaker Aaron Schock says – Charles Creitz (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread misinformation.)

— Trump Challengers Angry Over States’ Plans to Cancel Primaries – Sandy Fitzgerald (DIERSEN: Sadly, outrageously, disgustingly, tragically, and unacceptingly, far too many candidates who lose in primary elections and who lose in general elections blame their loss on those who supported their primary opponents. I should write a book about all the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who lost and have blamed their loss a) on me, b) on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) on my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, d) on my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, e) on my service as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, f) on my service as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, g) on my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and h) on my service as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)

— Republicans Win by Hammering Immigration in the Suburbs – Fletch Daniels (DIERSEN: Constructively, those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee a) have stricken the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks from the IRP platform and from the Republican Party platform, b) have dumped those, including me, who support the aforesaid planks, and c) have dumped those, including me, who support Trump.)
— Maryland’s Montgomery County Council disgraces itself defending sanctuary policies that allowed 7 illegals to remain and rape local residents – Thomas Lifson

— Chicken Little media gets it wrong — Trump will win suburbs – Jeffrey Rendall

— Poll: Whopping 73% of Republican College Students Keep Views Secret for Fear of Bad Grades – Monica Sanchez

— Stay Focused on What’s Important – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What are you focused on? I am focused on putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails twice a day. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are focused on stopping me from doing that.)—-LCC-Daily-Devotion-.html

— Officials In ‘Sanctuary’ County Lash Out At Conservative Media For Reporting On Rash Of Illegal Alien Sex Crimes – Chuck Ross

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years – AP

— In a Tight Labor Market, Hiring Rules Loosen Up – Ben Casselman (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.)

— ‘It’s Kind of Like an Addiction’: On the Road With Trump’s Rally Diehards A small band of the president’s most devoted fans will do whatever it takes to attend his campaign rallies – Michael C. Bender
— States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes Texas attorney general to lead effort examining impact of Google on digital advertising markets; New York attorney general to helm Facebook review, citing concerns over control of personal data – John D. McKinnon (DIERSEN: Google and Facebook have become public utilities. What do Google and Facebook think of those who share your demographics? From what I see, Google and Facebook despise if not hate those who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and those like me whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— The Most Promising Careers of the Next Decade The Wall Street Journal used wages and projected annual demand to rank more than 800 jobs – Soo Oh (DIERSEN: Were the careers that you had promising? The careers that I working for the Post Office 1966-1969, for IRS 1971-1980, and for GAO 1980-1997 were promising only for those who were Democrat, minority, and/or female.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.

— FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s Trump, in grossly improper fashion, trying to use his executive power to punish the parent firms of CNN and The Washington Post over their reporting about him. (DIERSEN: Who has punished you? I should write a book about those who have punished me. They include the officers, employees, and/or members of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. The punish a) those who support planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform that they reject, b) those who support the MTRCC resolution against video gambling, c) those who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and d) those who have sued them.)

— Should Denver’s auditor have to be a CPA? Sitting Auditor Tim O’Brien wants voters to decide – Rachel Lorenz (DIERSEN: Because I became the following, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the following: CPA (1979), Certified Internal Auditor (1981), Licensed CPA (1981), Certified Fraud Examiner (1990), Certified Government Financial Manager (1994), Certified Financial Services Auditor (1996), and Forensic Accountant (1997).)

— Elections and federal workers – the good and the bad – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates a) frequently asked me questions to confirm that I was Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, old (born in 1948), non-poor, childless, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, Corvette owner, former union member for almost 12 years, and that my ancestors have been in America since 1844 and b) stressed the aforesaid negative information to my Democrat superiors and supervisors. They also stressed that my Democrat IRS superiors a) had not promoted me beyond GS-12, b) disallowed my education deductions in 1978, c) got rid of my mentor in 1975, and d) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. They also stressed that my Democrat Post Office superiors had forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Having election discussions at work is another risk you should avoid. Those conversations may start innocently enough, but given the level of emotion that seems to accompany everything these days, it is better to avoid getting into them at all. An innocent conversation with a colleague may turn into a Hatch Act complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel, or into a fight, or a damaged working relationship that persists for years. You are unlikely to convert your coworkers to your side, so it is far better to keep politics out of work entirely.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because neither me, my parents, my grandparents, nor any of my ancestors have needed public assistance, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned us as being undeservedly filthy rich.

July 22 Evening Edition

— Republican group’s ‘Jihad Squad’ Facebook post draws condemnation; Democratic group’s post criticized

— Congressional hopeful Jeanne Ives takes measured approach in video, but in speech lashes out at Bruce Rauner, GOP rival and Democrat incumbent Sean Casten – RICK PEARSON
— Muslim civil rights group calls on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to crack down on political hate speech after GOP ‘Jihad Squad’ Facebook post – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the Jihad Squad Facebook post to promote hatred of Republicans.)
— Savings from Illinois pension buyback program fall far short of projections – JAMIE MUNKS

— Trump keeps up attacks on ‘the squad’ as Muslim, immigrant rights groups in Chicago slam GOP Facebook post Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., on CNN: ‘Guess what, Mr. President — we’re not going anywhere and we’re not scared of you.’ – Lynn Sweet and Tina Sfondeles

— Ives seeks ‘more freedom’ for 6th District in campaign to unseat Casten – Marie Wilson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Marty Keller, chairman of the DuPage County Republicans, said he hopes finding the best person to defeat Casten, a clean energy entrepreneur who unseated longtime Republican Rep. Peter Roskam last year, will be the true focus of the 2020 primary. But he doesn’t look forward to the anticipated conflicts between Sanguinetti and Ives. “They’re going to bump heads and spend money,” Keller said about the intraparty foes. “I don’t think you’ll find a primary that made the party stronger afterward.” Ives, 54, said she won’t overlook the primary and knows Sanguinetti has her supporters. But she said she isn’t worried about conflict within the Republican Party. “What Republican Party?” she said. “The Republican Party is pretty divided already.” Her primary run against Rauner is one illustration, and not an example she shies away from. Ives said that challenge shows she’s able to call out — or work with — people of any party when policy or the public good calls for it. “Nobody’s been more independent from both parties than Jeanne Ives,” she said. But in her campaign launch speech Sunday, Ives aligned herself with Roskam, touting the endorsement she has received from the former congressman and his wife, Elizabeth.)

— Illinois Democratic group has a meme problem of its own A day after an Illinois GOP organization sparks a dispute over its “Jihad squad” post, the Kankakee County Democrats group risks the same blowback with a post featuring a red-sheeted MAGA Klan hat. – GREG HINZ
— Ives turns up the heat in Congress race The woman who almost unseated Bruce Rauner attacks her GOP rival and Dem incumbent Sean Casten in announcing over the weekend. But is the old magic still there? – GREG HINZ
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot investor conference draws hundreds – JOHN PLETZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use the “Jihad squad” to promote hatred against Trump.
— Ford to fill 450 new jobs in Chicago The automaker continues to expand its Chicago operations, adding a new line and investing $50 million in an existing facility. – CLAIRE BUSHEY

— DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.

— OUTSTANDING: Monticello, St. Joseph leaning toward not allowing marijuana sales – Tim Ditman

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Highland Park dispensary prepares for cannabis legalization – Erin Yarnall

Good Samaritan Patient (Timothy J. Burns, 53, of the 700 block of Liberty Street, Wheaton) Threatens To Kill Nurse: Police According to a police report, he also used racial slurs against one of the employees. – Lisa Marie Farver

— ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 48: Conroy and Costa Howard Host Addiction and Opioid Awareness Forum
— Ives campaign to emphasize freedoms, free enterprise – Glenn Minnis

— Gov Pritzker signs Township Supervisor Appointment Bill – JOHN KRAFT


— Rashida Tlaib: ‘I ain’t going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’ – Tim Pearce

— Rashida Tlaib Calls For $20 Federal Minimum Wage People cannot live on those types of wages’ – Graham Piro

— The left sees political correctness as ‘established religion,’ shuns dissenters – Charles Creitz
— President Trump calls the ‘Squad’ a ‘racist group of troublemakers’

— Ilhan Omar claims her anti-Semitic statements reflects America’s moral conscience
— New Zealanders hand over 10,000-plus guns and weapons parts in buy-back scheme

— 20th-Century Progressive Politics Continues to Unfold – Robert Curry

— MSNBC Guest: MAGA Is ‘Nazi Symbol,’ ‘Racist’ to Say ‘Illegal Immigrant’ – Brad Wilmouth (DIERSEN: MSNBC is an arm of the Democrat Party.)

— Illegal Immigrants Coming to US for Surgery – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
— Top White House Advisor: ‘Squad’ Wants America to be a ‘Socialist, Open Borders Country’ – ZACHARY STIEBER

— Reparations and the Sin of Being Human – Frank Miele (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to make Republicans pay reparations.)

— Trump attacks the ‘Squad’ as ‘Racist group of troublemakers’ – JORDAN FABIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Whites and b) say that Trump fans the flames of white grievance.

— Trump administration to expand its power to deport undocumented immigrants – Maria Sacchetti

— Trump Continues to Target Democratic Lawmakers Advisers push back on charges of racism as the president issues a new attack on the ‘squad’ – Tarini Parti

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, CEOs side with individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— How Illinois Became an Abortion-Rights Haven – Peter Slevin

July 11 Evening Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Oak Brook looks to ban marijuana-related businesses – CHUCK FIELDMAN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Budzikowski said Thursday that at the direction of the Village Board, an amendment to the village’s zoning ordinance will be drafted and delivered to the plan commission for review, likely in September. From there, the zoning board will hold a public hearing to review the amendment and provide a recommendation to the Village Board, which probably vote in October on the amendment, Budzikowski said. The Oak Brook Village Board unanimously approved a recommendation by Police Chief James Kruger in late May to oppose what at that time was proposed legislation by the General Assembly to legalize recreational marijuana. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation into law June 25. “Oak Brook spends a lot of effort trying to be a family-friendly community, and I don’t think a marijuana dispensary, or that type of business, fits with that,” Village Board member John Baar said Thursday. Baar also said he believes not allowing marijuana-related businesses in Oak Brook goes hand-in-hand with the village not permitting video gaming. Village President Gopal Lalmalani agreed. “We want to take the high road here, just like with video gaming,” Lalmalani said Thursday. “The board doesn’t’ believe recreational marijuana is a good thing. We can’t prohibit use that the state allows, but we do have the ability to opt out of having marijuana businesses in Oak Brook.”)

— TREASONOUS: As ICE raids loom, Chicago mayor vows to do ‘everything we can to push back against Trump administration’ – ELVIA MALAGÓN, GREGORY PRATT and MADELINE BUCKLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
— ‘They died a horrible death.’ Animal cruelty charges filed against operator of DuPage kennel where 29 dogs perished in fire. – CLIFFORD WARD and ROBERT MCCOPPIN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans “say Lightfoot isn’t doing enough to protect (ILLEGALS) from ICE” and “want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue an executive order barring all agencies under the Department of Homeland Security from accessing city databases.”
— ‘Dirty tricks’ that ‘undermine’ candidates aren’t a crime, Madigan attorneys argue “Even if Plaintiff’s allegations were true, Defendants’ purported conduct would be protected by the First Amendment,” the filing says. In other words, dirty tricks count as free speech. – Tina Sfondeles
— State blows first deadline in Chicago casino timeline: ‘Working through the process’ The new gambling expansion law had required a feasibility consultant be hired by Monday. Three days later, it still hasn’t happened. – Mitchell Armentrout
— What’s in a name? A seat in the Illinois Legislature We have a long, unfortunate history in Chicago of treating vacant legislative seats like birthrights. – Editorial
— Trump loses big on census, but the damage is done People still will worry that completing a census form will lead to their deportation. It will be a no-brainer to ignore the form. – Marlen Garcia

— ICE to begin nationwide immigration raids Sunday, NY Times reports; Chicago protests planned – Craig Wall and Alexis McAdams;-chicago-protests-planned/5388807/
— Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census – AP

— OUTRAGEOUS: Immigrant Advocate Details Rights, What to Do in ICE Raids
— OUTRAGEOUS: ICE Raids: Advocacy Groups Offer Advice on What To Do if Agents Approach You

— DuPage to update voter registration records ahead of 2020 primary – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Do you live in DuPage County? How much deadwood is there on the voter rolls in your precinct?)
— VERY SAD: There won’t be a ban on new video gambling licenses in Lake County – Mick Zawislak
— State financial reporting consolidation overrun at $150M – AP
— How the Du Quoin State Fair went from a rural showcase to a clash of political cultures – Peter Hancock

— CTU makes explicit threat to strike Chicago schools After weeks of sharpening rhetoric, the union says Mayor Lori Lightfoot “has a month to make good” on her promise to avoid a walkout. – GREG HINZ

— Act now to protect your community – ANITA BEDELL, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems, Springfield

— Municipalities not likely to receive pension bailout – Rich Miller

— Foster wants to allow ‘Dreamers’ to serve in military – ALEX ORTIZ

— Madigan forces claim nothing wrong with placing ‘sham’ candidates on ballot to defeat Hispanic opponent – Dan Churney

— Rep. Morrison looks to steer Illinois pension system away from ‘our tax-and-borrow policies’ – Hollie Ferguson

— Madigan’s lawyers say it doesn’t legally matter if alleged sham candidates were sham candidates

— Trump hosts conservative firebrands for social media summit: ‘We’re not going to be silenced’ – Alex Pappas

— Pelosi Disrespectful: Ocasio-Cortez plays the race card
— Trump urges supporters to fight back against liberals’ boycott of Home Depot

— Book: Paul Ryan Slammed Trump for Calling Stormy Daniels ‘Horse Face’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN
— UC Berkeley Sends ‘Message of Support’ to Illegal Aliens – TOM CICCOTTA
— Kevin McCarthy, 140 GOP Reps Vote for Democrat Plan to Outsource Jobs – NEIL MUNRO

— Tucker Carlson Is Right, But Who Is Responsible For This Disaster? – George Rasley

— Spot the racists in the Democrats’ presidential field – Carol Greenwald

— The Left-Wing Power Play of Banning America’s Symbols From the Betsy Ross flag to Thomas Jefferson monuments, self-anointed minders are erecting a moral hierarchy that comforts their fellow elites. – NICK PHILLIPS

— Democrats 2020: Trillions and Trillions and Trillions More – Ned Ryun (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)

— Home Depot Founder Responds To Boycotts In Fiery Facebook Post: ‘It Angers Me’ – RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
— Is Nike Helping Colin Kaepernick To Make Anti-Americanism Mainstream? – TERRY SCHILLING
— College Admissions Are Rigged In Favor Of Prominent Democrats – TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the aforesaid, I earned a master’s degree from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree from DePaul in 1980, a master’s degree from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970.)
— The Tucker Carlson-Ilhan Omar Brawl: What Do Immigrants Owe America? (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, immigrants owe us nothing and we owe them everything.)
— Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Biden’s Age – KYLE HOOTEN (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) because they want to advance themselves by getting rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)

— Trump to Lean on Social Media Giants to Curb Censorship – Fred Lucas

— OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? Hillary Clinton Posts Instructions for Illegal Immigrants to Evade ICE Agents

— The Revolution Turns Inward: Democrats Now Blasting Each Other With Mindless Identity Politics Attacks – Guy Benson

— The South Is a Pro-Life Stronghold – DAVID FRENCH
— TREASONOUS: Pelosi Advises Illegal Immigrants on How to Avoid ICE – JACK CROWE
— Congress Needs to Settle the Looming Cannabis-Regulation Fight – ILYA SHAPIRO & RANDALJOHN MEYER

— Latino Trump Supporter Targeted With Racist Hate Mail After Moving to Pico Rivera Neighborhood – TOM OZIMEK (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How do the Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois treat you?)

— Amazon pledges to ‘upskill’ 100,000 workers by 2025 – SOO YOUN (DIERSEN: What did you do to upskill yourself? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: US lawmakers look to legalize pot in ‘historic’ marijuana reform hearing – Angelica LaVito

— White House Hosts Social Media Summit for Pro-Trump Digital Warriors – Katie Rogers

— Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics – Tony Romm
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to immigrants who despise if not hate America’s citizens who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?

— Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workforce – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: What did you do to retrain yourself? In 1992, after my Democrat GAO superiors a) made it clear that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS and b) assigned me to audits of federal financial industry regulators, I started taking graduate finance courses at IIT and earned a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading in 1997.)

— Many College Students Are Too Poor to Eat – ADAM HARRIS (DIERSEN: While you were in college, were you too poor to eat? I was not poor while I attended UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997 a) because my outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU, and the summer of 1969 and b) because of the money I earned when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)

July 9 Evening Edition

— Border Wall will Help People on Both Sides — Trump is Right

— Every town should ban pot in public places Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. But video gambling machines are everywhere. – Anita Bedell, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems
(FROM THE LETTER: Illinois’ new marijuana law includes an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act ban on indoor smoking, and lets cities decide whether to allow on-site marijuana use at bars, restaurants, and cannabis smoking lounges, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Rep. Kelly Cassidy and her colleagues decided that social consumption of marijuana would be allowed, but not licensed by the state, leaving that up to local officials, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Public health and safety are concerns with on-site consumption. Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. However, video gambling machines are everywhere, except in the 125 municipalities and counties where they are banned. We could see a similar situation with marijuana unless local officials pass ordinances to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries, processing, transporting, cultivation facilities and on-site consumption of marijuana in municipalities and counties. Living near marijuana dispensaries makes youth more likely to use marijuana, according to a study by the Rand Corp. Youth who use marijuana are more likely to experience negative consequences, such as increased risk of mental and physical health problems, according to the researchers. Contact your mayor, city council and county board to ask for a ban on recreational marijuana businesses and on-site consumption. Act now to protect your family and community before it is too late.)
— Pritzker administration yanks band from Downstate fair over Confederate flag logo The flare-up in DuQuoin, about 320 miles south of Chicago, rekindles a centuries-old rift in Illinois, whose southern tip reaches far into the confines of the old Confederacy. – AP
— Gay and proud: Megan Rapinoe is the current face of athletic excellence And this is what she said as the tournament began: “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team — it’s never been done before, ever.” – Rick Telander

— Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood gets another GOP challenger – RICK PEARSON

— McConnell equates his ancestors’ slave ownership to Obama’s – AP
— McMahon going into private law practice, has no plans to run for public office – Harry Hitzeman

— State Sen. Sue Rezin will run for Congress in 14th District – Derek Barichello

— Skillicorn Brings Inside Dopester Report to Libertarians 
— Confederate Railroad Band Tossed Out of DuQuoin State Fair, But Snoop Dog Still Featured at Springfield’s State Fair 
— 14th Congressional District Update 
— JB Pritzker Admits He Stands “Short and Squatty for Illinois” 
— Jack Franks’ Allies Use Jack Franks’ Citizen Participation Act Argument in Brettman, Schuster Suit Dismissal Motion 
— Casten Brags of Having Raised $1.1 Million, Underwood Has Similar Amount 
— Misinformation on Social Media Draws Criticism of Lauren Underwood 
— Casten Called Out for Voting with His Party 98.8% of the Time 
— Will McHenry County Democrats Dump Jefferson Day Dinner? 
— Legislators Going to Get Back Pay Resulting from Not Being Allowed to Take COLAs?

— Still no A-List Republican to challenge Durbin (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates: John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, in Jeanne Ive’s precinct to the east, and in Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
— Rezin files paperwork to run for US House

— Ilhan Omar goes after the stoner vote (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform opposes the sale of pot. None of the Republicans who represent DuPage County in Springfield voted for the sale of pot. In Illinois, you declare your political party affiliation with the type ballot that you cast in primary elections. If you promote the sale pot, you should cast a Libertarian Party ballot. Which politicians are going after the stoner vote in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write an article about those “Republican” politicians who are going after the stoner vote in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. They fail/refuse to call for a ban on the sale of pot in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ilhan Omar renewed her call for legalizing marijuana nationwide this week, framing federal action on the issue as a matter of economic equality. In an interview with BET, the freshman Minnesota Democrat said lawmakers should “not allow for the states to pick and choose” whether to legalize the substance. “What happens

[without full legalization]

is you will have a state where someone is publicly and professionally able to profit and the next state, someone could be sent to life for it,” Omar said. “We want to make sure that there is equality in our laws. I don’t think it is just for that kind of economy to exist within this policy.” The push to legalize marijuana has gained traction in recent years. Eleven states have adopted laws allowing marijuana for recreational purposes. Dozens more, including Minnesota, approve medicinal use in some cases. But possessing or selling the substance remains a federal offense. Omar is a cosponsor of legislation that would remove the drug from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge federal convictions for marijuana possession or use. The measure is backed by a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The proposal has so far failed to get a hearing in either chamber or attract support from Senate Republicans, whose votes would be needed to pass. A number of members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, including fellow freshman Democrats Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, have previously expressed support for allowing states to legalize the substance. But Omar is the state’s only member pushing for lifting the prohibition on the federal level. Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential candidate, backs legalization but says “states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders.” The debate over legalization, including the economic impact of current policies, will return to the spotlight in Washington on Wednesday, when a congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on “racial justice and the need for reform” of marijuana laws.)
— Democrats’ chances, and their issues, in the toilet

— The Democratic Party is now a religious cult – and Biden and Pelosi don’t pass the purity test – Tucker Carlson

— Majority of Hispanic voters approve of citizenship question on U.S. census – Jennifer Harper
— Bill would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan

— NBC uses census records from 1800s to shame McConnell into supporting reparations – Ellie Bufkin (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)

— The American Left’s Army of Dupes – Steve McCann
— The media are a major contributor to the huge crisis at the border – Jack Hellner

— America Isn’t the Church and Shouldn’t Act Like It The U.S. cannot dictate moral truth and refashion the world in her own image. – CASEY CHALK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want America and the rest of the world to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of speech and gun rights, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)

— Charles Hurt: Hatred of Trump Rooted in ‘Contempt’ for ‘Regular American People’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK

— Democrats And Their Race-Based Agenda – DEREK HUNTER

— Snowflakes Come Out In Full Force To Boycott Home Depot For A Really Stupid Reason – Beth Baumann
— Ilhan Omar Swipes Pelosi: You’re Just Salty Because We Are The Ones Wielding The Power – Matt Vespa

— Radicalism and tyranny to define the next Democrat president – Jeffrey A. Rendall

— Tucker Carlson: Tlaib Wants Power Due To Skin Color, Imagine A White Candidate Saying Vote For Me Based On Race – Ian Schwartz

— MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT MASS DEPORTATION OF ILLEGALS If Congress fails to reach deal this week to close loopholes

— McConnell says he and Obama are both ‘descendants of slaveholders’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Baltimore Sun reported in 2007 that Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather owned two slaves in Kentucky and that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother also owned two slaves.)
— Democrats are too far left to win Middle America – COREY R. LEWANDOWSKI

— Trump Can’t Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Appeals Court Rules The decision may have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to officials’ accounts in the social-media era. – Charlie Savage
— Why Women Getting Abortions Now Are More Likely to Be Poor – Sabrina Tavernise

— Three decades ago, the bottom 90 percent of America held 40 percent of total net worth. Today, it holds 30. – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: What is the top reason why you have less wealth? For me, it is the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)

— Three Steps to Avoid the Retirement Blues – Brandon Christy (DIERSEN: Prior to September of 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors mislead me to believe that they were going to let me work until I was 55 in 2003 and eligible for regular retirement.)

— A new Knight report examines trust in media, showing that many young adults use news media to make decisions on policies and voting (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to use the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to make any kind of decision on anything. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth encourages veterans to engage in LGBTQ activity.