February 28, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

WGN9
— As number of migrants awaiting placement dwindles, City closes, repurposes shelters – Dana Rebik, Eli Ong
https://wgntv.com/migrants-in-chicago/as-number-of-migrants-awaiting-placement-dwindles-city-closes-repurposes-shelters/

NBC5
— Cook County Sheriff’s Office launches billboards raising awareness of gun law it says is underutilized. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart believes Illinois’ Firearm Restraining Order law is not utilized enough, prompting a push for more awareness. – Courtney Sisk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cook-county-sheriffs-office-launches-billboards-raising-awareness-of-gun-law-it-says-is-underutilized/3367443/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly encourage Latinos to vote for Democrats.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/experts-on-the-growing-power-of-the-latino-vote-in-illinois-there-is-work-that-we-need-to-do/3367863/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CTA president takes the train to City Hall — then gets an easy ride. Dorval Carter Jr. got a rough ride from CTA riders — but a markedly smoother one from the City Council’s Transportation Committee after recent efforts to increase hiring and promises to bolster service. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/02/27/chicago-transit-authority-cta-riders-complaints-crime-safety-service-dorval-carter-pandemic
— Following unions’ lead, Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch directs $560K to effort to oust Rep. Mary Flowers. Unions have already contributed more than $500,000 to support Rep. Mary Flowers’ opponent, Michael Crawford in the 31st District Illinois House Democratic primary March 19. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/02/27/mary-flowers-michael-crawford-democratic-primary-illinois-house-speaker-chris-welch
— A century of Ford cars made at Torrence Avenue. The Chicago Assembly Plant began making the Model T in 1924. Now it makes Explorers. – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/02/27/ford-assembly-plant-chicago-torrence-avenue-100-years-model-t-taurus-explorer

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Antisemitic incursion on Evanston council meeting bespeaks a dismal situation – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/28/editorial-zoom-call-evanston-city-council-antisemitism-comments/
— Donald Trump’s bizarre pitch to Black voters is martyrdom marketing. Joe Biden may be the main beneficiary. – Clarence Page (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, none of the many big adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me were because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. According to my critics/opponents, my Democrat GAO Chicago office superiors did not a) fail/refuse to promote me beyond GS-13, b) throw me off audits of IRS, c) always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and d) force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old because in 1988 I became the office’s only active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. According to my critics/opponents, my Democrat IRS Chicago office superiors did not a) fail/refuse to promote me beyond GS-12, b) disallow my travel vouchers in 1974, and c) disallow my education deductions in 1978 because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. According to my critics/opponents, my Democrat GAO superiors did not force me to suffer a $22,996 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO because of the aforesaid. If I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, my aforesaid Democrat IRS and GAO superiors would not have taken any of the aforesaid big adverse actions against me. They would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service because a) I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, b) I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, d) I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and f) I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/28/column-donald-trump-indictment-appeal-to-black-voters-page/

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTOS: 6th Congressional District Democratic candidates divided on support for Israel, Ukraine – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240227/us-congress-politics/democratic-congressional-candidates-divided-on-support-for-israel-ukraine/
— Republicans promote what unites America. Democrats and RINOs promote what divides America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240227/lifestyle/sharing-similarities-celebrating-differences-district-23-heritage-night-explores-diversity/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— National Association of Black Journalists promotes diverse voices in media – Carly Gist (COMMENT: I should form a National Association of Conservative Journalists.)
https://dailyegyptian.com/117990/news/national-association-of-black-journalists-promotes-diverse-voices-in-media/
— The Democrats who run SIU a) reject the Supreme Court Affirmative Action decision and b) continue to used DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://dailyegyptian.com/118003/news/siu-committed-to-diversity-despite-supreme-court-decision-ban-of-affirmative-action/
https://dailyegyptian.com/117999/news/salukis-in-springfield-gives-black-students-a-chance-to-watch-history-happen/

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Targeting diversity efforts. Complaint filed against SIU School of Medicine for scholarship honoring Tracey Meares. – Scott Reeder
https://www.illinoistimes.com/news-opinion/targeting-diversity-efforts-18087977

WSIL TV
— Any use of marijuana linked to higher risk of heart attack and stroke – Sandee LaMotte
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/health/any-use-of-marijuana-linked-to-higher-risk-of-heart-attack-and-stroke-study-says/article_854d1f26-6729-5ab6-9697-8b7e1cffcad8.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Immigration emerges as top problem in latest Gallup poll – CORY SMITH
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/immigration-emerges-as-top-problem-in-latest-gallup-poll-border-security-crossings-government-inflation-economy-politics-congress-president-biden-trump-election-voters-survey-issues-facing-united-states
— Gangs in US cities recruiting illegal migrants, spurs politicians to pivot on policy – KAYLA GASKINS
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gangs-in-us-cities-recruiting-illegal-migrants-spurs-politicians-to-pivot-on-policy-sanctuary-city-law-new-york-mayor-eric-adams-tren-de-aragua-mob-assault-officers-nypd-jose-antonia-ibarra-georgia-nursing-student-gallup-polling-immigration-biden-trump

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
— Democrat and RINO leaders use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=19763

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/28/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-241/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/27/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-42/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker continues to downplay speculation he’s eyeing the White House – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_1eda3aec-d5ab-11ee-86ee-a7f972619440.html

WIREPOINTS
— Property tax bills come due: Cook County residents will repeat last year’s sticker shock – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/property-tax-bills-come-due-cook-county-residents-will-repeat-last-years-sticker-shock-wirepoints/
— We have far higher taxes and far fewer people employed today than when Gov. Pritzker took over.
https://wirepoints.org/we-have-far-higher-taxes-and-far-fewer-people-employed-today-than-when-gov-pritzker-took-over-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Redefining Child Abuse – Thomas Hampson
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/redefining-child-abuse/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— The “Biden Effect” and why You’re not Safe in Today’s America – James P. Economos, DDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/economos-the-biden-effect-and-why-youre-not-safe-in-todays-america.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border security surges to the front of the public’s attention – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/27/inside-beltway-border-security-surges-front-public/
— Five factors Trump must consider in picking a running mate – Peter Navarro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/27/four-factors-trump-must-consider-in-picking-runnin/
— NFL becomes ‘woke,’ discriminatory, anti-American institution. Black national anthem is just the start. – Hans von Spakovsky and Sarah Parshall Perry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/27/nfl-becomes-woke-discriminatory-anti-american-inst/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mike Huckabee: Tax ‘illegals, prostitutes, pimps, drug dealers’ to save Social Security – Joseph Lawler
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/1969056/huckabee-tax-illegals-prostitutes-pimps-drug-dealers-to-save-social-security/
— Democrats realize their sanctuary city policies were a mistake – Kaylee McGhee White
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/2890148/democrats-realize-their-sanctuary-city-policies-were-a-mistake/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— NYC Mayor Says City Should Walk Back Sanctuary Laws – Matthew Xiao
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/nyc-mayor-says-city-should-walk-back-sanctuary-laws/

NEW YORK POST
— The migrant surge brings killers and criminal gangs, victimizing innocents like Laken Riley – Betsy McCaughey
https://nypost.com/2024/02/27/opinion/the-migrant-surge-brings-killers-and-criminal-gangs-victimizing-innocents-like-laken-riley/
— Immigration crisis sees spike in voter concern as new poll shows big increase since January – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/02/27/us-news/americans-deem-immigration-most-important-problem-facing-us-poll/
— Dr. Phil tells ‘View’ hosts that children crossing the border being sent into ‘prostitution and sweatshops’ – Hanna Panreck
https://nypost.com/2024/02/27/media/dr-phil-tells-view-hosts-that-children-crossing-the-border-being-sent-into-prostitution-and-sweatshops/
— Elon Musk slams Dems for ‘insane behavior’ around migrants, says they ‘won’t deport’ because ‘every illegal is a highly likely vote’ – Michael Dorgan
https://nypost.com/2024/02/27/us-news/musk-says-dems-wont-deport-criminal-migrants-because-every-illegal-is-a-highly-likely-vote/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Poll: A Majority of Americans Support Building the Border Wall – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/27/poll-a-majority-of-americans-support-building-the-border-wall/
— Over 1500 Illegal Aliens Released into San Diego Streets in Mass Release
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/27/over-1500-illegal-aliens-released-into-san-diego-streets-in-mass-release/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump won on the border in 2016; he can do so again in 2024. – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/trump_won_on_the_border_in_2016_he_can_do_so_again_in_2024.html

BLAZE
— Most Americans recognize illegal immigration is a big problem — with the majority now supporting a border wall – JOSEPH MACKINNON
https://www.theblaze.com/news/majority-of-americans-now-acknowledge-illegal-immigration-is-a-big-problem

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Trump Didn’t Kill the Senate Border Security Deal — the Deal’s Provisions Did. – Elizabeth Jacobs
https://cis.org/Jacobs/Trump-Didnt-Kill-Senate-Border-Security-Deal-Deals-Provisions-Did

DAILY CALLER
— Chicago Cop Sues For Right To Change His Race – SAMUEL SPENCER (COMMENT: If I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would not have wasted my career, they would not have taken the many big adverse actions against me that they did.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/27/chicago-cop-sues-for-right-to-change-his-race/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A veteran of the Chicago Police Department has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city because they won’t allow him to change his race designation within their records. Mohammad Yusuf, 43, a 20-year veteran of the police department, is suing the city of Chicago because they won’t allow him to change his race designation from Caucasian, even though he “identifies as Egyptian and African American,” according to CWB Chicago. In 2004, when Yusef joined the force, the department only offered Caucasian, Black and Hispanic as race designations. Now, the Chicago Police Department reportedly lets new recruits choose from over nine different race designations and allows officers to alter their gender identity if desired. But in Yusef’s case, the department has a “blanket prohibition” for race changes, CWB Chicago reported. The lawsuit states: “The Racial Identity Policy Ban facially and intentionally discriminates against certain individuals based on personally identifiable characteristics like race,” CWB Chicago reported. Yusef’s complaint suggests that his career was hindered due to his race designation, according to the outlet. “Despite Yusuf’s exemplary qualifications and the purported race-neutral policy of the Merit System, Yusuf has been repeatedly bypassed for promotion in favor of less qualified candidates, based on their race, specifically African American officers, some of whom had disciplinary issues and were not suitable for the responsibilities of a sergeant,” the complaint said, according to CWB Chicago. Although Yusef took a 23 and Me DNA test to prove his Egyptian heritage at the request of the CPD, the department remained unwilling to approve his request, according to the outlet. The CPD does not reportedly require transgender officers to provide proof of their “transition” before updating their personal records.)
— Massive Protest Vote Sucks The Wind Out Of Biden’s Michigan Primary Victory – MARY LOU MASTERS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/27/massive-protest-vote-sucks-wind-out-biden-michigan-primary-victory/
— Blue City (San Francisco) Officially Apologizes To Black Residents – ROBERT SCHMAD
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/27/blue-city-officially-apologizes-black-residents/

DAILY WIRE
— Illegal Alien Crime Getting So Bad In NYC That Democrat Mayor Adams Wants To Modify Sanctuary Status – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/illegal-alien-crime-getting-so-bad-in-nyc-that-democrat-mayor-adams-wants-to-modify-sanctuary-status
— Tennessee Takes Major Step Towards Banning Pride Flags From Classrooms – Frank Camp (COMMENT: When you were in school, if your teachers promoted LGBTQ like today’s teachers do, would you have become an LGBTQer?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/tennessee-takes-major-step-towards-banning-pride-flags-from-classrooms
— Houston PD Has Suspended 260K Criminal Cases Since 2016 Over ‘Lack Of Personnel,’ Chief Reveals. The suspensions include over 4,000 sex assault cases. – Zach Jewell (COMMENT: Houston today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/houston-pd-has-suspended-260k-criminal-cases-since-2016-over-lack-of-personnel-chief-reveals

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Scores 6th Straight Primary Win With Triumph in Michigan – Nathan Worcester
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/trump-scores-seventh-straight-primary-win-with-triumph-in-michigan-5596406

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Biden’s Border Invasion Is Americans’ No. 1 Worry – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/27/gallup-poll-bidens-border-invasion-is-americans-no-1-worry/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gallup-poll-bidens-border-invasion-is-americans-no-1-worry
— Bidenbucks Laundered Through Education Department Target Likely Biden Voters – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/27/bidenbucks-laundered-through-education-department-target-likely-biden-voters/
— Laken Hope Riley’s Murder Outs Georgia As Largely A Sanctuary State – D.A. KING
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/28/laken-hope-rileys-murder-outs-georgia-as-largely-a-sanctuary-state/

FOX NEWS
— Musk says Dems won’t deport criminal migrants ‘because every illegal is a highly likely vote’ Musk discussed revelations that the brother of the Laken Riley murder suspect was not deported despite entering the country illegally. – Michael Dorgan
https://www.foxnews.com/us/musk-dems-wont-deport-criminal-migrants-every-illegal-highly-likely-vote
— LAURA INGRAHAM: It’s open season on Americans. Democrats will keep the border open as long as possible, Ingraham says. (COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat army.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/laura-open-season-americans
— Laura Ingraham: For Biden, it’s illegals first and native born Americans second
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ZWmOgWyAs
— Migrant crime forcing ‘dramatic’ political shift as NYC mayor calls for sanctuary law changes. Eric Adams calls for deportations by ICE for migrants who commit crimes in NYC.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/migrant-crime-forcing-dramatic-political-shift-nyc-mayor-calls-sanctuary-law-changes-benson
— DEI is corrupting airlines, medical school, and now everything – Greg Gutfeld
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/greg-gutfeld-dei-corrupting-airlines-medical-school-now-landmines
— US Army cutting force by 24K amid recruiting shortfalls. 5% of Army jobs slashed are mainly in positions that are already empty. – Stephen Sorace
https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-army-cutting-force-24k-recruiting-shortfalls

HOT AIR
— You Will Never Be Woke Enough for the Left
https://hotair.com/videos/2024/02/27/you-will-never-be-woke-enough-for-the-left-n3783696

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Sixteen Discriminatory Scholarships at Western Illinois U. Challenged By Equal Protection Project. “The number and scope of these discriminatory programs reflects a systemic discrimination problem at WIU” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/sixteen-discriminatory-scholarships-at-western-illinois-u-challenged-by-equal-protection-project/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Biden Administration Is Exporting Wokeness – ANDREA PICCIOTTI-BAYER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/02/the-biden-administration-is-exporting-wokeness/
— Denver Weighs Cutting Some Public Employees’ Hours to Zero to Tackle Migrant Crisis – JAMES LYNCH (COMMENT: Denver today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/denver-weighs-cutting-some-public-employees-hours-to-zero-to-tackle-migrant-crisis/

NEW AMERICAN
— Invasion, USA?
https://thenewamerican.com/print/invasion-usa/

NEWSMAX
— Tennessee House Passes Bill Limiting Pride Flag Display – Jim Thomas (COMMENT: When you were in school, if your teachers promoted LGBTQ like today’s teachers do, would you have become an LGBTQer?)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/tennessee-house-bill-pride-flag/2024/02/27/id/1155171/
— Gallup Poll: Immigration Top Problem in US – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gallup-immigration-top/2024/02/27/id/1155121/
— Google Parent Loses $70B in Value After Woke AI Snafu
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/google-alphabet-market-cap/2024/02/27/id/1155114/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— San Diego Designated Drop Zone For Illegals – Bill Wells
https://www.oann.com/video/in-focus-video/san-diego-designated-drop-zone-for-illegals/

PJ MEDIA
— The Battle to Eliminate DEI in Higher Education Has Just Begun – JACK FITZHENRY AND GIANCARLO CANAPARO
https://pjmedia.com/jack-fitzhenry-and-giancarlo-canaparo/2024/02/27/the-battle-to-eliminate-dei-in-higher-education-has-just-begun-n4926829

PATRIOT POST
— Chicago Residents Give Mayor Brandon an Earful on Illegals. The Windy City has had enough, but why do residents keep voting for more of the same? – EMMY GRIFFIN
https://patriotpost.us/articles/104763-chicago-residents-give-mayor-brandon-an-earful-on-illegals-2024-02-28

POST MILLENNIAL
— Google loses $70 BILLION in market value after Gemini AI exposed as woke – Hannah Nightingale
https://thepostmillennial.com/just-in-google-loses-70-billion-in-market-value-after-gemini-ai-exposed-as-woke

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrat and RINO leaders decry that “7th Circuit allows Indiana’s ban on care for transgender youth to take effect.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4492769-seventh-circuit-allows-indianas-ban-on-care-transgender-youth-to-take-effect/

NEWSWEEK
— Republican Wants to Block Money to Own State Over Migrant ‘Freebies’ – Matthew Impelli (COMMENT: The more tax dollars given to a state for illegals, the more illegals that will go there.)
https://www.newsweek.com/darrell-issa-block-funding-migrant-freebies-california-1874246

ABC NEWS
— Democrats decry obstacles to their promotion of LGBTQ.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ban-gender-affirming-care-minors-allowed-effect-indiana-107612984

CBS NEWS
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Haley to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/nikki-haley-says-trump-will-drag-the-republican-party-down-in-colorado/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that nothing can be done to slow down illegal immigration let alone stop illegal immigration.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2024-02-28/us-asylum-restriction-aimed-at-limiting-claims-has-little-impact-given-strained-border-budget
— San Francisco supervisors apologize to Black residents for decades of racist policies as a 1st step in reparations (COMMENT: Democrats run Congress. GAO works for Congress. In Diersen v. GAO, constructively, GAO argued that it did what Congress wanted it to do, that is, it gave preference to its employees who were moderate/liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, that is, it discriminated against its employees who were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/san-francisco-supervisors-apologize-to-black-residents-for-decades-of-racist-policies-as-a-1st/article_e844055b-a3b6-5b80-9942-efa33e599cf6.html
https://www.whig.com/ap/national/san-francisco-apologizes-to-black-residents-for-decades-of-racist-policies/article_08ba90ea-832e-52e8-b404-f84fa3682d47.html

AOL
— Republicans slam Athens mayor for running a ‘sanctuary city,’ but the city denies being one – ROB DIRIENZO (COMMENT: Are the following de-facto sanctuaries: your county, your township, your municipality, and/or your school district ?)
https://www.aol.com/news/republicans-slam-athens-mayor-running-000746958.html

MSN
— Americans Change Their Mind About Donald Trump’s Border Wall – James Bickerton
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/americans-change-their-mind-about-donald-trump-s-border-wall/ar-BB1iY3Wc

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump v. Biden. The issue should be health, not age.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/27/us/politics/biden-seth-meyers.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/26/us/politics/biden-age-taboo.html
— Democrats and RINOs use IVF to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/27/opinion/ivf-alabama-republicans.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Haley.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/27/opinion/nikki-haley-campaign-primary.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Pritzker ever-increasingly promotes more abortion.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/27/jb-pritzker-fight-reproductive-freedom-is-personal/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Democrats celebrate their success in pushing LGBTQ on everyone.
https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/02/27/nyc-pride-2024-theme-reflect-empower-unite/

DENVER POST
— Aurora City Council passes resolution demanding a stop to busing migrants to “non-sanctuary city” Opponents say the resolution spreads anti-immigrant rhetoric. – SAJA HINDI (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs call you a racist and even worse things if you do not promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.denverpost.com/2024/02/27/aurora-council-sanctuary-bus-migrants/

CAROLINA JOURNAL
— Nearly half a million illegal immigrants reside in NC – THERESA OPEKA (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that they will all use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrats.)
https://www.carolinajournal.com/report-nearly-half-a-million-illegal-immigrants-reside-in-nc/

FORTUNE & FORBES & BUSINESS INSIDER & HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE
— Democrats and RINOs a) reject the Supreme Court Affirmative Action decision and b) ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/buzz-dei-great-retreat-overblown-data-backed-proof-opposite-diversity-leadership-careers/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hvmacarthur/2024/02/27/dei-why-its-on-its-way-up-not-on-the-way-out/
https://www.businessinsider.com/dei-programs-america-diversity-equity-inclusion-pushback-how-to-fix-2024-2
https://hrexecutive.com/how-the-diversity-backlash-is-affecting-dei-efforts-in-the-workplace/

VOA
— Is Nikki Haley a moderate or a conservative? Yes. She’s a down-the-line conservative on almost every issue — except for one really important one. – Zack Beauchamp
https://www.vox.com/policy/24042053/nikki-haley-moderate-conservative-democracy

FEEDSPOT
— Conservative News Websites. Here are 70 Best Conservative News Websites you must follow in 2024. (COMMENT: I should form a National Association of Conservative Journalists.)
https://journalists.feedspot.com/conservative_news_websites/

February 27, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White supremacist group’s anti-Semitic comments are cut off at Evanston City Council meeting – ALEX HULVALCHICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/26/white-supremacist-groups-anti-semitic-comments-are-cut-off-at-evanston-city-council-meeting/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot in Evanston.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/26/evanston-opens-second-dispensary-on-chicago-border/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrat leaders use very angle that they can against Republicans to promote abortion.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/02/26/ivf-treatments-alabama-supreme-court-frozen-embryos-children-legal-protections-republicans-editorial
— How long do you need to save to buy a home in Chicago? 4 years, experts say. – Elvia Malagón (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, that is, back in the 1970s, it took me only 25 months to earn and save enough to buy a new town home in University Park — 15 months working for IRS, 18 months working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights, and 7 months working full-time for that store before that. During that time, I earned and saved enough to also buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971 and to pay for graduate evening business courses at Loyola in 1972.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/real-estate/2024/02/25/chicago-real-estate-homeowners-buy-down-payment-equity-disparties-realty-hop

DAILY HERALD
— GOP District 11 U.S. Congressional candidate Susan Hathaway-Altman of Geneva: Free Jan. 6 defendants – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240226/us-congress-politics/gop-house-candidate-free-jan-6-defendants/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago has one of the largest income inequality gaps in the country – Jack Grieve (COMMENT: To remedy that income inequality, in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and they gave my job to my Black subordinate. In today’s dollars, my annual income dropped by $84,910/year or 57%. In today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $150,075/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $65,165/year or only 43% of what my GAO salary was. Further, to remedy that income inequality, in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO. In today’s dollars, my income dropped by $22,996/year or 21%. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $110,020/year. My GAO salary was only $87,024/year or only 79% of what my IRS salary was. According to Democrats and RINOs, I have always been overpaid.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/chicago-has-10th-highest-income-inequality-us
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A household in Chicago must bring home an annual salary of at least $149,219 to be among the city’s top 20% of earners. On the other hand, any household earning less than $27,255 is in the bottom quintile bracket. That means the city’s top one-fifth of earners make at least 5.47 times as much as the bottom one-fifth of earners.)
— It’s getting harder for towns to ignore their lack of affordable housing – Dennis Rodkin
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/illinois-tightens-affordable-housing-rules-towns

ABC7
— Cook County Special Victims Unit warning migrants about sex trafficking. – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Tom Jones, Maggie Green, and Adriana Aguilar (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-in-cook-county-sex-trafficking/14471350/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly want Blacks to be pot pushers.
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14470220/

NBC5
— Records reveal potential gaps in Johnson’s administration approach to health care for migrants. Documents obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show that the city was aware that a “lack of space” within Chicago’s migrant shelter system provided “increased challenges” with both placing people and providing “initial healthcare.” – Bennett Haeberle, Lisa Capitanini, Katy Smyser and Connor Dore (COMMENT: My outstanding parents provided me with healthcare. Because I am a federal retiree, the federal government pays 72% of my and my wife’s healthcare insurance.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/records-reveal-potential-gaps-in-johnsons-administration-approach-to-health-care-for-migrants/3366408/

CBS2
— Another migrant shelter closes in Chicago
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/another-migrant-shelter-closes-in-chicago/
— Pritzker proposes $23M for birth equity (COMMENT: When I was born in 1948, my father was earning only about $40,000/year in today’s dollars working in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. We lived in a 2-bedroom apartment above a hardware store on the northeast corner of Main & Exchange in Crete. My mother never attended high school. She did not work outside the home until after my father died suddenly in 1969.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/gov-pritzker-23-million-birth-equity/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/change-makers-mercy-sisters-dedicated-to-helping-chicagos-asylum-seekers/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady.
https://news.yahoo.com/big-loss-trump-south-carolina-164800646.html

WTTW
— The Democrat Party platform ever-increasingly promotes more poverty and crime.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/26/latino-voices-community-conversation-homelessness-chicago

WBEZ
— Students interview Black Evanston residents who are first in the nation to receive reparations. After Evanston became the first U.S. city to create a reparations program, an oral history project is collecting the stories of recipients. – Max Lubbers (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/students-interview-black-evanston-residents-first-in-the-nation-to-receive-reparations/50321efa-919a-4c73-8421-36794c8d899b

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrat leaders use very angle that they can against Republicans to promote abortion.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/02/26/pritzker-takes-abortion-rights-campaign-to-las-vegas/72690377007/

SPRINGFIELD HERALD NEWS
— Gov. Pritzker announces ten state-designated cultural districts (COMMENT: One could argue that Crete was a German American Lutheran cultural district through the 1960s.)
https://springfieldherald.news/gov-pritzker-announces-ten-statedesignated-cultural-districts-p24748-192.htm

SHAW LOCAL
— Illinois lawmaker to join Bolingbrook event on abolition of cash bail
https://www.shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/2024/02/24/illinois-lawmaker-to-join-bolingbrook-event-on-abolition-of-cash-bail/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Illegal immigrants could get professional licenses under Washington State bill – JACKSON WALKER (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors ignored/dismissed/belittled my becoming a licensed CPA a 1981 when I was 32 years old. I had worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO since 1980. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger, or veteran.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/illegal-immigrants-could-get-professional-licenses-under-washington-state-bill-migrants-border-crisis-immigration-asylum-seekers-washington-state-legislature-amy-walen-social-security-taxpayer-identification-number

WGEM
— Organization files federal civil rights complaint against WIU, alleging discriminatory scholarships. The complaint states the scholarships “either restrict eligibility to students who are ‘African American,’ ‘Black Women,’ ‘Latino,’ or students who identify as ‘LGBTQI+’ or give preference to such students.”
https://www.wgem.com/2024/02/26/organization-files-federal-civil-rights-complaint-against-wiu-alleging-discriminatory-scholarships/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Democrat leaders push pot in the South Loop.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/02/26/sparkd-cannabis-opens-pot-shop-in-south-loop/

CHICAGO BOOTH REVIEW
— Women and Minorities Are Charged More for Car Loans – Dylan Walsh (COMMENT: In 1971, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, and coworkers were furious when I got a car loan to buy a new 1972 Corvette, a car that I still own. I would not have bought that car if my 1969 Dodge Charger SE had not been stolen. I had worked for IRS for only 4 months. My salary was $54,728/year in today’s dollars. I had worked for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights part-time for 7 months and full-time for 7 months before that.)
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/review/women-minorities-are-charged-more-car-loans

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/27/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-240/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/26/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-41/
— Democrat leaders use very angle that they can against Republicans to promote abortion.
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/26/so-far-illinois-republican-congressional-delegation-is-silent-on-ivf/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

DUPAGE POLICY JOURMAL
— McBroom: Busses of illegal immigrants stopped after suggestion ‘about affluent suburban communities possibly housing migrants’ (COMMENT: How affluent is your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, your precinct, and your neighborhood? How many large homes with empty bedrooms do the aforesaid have?)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/655139722-mcbroom-busses-of-illegal-immigrants-stopped-after-suggestion-about-affluent-suburban-communities-possibly-housing-migrants

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION PUSHING SCHOOL MODEL WHERE KIDS PERFORM POORLY – Hannah Schmid
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-teachers-union-pushing-school-model-where-kids-perform-poorly/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RNC Chair Ronna Romney-McDaniel Stepping Down on March 8, Weeks After Trump Endorses Michael Whatley for Top GOP Post (COMMENT: Serving as the chairman of a Republican organization is a thankless job. They are blamed for all the losses that Republicans suffer during and after they are chairmen. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about those who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct suffered since 2005. I would focus on the candidates who suffered losses and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Illinois Center Right Coalition. I would focus on conservative and religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/breaking-rnc-chair-ronna-romney-mcdaniel-stepping-down-on-march-8-weeks-after-trump-endorses-michael-whatley-for-top-gop-post.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WAHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Scott Perry says House GOP should cancel Biden’s State of the Union – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/scott-perry-says-house-gop-should-cancel-joe-biden/
— ‘No longer fit’: GOP congressman asks VP Harris, Cabinet to invoke 25th Amendment against Biden – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/rep-ken-buck-asks-kamala-harris-cabinet-invoke-25t/
— Once-important CPAC now welcomes Trump supporters only – David Keene (COMMENT: Do Trump supporters consider me to be a Trump-supporter? I have not contributed any money to the Trump campaign.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/once-important-cpac-now-welcomes-trump-supporters-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Liberal media should stop acting like the ‘enemy of the people’ – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2885629/liberal-media-should-stop-acting-like-enemy-of-people/
— Christianity is incompatible with the Democratic Party – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2885507/christianity-incompatible-with-democratic-party/
— Biden brings racial division to the nation’s airwaves – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2872446/biden-brings-racial-division-to-airwaves/

NEW YORK POST
— Most Americans support southern border wall — as 61% call illegal immigration ‘very serious problem’ – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/us-news/majority-of-americans-support-southern-border-wall-as-61-see-illegal-immigration-as-very-serious-problem-poll/
— Nearly half of Dems want to boot Biden off ticket — with Michelle Obama his leading favorite replacement – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/us-news/nearly-half-of-dems-want-to-boot-biden-off-ticket-with-michelle-obama-his-leading-favorite-replacement-poll/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Future voters pouring over border – Chad Groening, Billy Davis
https://afn.net/national-security/2024/02/26/future-voters-pouring-over-border-but-november-election-comes-first/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Coming attractions: border violator immunity from prosecution? – Richard J. Douglas
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/coming_attractions_border_violator_immunity_from_prosecution.html
— Trump haters spin Nikki Haley’s SC loss as a victory, but her backers know the truth – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/trump_haters_spin_nikki_haleys_sc_loss_as_a_victory_but_her_backers_know_the_truth.html

BLAZE
— Migrant meal madness: Taxpayers foot $64 daily tab for illegal aliens – PAUL CRANEY
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/migrant-meal-madness-taxpayers-foot-64-daily-tab-for-illegal-aliens
— Democrats’ illegal immigration gambit paves the way for one-party rule – PAUL GOTTFRIED
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/democrats-illegal-immigration-gambit-paves-the-way-for-one-party-rule

BREITBART
— Migrants Handed Spacious Apartments for Free as New Yorkers Left Paying Thousands for Tiny Rooms – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/26/migrants-handed-spacious-apartments-free-new-yorkers-left-paying-thousands-tiny-rooms/

DAILY CALLER
— Majority Of Americans Support Building Border Wall For First Time – BENJAMIN SZWEDIUK
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/26/majority-american-support-building-border-wall-first-time-monmouth-poll-history/

DAILY WIRE
— DEI Could Get You Killed In The Operating Room – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dei-could-get-you-killed-in-the-operating-room
— ‘DEI Puts The Lives Of Your Loved Ones At Risk’: Elon Musk, Other Prominent Voices Respond To Ben Shapiro Investigation Into DEI In Medicine. – Zach Jewell
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dei-puts-the-lives-of-your-loved-ones-at-risk-elon-musk-other-prominent-voices-respond-to-ben-shapiro-investigation-into-dei-in-medicine

EPOCH TIMES
— The Biden Policies That Transformed America’s Borders. As the 2024 election approaches, the border has come into sharp focus for many voters, who are wanting to see the problems fixed. – Emel Akan, Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/bidens-key-policy-changes-that-transformed-americas-borders-5594744

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Biden’s Border Invasion Is Americans’ No. 1 Worry – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/27/gallup-poll-bidens-border-invasion-is-americans-no-1-worry/

FOX NEWS
— Sheriffs fighting migrant crime in communities across US as border surge continues: ‘The last line’ of defense
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347672799112
— Migrant crisis: ‘No end in sight’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347724035112

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Most people don’t realize how bad the situation is in medical schools, worse than in general higher ed. We’ve been sounding the alarm for several years. Ben Shapiro: “DEI Could Get You Killed In the Operating Room” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/most-people-dont-realize-how-bad-the-situation-is-in-medical-schools-worse-than-in-general-higher-ed/
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Wants to Modify Sanctuary City Law to Allow Turning Over Illegals Who Commit Felonies to ICE. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-wants-to-modify-sanctuary-city-law-to-allow-turning-over-illegals-who-commit-crimes-to-ice/

NEWSMAX
— Poll: 84% Say Illegals Serious Problem – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/monmouth-university-poll-illegal-immigration/2024/02/26/id/1155010/

PJ MEDIA
— It Won’t Be Long Until They’re Not Asking. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) made news recently when her administration asked residents to volunteer to house illegal aliens — or “undocumented migrants” in the Orwellian newspeak — through the U.S. Department of State’s “Welcome Corps” initiative. – DARRELL FROST (COMMENT: How affluent is your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, your precinct, and your neighborhood? How many large homes with empty bedrooms do the aforesaid have?)
https://pjmedia.com/darrellfrost/2024/02/26/it-wont-be-long-until-theyre-not-asking-n4926759
— Blue States Advance From Slow-Motion Suicide to Fast-Action – STEPHEN GREEN
https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2024/02/26/blue-states-advance-from-slow-motion-suicide-to-fast-action-n4926779

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Primary apathy in Michigan: Democrats, GOP struggle as supporters mull whether to even vote. – JOEY CAPPELLETTI (COMMENT: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman done to encourage registered Republicans in your precinct to vote in the March 19, 2024 primary? In my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 in Wheaton, I have hand-delivered a copy of the sample Republican ballot to each of the precinct’s 224 homes and 4 apartments that have at least one registered Republican voter. I am going to hand-deliver to those residences a letter from Annette Corrigan that encourages them to vote for her as a DuPage County Board District 4 write-in candidate.)
https://apnews.com/article/michigan-primary-apathy-voters-a92790de4fd55639a55ea0f18af988c6

MSNBC
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly run America and use “democracy” to take opportunities away from Republicans, and especially from Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to take opportunities away from Republicans who are the aforesaid. My Democrat superiors in the federal government took opportunities away from me big time. They never promoted me beyond GS-13 and they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.
https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/pro-trump-cpac-speaker-pledges-end-of-democracy-204921925518

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat and RINO leaders falsely argue that their illegals boost the economy. Because illegals drive wages down, the Democrats and RINOs who hire them make more money at the expense of citizens of America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/27/economy-immigration-border-biden/
— Democrats say Eisenhower’s mass deportation operation in 1954 was “inhumane” and a “racial terror campaign.” If Eisenhower had not mass deported illegals, illegals would have gotten the jobs that I did a) doing yard work 1962-1964, b) delivering newspapers 1962-1966, c) washing dishes 1964-1966, d) cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966, e) delivering mail 1966-1969, f) working on an automobile assembly line in 1970, g) etc.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2024/02/26/trump-immigration-deportation-eisenhower-operation/

BOSTON GLOBE
— In building a case for local reparations, Embrace Boston report aims to connect past to present – Tiana Woodard (COMMENT: How long have your ancestors been in America? Ever-increasingly, Democrat leaders hint/imply/argue/shout that the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more reparations that you should pay. My ancestors have been in America since 1844. In my defense, I stress that my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/26/metro/boston-massachusetts-reparations-study-report/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Who’s the RINO Now? Trump has redefined the term to mean someone who isn’t loyal enough to him. – William McGurn (COMMENT: A RINO is someone who claims to be Republican, but fails/refuses to defend/advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-the-rino-now-republican-in-name-only-trump-haley-primary-15e8eea2
— Will Haley’s Voters Save the Day for Biden? Don’t Bet on It. – Gerard Baker (COMMEMT: In your precinct, in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, how many voters, what percent, and why will they vote for Haley?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-haleys-voters-save-the-day-for-biden-dont-bet-on-it-2024-presidential-election-3aea46d6

FORBES
— To get more votes from those who are the following, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasingly promise to give them more preference: minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, poor, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those who ancestors have not been America for a long time. But to give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to those who are the aforesaid is to discriminate against those who are not the aforesaid. I am not any of the aforesaid.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lenwoodvlongsr/2024/02/26/at-stake-this-election-economic-inclusion–racial-equity/
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2024/02/26/inclusion-is-for-everyone-understanding-the-essence-of-deib/
— I should write a book about the following who have done the most to make me feel like I do not belong: a) past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, b) past and present leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) conservative leaders and activists, d) religious leaders and activists, and e) my Democrat superiors in the federal government.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/biancabarratt/2024/02/27/why-feeling-a-sense-of-belonging-at-work-matters-and-how-to-cultivate-it/

FORTUNE
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/corporate-social-justice-guide-bsr/

STEVEN FARRON
— Affirmative Action (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs have always used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.amazon.com/Affirmative-Action-Hoax-Steven-Farron/dp/0965638383

LINDQUIST VON HASEN & JOYCE
— Your Accounting Career Plan (COMMENT: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, if I could do it over again, I would have overcome my fear of not being able to pass the CPA examination much sooner than I did. I would have majored in accounting instead of management at UIC, NIU, and Loyola and I would have done things much sooner than I did. As it was, I did not earn an MBA from Loyola until I was 27 in 1976. I did not take and pass the CPA examination until I was 30. I did not earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul until I was 31. I did not take and pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination and become a licensed CPA until I was 32. But by then, because of my bad demographics, I was much “too old” to have a successful career in accounting. I did not take more than one graduate evening course at a time at Loyola and DePaul because of financial limitations and time limitations. IRS did not offer me a job until I was 22 and it was as a “Revenue Officer” job instead of a “Revenue Agent” job because I had not taken enough accounting courses.)
https://lvhj.com/your-accounting-career-plan/

DAILY BEAST
— ‘White’ Chicago Cop Sues Department to Change His Race. Officer Muhammed Yusuf says racial identity is fluid and being incorrectly designated Caucasian has hampered his career. – Justin Rohrlich (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to retain and promote their Democrat employees, and especially those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-chicago-cop-muhammed-yusuf-sues-police-department-to-change-his-race

February 26, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave post on March 8 as Donald Trump moves to install new loyalists – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/ronna-mcdaniel-donald-trump-rnc-republican-national-committee/14469501/
— Chicago shootings: At least 22 shot, 4 killed in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shootings-this-weekend-violence-police/14466679/
— Chicago shooting: 14-year-old boy among 3 shot to death at West Chatham home
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-today-west-chatham-vincennes-avenue/14468343/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP5pS67ds1o
— Pro-Palestinian protest closes parts of inner DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protest-today-pro-palestinian-gold-coast-traffic-downtown/14467488/

CBS2
— Three killed in mass shooting on Chicago’s South Side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe-mVxPVLnc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ejXRwwEx8

FOX32
— Pro-Palestine protesters gather in Chicago to demand ceasefire
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pro-palestine-protests-gather-in-chicago-to-demand-ceasefire

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Second Chicago mass shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 wounded on South Side
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/02/25/3-killed-1-wounded-shooting-chatham-south-side-cpd-guns-gunshot-crime-violence
— During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/02/25/black-history-month-toni-morrison-the-bluest-eye-steinberg

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Brandon Johnson promised a new era of ‘co-governance’ in City Hall. So far, it’s a bumpy ride. – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/26/mayor-brandon-johnson-lobbying/
— Faith leaders: City Hall must step up to the plate and provide more funding for violence prevention – MICHAEL PFLEGER, OTIS MOSS III, SETH LIMMER and CIERA BATES-CHAMBERLAIN (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes destruction of traditional marriage and family. It promotes dependency on government and charity. It promotes disrespect for human life.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/25/opinion-community-violence-intervention-chicago-mayor-funding/

DAILY HERALD
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump. How many demographics do you share with Trump? Anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, the more demographics that you share with Trump, the more hatred that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will promote against you. Trump and I share the following demographics: draft avoider, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240225/syndicated-columnists/disturbing-truth-and-the-vietnam-memorial/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: His sense of entitlement was manifest since Vietnam, when he was able to “win” a medical deferment for bone spurs, while those not as fortunate went in his place.)

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Chicagoans rally after 2 years of full-scale invasion of Ukraine – Sonya Dymova
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/02/26/lateststories/photo-gallery-chicagoans-rally-after-2-years-of-full-scale-invasion-of-ukraine/
— Asian Pacific American Coalition hosts dialogue on reparations for Japanese Americans – Isaiah Steinberg (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they assigned me supervise their only Japanese American employee.)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/02/26/lateststories/asian-pacific-american-coalition-hosts-dialogue-on-reparations-for-japanese-americans/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/belleville/article285788466.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Made money from illegal activity in 2023? Better report it on your taxes, IRS says – Derick Fox, Addy Bink (COMMENT: I worked for GAO on an audit of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division’s illegal source income program in 1986-1988. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/assets/ggd-88-61.pdf )
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/made-money-from-illegal-activity-in-2023-better-report-it-on-your-taxes-irs-says/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/26/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-239/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois Municipal League sees negative impact in Pritzker’s budget. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_f2bf5500-d280-11ee-8b0e-4b333ef4ef0d.html

WIREPOINTS
— Chicago progressives, don’t fret loss of your ‘Mansion Tax.’ The biggest one of all is already law, which your chosen leaders despise – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-progressives-dont-fret-loss-of-your-mansion-tax-the-biggest-one-of-all-is-already-law-which-your-chosen-leaders-despise-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Ronna McDaniel will step down as RNC chair on March 8 – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/26/ronna-mcdaniel-will-step-down-as-rnc-chair-on-marc/
— U.S. military missed its 2023 recruiting goals by 41,000. – Everett Piper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/25/why-would-young-americans-defend-nation-that-needs/

NEW YORK POST
— How China is flooding America with fentanyl on purpose to undermine our society – Peter Schweizer
https://nypost.com/2024/02/25/opinion/how-china-is-flooding-america-with-fentanyl-on-purpose-to-undermine-our-society/
— BLM co-founder says being a Taylor Swift fan is ‘slightly racist,’ Chiefs Super Bowl win was ‘white supremacist conspiracy’ – Kendall Tietz
https://nypost.com/2024/02/25/us-news/professor-says-being-a-taylor-swift-fan-is-slightly-racist-chiefs-super-bowl-win-was-white-supremacist-conspiracy/
— Film shows left targets ‘core American values’ with identity-ideology battles: Gender ‘war on kids’ exposed – Andrew Gutmann
https://nypost.com/2024/02/25/opinion/film-shows-left-targets-core-american-values-with-identity-ideology-battles-gender-war-on-kids-exposed/
— My critics/opponents blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct suffer. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.
https://nypost.com/2023/11/08/news/gop-politicians-strategists-blame-messaging-low-turnout-after-disappointing-election-results/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What is a Christian Nationalist? – John Leonard
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/what_is_a_christian_nationalist.html
— The taxman cometh…but for whom? – Mark C. Ross
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/the_taxman_comethbut_for_whom.html
— America’s military decline is deliberate – Richard Kline
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/americas_military_decline_is_deliberate.html

FOX NEWS
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage/force children to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/majority-democrats-say-parents-not-able-opt-kids-out-learning-lgbtq-issues-schools

JUST THE NEWS
— A nation enriched by legal immigrants now buckles from weight of illegal crossers and their crimes. Victims in every state soar from murdered college student to raped developmentally challenged person. – John Solomon.
https://justthenews.com/government/security/suna-nation-enriched-legal-immigrants-now-buckles-weight-illegal-crossings

NATIONAL REVIEW
— RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Announces Resignation as Trump Pushes Leadership Overhaul – DAVID ZIMMERMANN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/rnc-chairwoman-ronna-mcdaniel-announces-resignation-as-trump-pushes-leadership-overhaul/
— JANUARY 2, 2023 FLASHBACK: Trump Blames Extreme Pro-Lifers for Republican Midterm Defeats – RAMESH PONNURU
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-blames-extreme-pro-lifers-for-republican-midterm-defeats/

NEWSMAX
— CPAC Poll: Newsmax ‘Most Trusted’ in Cable News – Fran Beyer (COMMENT: I would hope that GOPUSA ILLINOIS would be ranked “most trusted” by those in Illinois who support the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. The more of the aforesaid planks that my critics/opponents reject, the harder that they work against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who are working against me the hardest. In 2021, they ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cpac-conservatives-straw-poll/2024/02/25/id/1154886/
(COMMENT: Newsmax was voted by the Conservative Political Action Conference the “most trusted” cable news outlet in America — trouncing rival Fox News by a whopping 34 points, according to a straw poll conducted at the annual conference. CPAC announced the findings of the survey Sunday after four days of meetings in Washington, D.C. Each year CPAC organizes the nation’s most influential conservative conference, drawing major political and celebrity figures weighing in on policy issues and political races. The CPAC poll findings showed: 49% said Newsmax, when asked which network do you “trust the most.”
Only 15% said the same about Fox News. 29% chose “none” of the options as a trusted outlet. Either CNN or MSNBC was the choice for 1% each.
The survey was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates from Wednesday to Saturday — with a total of 1,478 conservatives participating. Participants appeared to be happy about Newsmax but were less sanguine about Big Tech platforms and their leaders. Some 55% of CPAC attendees singled out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as the Big Tech CEO “doing the most to undermine America.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai came in second at 32% with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos at 5% and Apple’s Tim Cook at just 1%. The survey also asked participants what was the best way to combat “woke elites.” Almost a majority, 46%, said it would be to “give to grassroots efforts to mobilize conservatives.” Some 25% said donating “directly to candidates for Congress” was the best approach. Participants completed the survey using a unique six-digit PIN code to eliminate multiple or outside voting.)
— With No Fed Fix, Migrant Influx Squeezing Big U.S. Cities – Fran Beyer
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/immigration-denver-chicago/2024/02/25/id/1154862/

PJ MEDIA
— A Big Victory Against Grooming in Public Schools – RABBI MICHAEL BARCLAY
https://pjmedia.com/rabbi-michael-barclay/2024/02/25/a-big-victory-against-grooming-in-public-schools-n4926750

RED STATE
— AOC Declares Border Crisis a Hoax, Claims Illegal Immigration Is Great for the Economy – Ben Kew
https://redstate.com/benkew/2024/02/25/aoc-insists-border-crisis-is-a-hoax-blames-republicans-for-false-narrative-n2170557

TOWNHALL
— DeSantis Ramps Up His Efforts to Put Joe Biden’s Border Crisis to Bed – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/25/desantis-ramps-up-his-efforts-to-put-joe-bidens-border-crisis-to-bed-n2635679

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Disturbing Find Made on Voters Rolls as Hundreds of Non-Citizens Removed – Warner Todd Huston
https://www.westernjournal.com/disturbing-find-made-voters-rolls-hundreds-non-citizens-removed-reportedly-put/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/homenews/lgbtq/4486033-equality-act-backers-undeterred-lack-progress-years-later/

CNN
— Migrant crisis looms over governors’ gathering at the White House – PRISCILLA ALVAREZ, CAMILA DECHALUS AND ALISON MAIN
https://www.aol.com/news/migrant-crisis-looms-over-governors-185409306.html

MSN
— Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO leaders use every court decision against Republicans.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/gop-seeks-to-distance-itself-from-consequences-of-alabama-frozen-embryo-decision/ar-BB1iRGH7
— Why major cities are slashing city budgets amid immigrant crisis – Alayna Alvarez
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/why-major-cities-are-slashing-city-budgets-amid-immigrant-crisis/ar-BB1iQRuk

ABC NEWS
— Republican base sounds ready for Trump’s promised ‘retribution,’ with some exceptions. “I would like to see him actually drain the swamp,” one supporter at CPAC said. – Tal Axelrod (COMMENT: From what I see, virtually all federal employees are Democrats, that is, virtually all federal employees are anti-Republican, that is, virtually all federal employees are anti-conservative. What if 50% of federal employees had to be Democrat and 50% had to be Republican?)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republican-base-sounds-ready-trumps-promised-retribution-exceptions/story?id=107526747
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I liked Vivek [Ramaswamy]’s idea: fire 70% of the deep state, the people that are government employees.”)

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts are to non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/26/us/politics/supreme-court-social-media-texas-florida.html
— Why a $25 Million Plan to Relocate N.Y.C. Migrant Families Outside New York City Is Struggling. A program designed to resettle 1,250 families across New York State has moved only about 170 households, barely easing the burden on the city’s shelter system. – Dana Rubinstein, Andy Newman and Wesley Parnell (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders of your county, township, municipality, and school district on homeowners who are the following to house their illegals and provide them with food, clothing, medical care, transportation, education, etc.: Democrat, wealthy, own a large home, have empty bedrooms, hate Trump, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/25/nyregion/migrants-relocation-ny.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Tightens Hold on GOP, Crowding Out Even Popular Rivals. Haley, governors and other key Republicans can’t put a dent in his support as he steamrolls toward the nomination. – Aaron Zitner and Jack Gillum
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-tightens-hold-on-gop-crowding-out-even-popular-rivals-93810b3a
— Peter Thiel’s $100,000 Offer to Skip College Is More Popular Than Ever. More Americans are rethinking the value of a college education. – Gregory Zuckerman (COMMENT: If had not had a bachelor’s degree in business, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970 and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate evening business courses, IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. If I had not earned an MBA, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.wsj.com/finance/peter-thiels-100-000-offer-to-skip-college-is-more-popular-than-ever-162e281b
— Donald Trump’s Divided Republican Party. He wins big in South Carolina but won’t beat Joe Biden without Nikki Haley’s voters. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-nikki-haley-south-carolina-primary-2024-gop-presidential-race-60d4544c
— EV Startups Struggled to Build Cars. Now They Struggle to Sell Them. Lucid and Rivian are more exposed to cooling demand than legacy rivals that can lean on gas-powered vehicles to support electric investments. – Sean McLain
https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/ev-startups-struggled-to-build-cars-now-they-struggle-to-sell-them-6bfff73c

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘Work longer’ is no solution for people who can’t afford to retire – TERESA GHILARDUCCI (COMMENT: According to my Democrat GAO superiors, I could “afford” to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old because of my wife’s income, because we had no debts, because we did not have children, and because of our retirement savings.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2024-02-26/older-workers-retirement-insecurity

FORBES
— Increasingly, employers are turning away older applicants or firing older employees to replace them with younger ones. – Sheila Callaham (COMMENT: Age discriminators get rid of older White men so that they can give preference to younger women and minorities. I should write a book about age discriminators. I would focus on the biggest age discriminators in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. I would focus on those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sheilacallaham/2024/02/25/how-age-discrimination-lawsuits-can-benefit-the-workplace/?sh=132a09847212

GAZETTE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in getting religious leaders to promote illegal immigration.
https://www.thegazette.com/state-government/texas-ag-moves-to-shut-down-catholic-migrant-shelter-could-the-same-happen-in-iowa/

WKMS
— The more that Democrat and RINO politicians promote hatred against Whites to get support from minorities, the more backlash that there will be.
https://www.wkms.org/2024-02-25/masked-marchers-carrying-white-supremacist-symbols-in-downtown-paducah-draw-concerns

February 24, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Internal DHS analysis warns of threats posed against 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Tom Jones (COMMENT: Remember when Democrat violence canceled Trump’s Chicago rally  in 2016?)
https://abc7chicago.com/dnc-2024-chicago-democratic-national-convention-dhs-security-threats/14462581/
— Judge rules Chicago real estate transfer tax primary ballot question invalid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjlX_m3p8og
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. All those who hired me would have hired illegals instead of me if they could have.
https://abc7chicago.com/migrants-in-chicago-work-permit-authorization-unity-initiative/14462070/
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14462126/
— Allegations of sex abuse or assault against Chicago Public Schools staff are up 12% – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-public-schools-grooming-child-sex-assault-abuse/14462021/

NBC5
— Surveillance video shows Chicago teen, 8 others steal cars worth $583K from Wisconsin dealership. One suspect, a 17-year-old Chicago boy, was arrested Sunday in the southern Wisconsin community of Pleasant Prairie after the stolen vehicle he was driving crashed along Interstate 94. – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-teen-8-others-stole-several-cars-worth-583k-from-wisconsin-luxury-dealership-police-say/3364413/
— Controversial real estate transfer tax removed from primary ballot in Chicago after judge’s ruling
https://www.nbcchicago.com/illinois-election-2024/controversial-real-estate-transfer-tax-removed-from-primary-ballot-in-chicago-after-judges-ruling/3364498/

CBS2
— Judge tosses Chicago referendum on tax hike on sales of million-dollar homes to fight homelessness – Adam Harrington, Todd Feurer, John Odenthal
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/judge-tosses-chicago-referendum-tax-sales-homes-fight-homelessness/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. All those who hired me would have hired illegals instead of me if they could have.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/lack-access-work-permits-migrants-shelters/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FslKOBufrZk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku985cpunqo
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard accused of misusing public funds, improperly running charity – Megan Hickey, Alex Ortiz
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/dolton-mayor-charity/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuqt74U2Cxc

WGN RADIO
— Where does Chicago rank among cities with people in financial distress – Brian Althimer (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/where-does-chicago-rank-in-cities-with-the-most-people-in-financial-distress/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville councilman Josh McBroom said no one interested in housing migrants but emails show some people did respond. – TESS KENNY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/naperville-councilman-mcbroom-migrant-housing-foi-interest-email/
— Local Russians in exile decry war in Ukraine — and Putin — on invasion’s 2-year anniversary. – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/local-russians-in-exile-decry-war-in-ukraine-and-putin-on-invasions-2-year-anniversary/
— Illinois agrees to tougher oversight of polluters in low-income communities, resolving civil rights complaint about Chicago scrap shredder. – MICHAEL HAWTHORNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/illinois-agrees-to-tougher-oversight-of-polluters-in-low-income-communities-resolving-civil-rights-complaint-about-chicago-scrap-shredder/
— Naperville mansion sells for nearly $8M, making it the suburb’s second-priciest sale in history – BOB GOLDSBOROUGH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/naperville-mansion-sells-for-nearly-8m-making-it-the-suburbs-second-priciest-sale-in-history/

DAILY HERALD
— It’s newcomer vs. five-time federal candidate in GOP’s 14th Congressional District contes. – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240223/us-congress-politics/its-newcomer-vs-five-time-federal-candidate-in-gops-14th-congressional-district-contest/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— With IVF under the gun, fertility providers in Illinois face an uncertain future – Jon Asplund
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/alabama-ivf-ruling-creates-uncertain-future-illinois-providers

MADISON RECORD
— Madison County Board passes resolution opposing Illinois’ sanctuary status – Heather Isringhausen Gvillo (COMMENT: Who is leading the effort to get your county to pass such a resolution?)
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/655075553-madison-county-board-passes-resolution-opposing-illinois-sanctuary-status

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Lara Trump Urges RNC to Cover Donald Trump’s Legal Bills, Citing Voter Support – Benzinga
https://pantagraph.com/news/nation-world/government-politics/lara-trump-urges-rnc-to-cover-donald-trumps-legal-bills-citing-voter-support/video_7ff2f17f-968d-540c-9ea1-56de419a6ebf.html

WSIL TV
— Trump says he ‘strongly supports’ IVF and calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect access – AP
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/trump-says-he-strongly-supports-ivf-and-calls-on-alabama-lawmakers-to-protect-access/article_edcf89fe-a58a-5927-8d5e-09a2ff19f36f.html

WAND TV
— Trump tells religious broadcasters he’ll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left. – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-tells-religious-broadcasters-hell-defend-christianity-against-perceived-threats-from-the-left/article_d74108ec-dd53-5c39-942f-636ecbfb54c1.html
— Trump says he ‘strongly supports’ IVF and calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect access – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-says-he-strongly-supports-ivf-after-alabama-court-ruling-puts-new-pressure-on-republicans/article_6fc5273c-7cc0-5980-9702-b79559ea61e1.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump speaks at Black Conservative Gala ahead of GOP primary – KIMBERLEI DAVIS
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-black-conservative-gala-donald-president-presidential-primary-palmetto-state-columbia-metropolitan-convention-center
— LGBTQ+ rights, abortion & immigration: Trump, Haley’s take on big issues before SC primary – COURTNEY ROWLES, EMMA PARKHOUSE, CONNOR INGALLS and ANDREW JAMES
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/donald-trump-nikki-haley-south-carolina-gop-primary-republican-vote-election-2024-big-issues-abortion-lgbtq-israel-ukraine-war-january-6-immigration-border-patrol

NPR ILLINOIS
— How moving back to the South could give Black Americans’ vote more power – Manoush Zomorodi, Rachel Faulkner White, Sanaz Meshkinpour
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-23/how-moving-back-to-the-south-could-give-black-americans-vote-more-power

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— More Trump VP hopefuls speak at CPAC – Justin Kounelias
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/more-trump-vp-hopefuls-speak-at-cpac/
— Rudy Giuliani bankruptcy shows Trump ally drowning in debt – Ella Lee, Zach Schonfeld
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/rudy-giuliani-bankruptcy-shows-trump-ally-drowning-in-debt/amp/
— Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-says-his-criminal-indictments-boosted-his-appeal-to-black-voters/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-40/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Rivian shaping up as another example of why government shouldn’t pick winners and losers – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/rivian-shaping-up-as-another-example-of-why-government-shouldnt-pick-winners-and-losers-wirepoints/
— Wirepoints and Jeff Daly of WZUS run through everything you need to know about Illinois’ 2025 budget
https://wirepoints.org/wirepoints-and-jeff-daly-of-wzus-run-through-everything-you-need-to-know-about-illinois-2025-budget/

CHAMBANA SUN
— Illinois Governor Proposes $1 Billion in Tax Increases for Migrant Crisis Expenses
https://chambanasun.com/stories/655077460-illinois-governor-proposes-1-billion-in-tax-increases-for-migrant-crisis-expenses

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ REAL ‘STATE OF THE STATE’ – Paul Vallas
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/paul-vallas-illinois-real-state-of-the-state/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MAY 30, 2023 FLASHBACK: Don Tracy, IL GOP Leaders Endorsed a Pro-Choice, Pro-Same Sex Marriage, Pro-Transgender Candidate (Bob Fioretti) Who Voted for Barack Obama, Violating GOP Party Platform
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2023/05/don-tracy-il-gop-leaders-endorsed-a-pro-choice-pro-same-sex-marriage-pro-transgender-candidate-who-voted-for-barack-obama-violating-gop-party-platform.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hispanic Democrat lawmakers blast Biden over embrace of Trump solutions for asylum, border – Mallory Wilson and Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: Hispanic Democrat lawmakers want to flood America with Hispanics.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/23/hispanic-democrat-lawmakers-blast-biden-over-embra/
— Mike Pompeo is obvious and best choice for Trump’s running mate – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/23/mike-pompeo-is-obvious-and-best-choice-for-trumps-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago skips crime and school issues to kick police out of schools – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2873445/chicago-skips-crime-and-school-issues-to-kick-police-out-of-schools/
— CPAC 2024: Kristi Noem says Biden could reverse border crisis ‘within 24 hours’ – Julia Johnson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2873048/cpac-2024-kristi-noem-biden-could-reverse-border-crisis-24-hours/
— Stephen Miller: ‘Seal the border, deport all the illegals’ – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/2870904/stephen-miller-seal-the-border-deport-all-the-illegals/
— Passengers getting bumped from flights for asylum-seekers – Luke Gentile
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2870559/passengers-getting-bumped-flights-asylum-seekers-report/
— CPAC 2024: Kristi Noem says ‘I know I could’ help Trump win as his vice presidential choice – Julia Johnson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2872162/cpac-2024-kristi-noem-help-trump-vp-choice/
— CPAC 2024: Trump fans dish on vice presidential favorites at confab of MAGA faithful – David Sivak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2870247/cpac-2024-trump-vice-president-straw-poll/
— CPAC 2024: Megyn Kelly calls on parents to fight against child gender transitions – Julia Johnson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2874721/cpac-2024-megyn-kelly-child-gender-transitions/
— CPAC 2024: Once a Republican bastion, annual gathering brings fringe movement to the mainstream – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2873188/cpac-2024-republican-bastion-fringe-movement-mainstream/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden’s Approval on Immigration Reaches New Low – Matthew Xiao
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/bidens-approval-on-immigration-reaches-new-low-poll/
— California Reparations Bill Would Require State Licensing Boards To Favor Black Applicants – Charles Hilu (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, I was the office’s only licensed CPA. Not only were those promoted over me not licensed CPAs, they had no professional certification or fewer than I had, they had less education than I had, and/or they had less work experience than I had. They all were Democrat DEI hires.)
https://freebeacon.com/california/california-reparations-bill-would-require-state-licensing-boards-to-favor-black-applicants/
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 82)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-82/

NEW YORK POST
— Ex-Google exec claims he was denied promotion by woke tech firm because he’s a white man – Ariel Zilber
https://nypost.com/2024/02/23/business/ex-google-exec-claims-he-was-denied-promotion-by-woke-tech-firm-because-hes-a-white-man/

AMAC
— How should American lawmakers react to the Biden administration’s orders giving illegal immigrants a pathway to vote in our elections? (COMMENT: Absolutely NO!)
https://amac.us/poll/how-should-american-lawmakers-react-to-the-biden-administrations-orders-giving-illegal-immigrants-a-pathway-to-vote-in-our-elections/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Court Strikes Down New York City Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/23/court-strikes-down-new-york-city-law-allowing-illegal-aliens-to-vote/

AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO
— Is Your Church Woke? And Why Do You Owe It to God to Leave If They Are. – ALEX MCFARLAND
https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2024/02/is-your-church-woke/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Texas’s Ken Paxton takes on the open-borders NGO juggernaut – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/texass_ken_paxton_takes_on_the_openborders_ngo_juggernaut.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— AOC latest squad member to turn on Biden for doing Trump ‘impressions’ – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/23/aoc-latest-squad-member-to-turn-on-biden-for-doing-trump-impressions-1439452/

BREITBART
— NGO Smuggles Migrants Away from Border Before Federal Inspection – Rep. Tom Tiffany
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2024/02/23/rep-tom-tiffany-ngo-smuggles-migrants-away-from-border-before-federal-inspection/

COLLEGE FIX
— White supremacy goes back to ‘early church’: Oxford professor – MICAIAH BILGER (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/white-supremacy-goes-back-to-early-church-oxford-professor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The most egregious thing that we have to wrestle with is the normalization of white supremacy,” Reddie said. Although Christianity “was created as a movement for those who are marginalized and oppressed,” he said white leaders quickly began using the religion as a weapon to seize land and oppress other cultures. Reddie traced the distortion back to the early Christians who blamed the Jews for killing Jesus, instead of Roman leader Pontius Pilate, according to the report. “Pilate represents white supremacy, and white supremacy now becomes normalized and effectively becomes the religion of Jesus, the religion of God,” the professor said. As time went on, more and more people began to believe Jesus was a white European, like them, Reddie said.
Baptist News Global reports: That’s why few white Christians flinched at the claim that Jesus called European and American Christians to travel the globe to oppress brown- and Black-skinned people, he said, explaining that a Christianity suffused with white supremacy enabled plantation owners in the American South to see no contradiction between their faith and owning other human beings. “They saw people who are other as inferior and that it was OK to kill or enslave them for their own good.” Those attitudes clearly continue to exist and in the U.S. are evident in the rise of Trumpism, the British scholar said. Because white supremacy has been connected with Christianity for so long, he said it has “distorted the very fabric of what we call Christianity and the nature of church.” The Baylor conference is part of a “three-year sequences of programs on confronting racism in the white church and seeking God’s justice,” according to the event website. More than a dozen pastors, theologians, and Christian leaders participated. Baylor is a private, Protestant Christian university in Texas. Earlier this year, a Catholic university professor also linked white supremacy with the early Christian church in a new book, “Christian Supremacy.” The author, Fordham University Professor Magda Teter, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that white supremacists’ ideology “is rooted in Christian ideas of social and religious hierarchy.”)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Under Biden, US Failing to Push Latin American Nations to Stem Illegal Immigration – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/23/under-biden-us-failing-push-latin-american-nations-stem-illegal-immigration-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Illinois Dem Gov Says He Didn’t Ask For ‘Crisis’ Of Immigrants. Look What He Stated In 2021. – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/illinois-dem-gov-says-he-didnt-ask-for-crisis-of-immigrants-look-what-he-stated-in-2021
— Biden Prepares Basement For Reelection Campaign. – Andrew Klavan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-prepares-basement-for-reelection-campaign
— Microsoft Brags That It Pays White Employees Less Than Non-White Employees Despite ‘Same Job Title’ The admission came in the company’s diversity report, which hones in on a “pay equity” initiative. – Spencer Lindquist
https://www.dailywire.com/news/microsoft-brags-that-it-pays-white-employees-less-than-non-white-employees-despite-same-job-title

EPOCH TIMES
— Jury Finds NRA Head Wayne Pierre Liable, Must Pay $4.3 Million in Damages. The jury found that LaPierre misused charitable funds on a lavish lifestyle. – Caden Pearson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/jury-finds-nra-head-wayne-pierre-liable-must-pay-4-3-million-in-damages-5594053

FOX NEWS
— AOC heckled in town hall: ‘all you care about is illegal aliens’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347476464112
— Sen. Tom Cotton torches Google AI system as ‘racist, preposterously woke, Hamas-sympathizing’ – Jamie Joseph
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-tom-cotton-torches-google-ai-system-as-racist-preposterously-woke-hamas-sympathizing

GOPUSA
— While Biden Pushes Ukraine To Fight, He Demands Israel Surrender
https://www.gopusa.com/while-biden-pushes-ukraine-to-fight-he-demands-israel-surrender/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Texas AG Ken Paxton sues Catholic NGO, accuses the ‘charity’ of engaging in human trafficking at the border – Pat Droney
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/texas-ag-ken-paxton-sues-catholic-ngo-accuses-the-charity-of-engaging-in-human-trafficking-at-the-border

MRC TV
— Border Patrol Encounters Plummet in Gov. Abbott’s Texas, Surge in Newsom’s California, Hobbs’ Arizona – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/border-patrol-encounters-plummet-gov-abbotts-texas-surge-newsoms-california
— Illegal Aliens Unleashed onto the Streets of San Diego by Border Patrol – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/illegal-aliens-unleashed-streets-san-diego-border-patrol

NEWS BUSTERS
— GOP Attorney General on Biden’s FAA ‘Making Passenger Safety Take a Back Seat to Diversity’ – Tom Olohan
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/tom-olohan/2024/02/23/watch-gop-attorney-general-bidens-faa-making-passenger-safety
— Hostin Conspiracy: GOP Only Support IVF to Stave Off White Replacement – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2024/02/23/hostin-conspiracy-gop-only-support-ivf-stave-white
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Good things don’t last long on ABC’s The View. After defending embryos as children earlier in the week, staunchly racist and anti-Semitic co-host Sunny Hostin (the descendant of slave owners) found her angle of attack against Republicans on Friday, in the wake of an Alabama Supreme Court ruling on in vitro fertilization. According to her, the only reason Republicans were now coming out in defense of IVF was because it was how they planned to stave off white people being replaced by minorities. “On the one hand, they want you to not have an abortion and then they also don’t want you to have more children. Make up your minds. Whatever that means,” Friday moderator Joy Behar kvetched, keeping with the narrative that the GOP was trying to stop people from using IVF, for some reason. Before cracking open the lid on her crazy conspiracy theory, Hostin suggested she was on the trail of something major. “I think they do want you to have more children and they just not saying the quiet part out loud,” she teased. “Which is, multicultural Americans are going to become the majority population by 2050,” she began to unwind her crazy. “By 2050, the Hispanic Americans are expected to have the most population growth, an increase of about six percent, while the white population is expected to decrease by about 11 percent. At this time, the birth rate for white Americans in this country has been falling since the great recession and it’s dropped almost 23 percent between 2007 and 2022.”)

NEWSMAX
— Trump Strongly Supports IVF After Alabama Court Ruling
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-ivf-abortion/2024/02/23/id/1154747/

TOWNHALL
— There Are More Illegal Migrants in the U.S. Than the Population of 36 States. – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect those millions of illegals to use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/23/there-are-more-illegal-migrants-in-the-us-than-the-population-of-36-states-n2635643
— Nikki Haley Says America Will Have a ‘Female President’ in 2024, Either Her or Kamala Harris – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/23/nikki-haley-kamala-harris-remark-n2635655
— Newsom Blames Republicans After Border Patrol Releases Hundreds of Illegal Aliens In San Diego – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/23/san-diego-migrant-center-closes-after-aliens-are-mass-released-in-california-n2635657
— Don’t Want to Pay for Health Care or Groceries? Then Don’t. Pretend to Be an Illegal Alien Instead. – Carolyn Phippen (COMMENT: What percent of those in your hospital’s emergency room are illegals?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/carolyn-phippen/2024/02/24/dont-want-to-pay-for-health-care-or-groceries-then-dont-pretend-to-be-an-illegal-alien-instead-n2635661
— Woke Google AI Erases U.S. History – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/23/google-ai-erases-us-history-n2635631

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Trump supporters turn out in force at CPAC
https://thehill.com/video/trump-supporters-turn-out-in-force-at-cpac/9458431/

CBS NEWS
— Potential Trump VP picks speaking at CPAC
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/potential-trump-vp-picks-speaking-at-cpac/

CBS NEWS & FOX NEW YORK
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/staten-island-to-hold-st-patricks-day-parade-welcoming-lgbtq-groups-for-the-first-time/
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/dozens-gather-at-state-capitol-in-support-of-legislation-focused-on-supporting-lgbtq-community/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AIhxiycXmo
https://www.fox5ny.com/news/staten-island-st-patricks-day-parade-lgbtq

MSN
— MAGA fans predict who will be Trump’s VP: Daily Mail asks CPAC attendees if Tulsi Gabbard, Kristi Noem, Ben Carson, Elise Stefanik should be at the top of his running mate shortlist.
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/maga-fans-predict-who-will-be-trump-s-vp-daily-mail-asks-cpac-attendees-if-tulsi-gabbard-kristi-noem-ben-carson-elise-stefanik-should-be-at-the-top-of-his-running-mate-shortlist/ar-BB1iMvR7

MSNBC
— To get votes from voters who are liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn voters who are conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyuhk7V8wCo

NEWSWEEK
— California’s Gen Z, Millennials Sour on Benefits of Migrants – Nick Mordowanec
https://www.newsweek.com/california-gen-z-millennials-migrants-burden-survey-1872848

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden Tries to Flip the Politics of Immigration. – Michael D. Shear (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders falsely argue that Republican leaders tanked “the border restrictions they have demanded for years.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/23/us/politics/biden-immigration-executive-action.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden’s Student Loan Boast: The Supreme Court ‘Didn’t Stop Me’ The President ignores the law again as he forgives more student debt. The total is now $138 billion and counting. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-student-debt-forgiveness-supreme-court-0c5204fe
— How Trump Turned Conservatives Against Helping Ukraine. GOP’s transformation is on full display at CPAC gathering: ‘The war is the fault of the U.S.’ – Molly Ball (COMMENT: Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump had been President.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/how-trump-turned-conservatives-against-helping-ukraine-d9f75b3b
— Blue-State Residents Streamed Into South Carolina. Here’s Why It Stayed Ruby Red. Conservatives who leave Democratic states are often looking for a politically favorable new home. – Eliza Collins, Paul Overberg, and Anthony DeBarros
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/blue-state-residents-streamed-into-south-carolina-heres-why-it-stayed-ruby-red-a049c74c
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “People do look for their own cohorts,” said Paul Westcott, L2’s executive vice president. In South Carolina, he said, “People see a lower cost of living, lower taxes, and are looking for that cohort that matches their own. Maybe they’re not thinking about it consciously, but they are finding themselves among other conservatives there.”)

JOURNAL
— The harm of illegal immigration – Joseph de Soto
https://www.journal-news.net/the-harm-of-illegal-immigration/article_c9808989-5d8e-523e-9930-014905502d12.html

EURASIA REVIEW
— Welfare For Migrants Ensures The Border Crisis Will Continue – Ryan McMaken
https://www.eurasiareview.com/24022024-welfare-for-migrants-ensures-the-border-crisis-will-continue-oped/

INDEPENDENT
— Nikki Haley calls Congress ‘most privileged nursing home in the country’
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/nikki-haley-trump-south-carolina-biden-b2501677.html

BNN
— At CPAC, Trump Supporters Forecast a ‘Civil War’ if Election Loss Occurs
https://bnnbreaking.com/politics/at-cpac-trump-supporters-forecast-a-civil-war-if-election-loss-occurs

February 23, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard accused of corruption, trustees approve call for federal investigation – Michelle Gallardo and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/dolton-mayor-tiffany-henyard-illinois-fbi-investigation/14458356/
— Robberies in which criminals demand access to bank, payment apps to steal money are rising – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-crime-armed-robbery-stolen-money-app-chase-bank/14457765/

NBC5
— Democrat leaders crow about their success in getting religious leaders to promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-church-helps-migrant-families-secure-work-permits/3363589/
— Chicago-area suburbs warn of 911 call problems amid AT&T outage. A spokesperson for the Lake County sheriff’s office said many residents have been unable to reach emergency services. – Francie Swidler, Ashlee Hill and Nora Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-area-suburbs-warn-of-911-call-problems-amid-att-outage/3363106/

CBS2
— Palestinian Chicago residents push calls for cease-fire in Gaza, rethink support for Democrats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4utfgwi3xRc

WTTW
— US Department of Education Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Chicago Public Schools, Area Universities Over Gaza Protests – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/22/us-department-education-opens-civil-rights-investigation-chicago-public-schools-area
— The Democrat Party platform promotes homelessness, that is, it promotes dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, that is, destruction of traditional marriage and family, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://interactive.wttw.com/firsthand/homeless/without-a-home-in-chicago-homelessness-in-2024-and-whats-to-come

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Who to vote for? Too often, it’s about who’s first on the ballot. Many voters told the Sun-Times they would feel more assured in their picks — and, experts say, a significant share of non-voters might be more inclined to join the process — if they had better access to clear, unbiased information to help them make choices. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/democracy/2024/02/22/illinois-voters-legwork-on-candidates-elections-democracy-solutions-project
— Chicago is not the City that Bumbles. Mayor Brandon Johnson’s zipped lip makes him putty in the media’s hands. – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/02/22/mayor-brandon-johnson-chicago-media-relationship-image-communication-issues

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Venezuelan migrants charged with burglary and retail theft from Oak Brook stores

https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/venezuelan-migrants-charged-with-burglary-and-retail-theft-from-oak-brook-stores/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use Emmett Till to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/today-in-history-mississippi-grand-jury-declines-new-charges-in-emmett-till-killing/
— Wife, son of Calumet City Mayor Thaddeus Jones made six figures working with city – HANK SANDERS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/wife-son-of-calumet-city-mayor-thaddeus-jones-made-six-figures/
— Democrats aren’t just celebrating Black history. We’re making it. – Carol Moseley Braun (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/opinion-black-history-month-importance-moseley-braun/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: FBI investigating Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard while Illinois attorney general orders her charity to stop soliciting donations. – MIKE NOLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/illinois-attorney-general-orders-dolton-mayor-tiffany-henyard-charity/

DAILY HERALD
— 11th District GOP congressional candidates complain of ‘moral decline’ in U.S. – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240222/us-congress-politics/11th-district-gop-congressional-candidates-complain-of-moral-decline-in-u-s/

WGN RADIO
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly blame gun violence on guns instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/walter-jacobsons-perspective/walter-jacobsons-perspective-2-22-24-we-need-tougher-gun-control-laws/

SOUTHERN
— Authorities plan for threats to Republican, Democratic presidential conventions – Josh Margolin and Sasha Pezenik
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/23/authorities-plan-for-threats-to-republican-democratic-presidential-conventions/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Governors State awarded $500K grant for addictions studies scholarships. (COMMENT: My outstanding parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest, and Crete-Monee High School steered me away from vices.)
https://daily-journal.com/news/governors-state-awarded-500k-grant-for-addictions-studies-scholarships/article_4537c4b6-d03d-11ee-90aa-f3da4a643cbc.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Celebrating Black History Month itself has become an act of resistance – Antonio French (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/column/antonio-french/opinion-celebrating-black-history-month-itself-has-become-an-act-of-resistance/article_3f4d8322-d0ee-11ee-b0d3-97e42e02bd6f.html

STATELINE
— Rockford parent group wants parental consent for children’s abortion, gender-affirming procedures – John Clark
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/rockford-parent-group-wants-parental-consent-for-childrens-abortion-gender-affirming-procedures/

WGLT
— It’s been 2 years since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine (COMMENT: Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump had been President.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-02-22/its-been-2-years-since-russia-launched-its-invasion-of-ukraine
— Democrats ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.wglt.org/2024-02-22/new-york-rolls-out-a-social-justice-oriented-weed-legalization-program

WSIL TV
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/dei-supporters-see-echoes-of-america-s-fraught-racial-history-in-attacks-on-diversity-efforts/article_e09fdc94-b0f4-5e4c-8875-bdadad22ca4f.html

WREX
— Rockford’s NAACP Black History Month celebration sheds light on challenges in black community – Samantha Soto (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.wrex.com/news/rockfords-naacp-black-history-month-celebration-sheds-light-on-challenges-in-black-community/article_fe5e885a-d202-11ee-bd80-4bbb97f433b6.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Dueling pro-Trump factions in Michigan throw the swing state’s Republicans into disarray – AP (COIMMENT: The conservative faction in the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee is virtually nonexistent.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-a-fight-between-pro-trump-factions-in-michigan-undercuts-republicans-in-a-key-2024-state/
— 48 percent in new poll say they would support 16-week abortion ban – Lauren Sforza
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/48-percent-in-new-poll-say-they-would-support-16-week-abortion-ban/

NPR ILLINOIS
— What GOP infighting in South Carolina can (and can’t) tell us about 2024 – Stephen Fowler (COIMMENT: The conservative faction in the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee is virtually nonexistent.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-22/what-gop-infighting-in-south-carolina-can-and-cant-tell-us-about-2024
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote “Principle First summit.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-22/principle-first-summit-draws-republicans-who-dont-support-frontrunner-trump

WAND TV
— Native Americans hope Illinois lawmakers can transfer stolen land, ban racist school mascots – Mike Miletich (COMMENT: I should write a book about my GAO coworker for almost 18 years 1980-1997 who shared many demographics with me. We both were DuPage County residents, Republicans, CPAs, White, male, married, non-veteran, Protestant, and our ancestors had been in America for a long time. But he was a Native America. He filled the office’s Native American quota. I would focus on the many ways in which our GAO superiors gave him preference over me. Unlike me, they let him work until he was eligible for regular retirement. We were both very active in the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter. He differed from me in that he was younger than me, he had started his career with GAO, his wife had little or no income, and he had children.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/native-americans-hope-illinois-lawmakers-can-transfer-stolen-land-ban-racist-school-mascots/article_31803dee-d1ce-11ee-b345-ef2d9a063a7e.html

CHICAGO READER
— Democrats ever-increasingly push pot.
https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/high-focus-media-cannabis-community-builders/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-238/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-39/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Pritzker’s Budget Proposal Criticized by Illinois House Republican Caucus
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/655015773-gov-pritzker-s-budget-proposal-criticized-by-illinois-house-republican-caucus

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s 2025 budget is designed for politicians, not people
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-2025-budget-is-designed-for-politicians-not-people-wirepoints-on-univision-chicago/
— Pritzker’s 2025 budget address and the kitchen table issues that actually matter – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzkers-2025-budget-address-and-the-kitchen-table-issues-that-actually-matter-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— State appeals court revives challenge to Cook County’s gun, ammo tax – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_f703eeae-d1d2-11ee-b5cb-67dadc2024c6.html
— Special interest groups and Democrats push to enhance pension benefits – Catrina Petersen (COMMENT: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I paid 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). My CSRS pension is dramatically less because my Democrat superiors wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, my Social Security is dramatically less because I get a CSRS pension. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my CSRS pension as being much too generous.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_bd62dcb8-d1d3-11ee-b51a-5b9cdd23f2d7.html
— Measure would allow Illinois schools ability to deny polling places – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_b321e5d8-d10a-11ee-bee7-33442fa83da8.html

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Republican Party State Convention May 24 & 25 in Collinsville (COMMENT: Who will the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members invite to speak at the convention? How many IRP SCC members support Trump? What is their weighted vote? Who wants to serve as IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman? How many IRP SCC members support them? What is their weighted vote? Who have the IRP SCC members appointed to serve on IRP State Convention Committees? I have asked to serve on the Platform and Resolutions Committee like I did in 2008.)
https://rcca.gop/event/ilgop-state-convention-24/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Candidate Spotlight: Jerry Evans for Illinois Congressional District 11 – Thomas Mccullagh
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/candidate-spotlight-jerry-evans-for-illinois-congressional-district-11.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Principles First Summit looks to replace CPAC as ‘intellectual’ heart of conservative movement – Seth McLaughlin (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the extent to which each of them promote the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. CPAC’s declining emphasis on the aforesaid planks discourages me from attending CPACs.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/22/principles-first-summit-looks-to-replace-cpac-as-i/
— Trump has always put America first, so let him finish the job – Mike Huckabee
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/22/trump-has-always-put-america-first-so-let-him-fini/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CPAC? More like ‘sleep’ PAC – Jeremiah Poff (COMMENT: What has discouraged you from attending CPACs? For me, it is CPAC’s declining emphasis on the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2868255/cpac-more-like-sleep-pac/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— California Reparations Bill Would Require State Licensing Boards To Favor Black Applicants – Charles Hilu
https://freebeacon.com/california/california-reparations-bill-would-require-state-licensing-boards-to-favor-black-applicants/

NEW YORK POST
— Google pauses ‘absurdly woke’ Gemini AI chatbot’s image tool after backlash over historically inaccurate pictures. – Thomas Barrabi
https://nypost.com/2024/02/22/business/google-pauses-absurdly-woke-gemini-ai-chatbots-image-tool-after-backlash-over-historically-inaccurate-pictures/
— BLM movement’s social justice politics and ‘queer, trans-affirming’ lessons delivered to kids as young as 5 in NYC school. Aneeta Bhole, Susan Edelman, Emily Crane
https://nypost.com/2024/02/22/us-news/nyc-school-gives-kids-woke-blm-coloring-book-with-queer-trans-affirming-lessons/

AMAC
— 64 Times The Biden Administration Intentionally Undermined Border Security
https://amac.us/newsline/national-security/64-times-the-biden-administration-intentionally-undermined-border-security/

AMERICAN THINKER
— We Don’t Need a New GOP. We Need the Old One. – Alicia Colon (COMMENT: The old GOP did much more to defend and advance the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/02/we_dont_need_a_new_gop_we_need_the_old_one.html

BLAZE
— Warning: Come November 2024, illegal immigration might ‘end the Democratic system as we know it’ (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrats.)
https://www.theblaze.com/shows/sara-gonzales-unfiltered/warning-come-november-2024-illegal-immigration-might-end-the-democratic-system-as-we-know-it
— Alito warns of a ‘virus’ in affirmative action ruling: ‘Wipe it off the books’ – DANIEL HOROWITZ (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs have always used Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about those RINOs who have had the most success in using AA and DEI to get rid of me: a) past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) major Republican donors, c) conservative leaders, and d) religious leaders. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000.)
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/alito-warns-of-a-virus-in-affirmative-action-ruling-wipe-it-off-the-books

BREITBART
— FBI Probing Illinois Democrat Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard Who Met President Biden at the White House – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/local/2024/02/22/report-fbi-probing-illinois-democrat-mayor-who-met-president-biden-white-house/
— NY City Council Calls for Investigation into Mayor Eric Adams’ Plan to Hand Illegals $10K Pre-Paid Debit Cards – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/22/ny-city-council-calls-investigation-into-mayor-eric-adams-plan-to-hand-illegals-10k-pre-paid-debit-cards/
— Biden Oversees 7.2M Illegal Aliens at Southern Border, Equivalent to 2 Years of U.S. Births – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/22/joe-biden-oversees-7-2m-illegal-aliens-at-southern-border-equivalent-to-2-years-of-u-s-births/
— Climate Change Alarmist Taylor Swift Called Out for Sending Private Jet from Sydney to Hawaii to Bring Travis Kelce Back to Australia – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2024/02/22/climate-change-alarmist-taylor-swift-called-out-for-sending-private-jet-from-sydney-to-hawaii-to-bring-travis-kelce-back-to-australia/
— Google AI Lead’s Social Media Posts Expose Woke Bigotry – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2024/02/22/white-privilege-is-fcking-real-google-ai-leads-social-media-posts-expose-woke-bigotry/
— Speaker Johnson Dismisses White House Promise of New Border Curbs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/02/22/speaker-johnson-dismisses-white-house-promise-of-new-border-curbs/

CHRISTIAN HEADLINES
— Illinois Bill Labels Parents as Child Abusers for Objections to Abortion, Child Sex Changes – Milton Quintanilla
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/milton-quintanilla/illinois-bill-labels-parents-as-child-abusers-for-objections-to-abortion-child-sex-changes.html

DAILY WIRE
— Google’s AI Caught Red-Handed With Woke Agenda – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/googles-ai-caught-red-handed-with-woke-agenda

EPOCH TIMES
— The Money Machine Behind Progressive Election Efforts. The left’s equivalent of the Koch network, Arabella Advisors, is a powerhouse distributor of mega money to progressive PACs and Democrat campaigns. – Austin Alonzo
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/the-money-machine-behind-progressive-election-efforts-5579254

FEDERALIST
— Biden’s Border Invasion Puts The Whole Country At Risk, Not Just Texas – RICH CROMWELL
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/23/by-refusing-to-stand-with-texas-biden-is-putting-the-whole-country-at-risk/
— Transgender Funeral At New York Cathedral Was A ‘Vicious’ Anti-Catholic Hate Crime – SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/23/transgender-funeral-at-new-york-cathedral-was-likely-a-vicious-anti-catholic-hate-crime/

FOX BUSINESS
— Chicago mayor sues oil and gas companies over ‘climate dangers’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZsrbjdYTPA
— ‘OUTRAGEOUS’: Kansas AG slams FAA’s DEI hiring practices
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbyQ8mURYOc

FOX NEWS
— Chicago residents ‘turn their backs’ on Democrats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCmhJRFuz0U
— Chicago resident defends Texas Gov. Abbott over migrant influx, says she’ll vote Republican for first time. Residents outraged with state, local officials as Democrat Gov. Pritzker points finger at Texas for migrant surge. – Madeline Coggins
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-resident-defends-texas-gov-abbott-migrant-influx-shell-vote-republican-first-time
— Elon Musk: The woke mind virus is killing Western Civilization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZ4s7e2pDU

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— What laws? Mexican Authorities establish checkpoint near ‘San Judas Break’ border wall gap – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/mexican-authorities-establish-checkpoint-near-san-judas-break-border-wall-gap

MRC TV
— NY School Passes Out BLM ‘Trans Affirming’ Activity Book to Kids – TIERIN-ROSE MANDELBURG
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/tierin-rose-mandelburg/ny-school-passes-out-blm-trans-affirming-activity-book-kids

NEWS BUSTERS
— Google AI Gemini Raked Over Coals for Anti-White and Pro-CCP Bias – Catherine Salgado
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/catherine-salgado/2024/02/22/dont-be-evil-google-ai-gemini-raked-over-coals-anti
— Warner Bros DEI Chief Officer Endorses Pushing Out Non-Woke Employees – Tom Olohan
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/tom-olohan/2024/02/22/first-mrc-warner-bros-dei-chief-officer-endorses-pushing-out

PJ MEDIA
— The Illegal Immigration Invasion Isn’t Due to ‘Incompetence.’ It’s the Plan. – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/victoria-taft/2024/02/22/san-diego-county-invasion-mayor-wonders-n4926667
— Show Me the Way to Go Home: Are Some Illegals Trying To Get Deported? – LINCOLN BROWN
https://pjmedia.com/lincolnbrown/2024/02/22/show-me-the-way-to-go-home-are-some-illegal-trying-to-get-deported-n4926679

POST MILLENNIAL
— Google pauses ‘woke’ Gemini’s AI after it shows white historical figures as ‘racially diverse’ Elon Musk called Google’s AI software “woke” and “racist.” – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/google-pauses-woke-geminis-ai-after-it-shows-white-historical-figures-as-racially-diverse

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— CPAC is denying press passes to ‘left-wing’ journalists – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO (COMMENT: I have always fully disclosed that I am conservative. I attended many CPACs, although not recently, and I reported on them as a journalist for GOPUSA. According to my Democrat and RINO critics/opponents, you are not a “real” journalist unless you claim to be nonpartisan. RINOs are anti-conservative. I should write a book about high-profile RINO event organizers in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who have barred me from attending their events and/or who have had me thrown out of their events since 2000.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4482821-cpac-denying-press-passes-journalists-2024/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Many believe the founders wanted a Christian America. Some want the government to declare one now. — Peter Smith (COMMENT: I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I should write a book about those who have used that against me the most.)
https://apnews.com/article/american-founders-christian-nation-conservative-beliefs-4ea388e8d80c54016a6a4460cbef9b82
— It’s an election year, and Biden’s team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press. – David Bauder
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/election-year-bidens-team-signaling-aggressive-posture-press-107401292

CNN
— Democrats ask “CPAC or TPAC?” and say “This year’s conservative gathering is all about Trump.” (COMMENT: What has discouraged you from attending CPACs? For me, it is CPAC’s declining emphasis on the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/22/politics/cpac-trump-republican-president-election/index.html

MSNBC
— The hate-filled Trump-hating former RNC chairman Michael Steele says “Trump’s takeover of the RNC will destroy it from within. His hand-picked candidates to lead the party don’t show an understanding of what the job actually entails, and the GOP will pay the price.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/trump-lara-ronna-mcdaniel-rnc-chair-rcna139993

MSN
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly encourage Blacks to be LGBTQers.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/black-lgbtq-folks-helped-lead-the-civil-rights-movement-homophobia-buried-their-stories/ar-BB1iIG6I

NEW YORK TIMES
— Inside the G.O.P.’s State Party Problem. Financial woes and other issues in state parties in crucial swing states such as Arizona and Michigan have caused deepening concern among top Republican officials. – Shane Goldmacher and Nick Corasaniti
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/us/politics/gop-state-party-dysfunction.html
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/nyregion/st-patricks-day-parade-lgbtq.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Illegal immigration just fine with progressives – Editorial
https://www.bostonherald.com/2024/02/23/editorial-illegal-immigration-just-fine-with-progressives/

USA TODAY
— ‘Who is the real Nikki Haley?’: South Carolina voters criticize mixed messages on racism – Savannah Kuchar and Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/02/23/nikki-haley-south-carolina-confederate-flag/72553596007/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/23/transgender-national-survey-myths-misinformation/72640839007/
— FRONT PAGE WITH CHART: Meet the ‘Beatlemania boomers.’ They face a looming retirement crisis. – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: I am an early boomer. My retirement income and savings are dramatically less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/02/21/late-boomers-401k-ira-retirement-wealth/72668356007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden, Trump and American Vanity. The old WASP elites often had terrible judgment, but we should miss their ideals of leadership and service. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: I am a WASP. Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used that against me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-trump-and-american-vanity-we-should-miss-old-elites-ideals-of-leadership-service-90f2d0e4
— Biden Executive Actions on Border Would Face Steep Legal, Political Hurdles. White House considers ways to act unilaterally to stem flow of migrants, but courts already have blocked some options. – Michelle Hackman and Tarini Parti (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/biden-executive-actions-on-border-would-face-steep-legal-political-hurdles-d8a5cc4d
— Black Lives Matter, Now at Home Depot. A ruling will force employers to permit political sloganeering. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/home-depot-nlrb-black-lives-matter-antonio-morales-49657800
— To get more votes from Blacks, Democrat leaders encourage/force teachers to stress that “slavery’s legacy lingers.”
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/education/most-teachers-say-schools-should-teach-that-the-legacy-of-slavery-persists-37a756ca

NPR
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote “Principle First summit.” (COMMENT: Which past and present leaders of your municipality, school district, park district, chamber of commerce, township, and county have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the strongest? I should write a book about those past and present leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, and DuPage County who have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the strongest. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.npr.org/2024/02/22/1233089965/principle-first-summit-draws-republicans-who-dont-support-frontrunner-trump

LAWYER MONTHLY
— According to Democrat and RINO leaders, there is no such thing as illegal immigration.
https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2024/02/what-counts-as-illegal-immigration/

PEW RESEARCH
— Democrat leaders want students to be sexually active LGBTQers who hate Republicans.
https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2024/02/22/race-and-lgbtq-issues-in-the-classroom/
https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2024/02/22/what-teens-want-to-learn-in-school-about-race-and-lgbtq-issues/

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in painting Jesus as being a typical Democrat who hates Republicans, and especially hates Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or has ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/views/2024/02/23/whom-would-jesus-cancel-opinion

HECHINGER REPORT
— Did your college application essay mention race? Talk to us about it. (COMMENT: In my 1971 Loyola and 1976 DePaul applications, I stressed that I was an IRS Revenue Officer and that my employee manual encouraged me to take graduate business and accounting courses and that I wanted to take those courses to maintain and improve my job skills as an IRS employee. But in 1978, to get rid of me, my IRS superiors disallowed the courses that I had taken ignoring/rejecting what I had stated in my applications and falsely arguing that I the courses a) did not relate to my job duties, b) did not maintain or improve my job skills, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) qualified me for a “new trade or business.” They would not have done that nor would they have disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974 and gotten rid of the IRS manager in 1975 who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 if I had not complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I would not have complained about the aforesaid discrimination if my Democrat IRS superiors had not taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me. They would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://hechingerreport.org/did-your-college-application-essay-mention-race-talk-to-us-about-it/

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— Anything seems obvious, after the fact. – Angela Duckworth Ph.D. (COMMENT: What have you spent lots of your time, effort, and/or money on? In retrospect and with benefit of hindsight, what did you learn? Would you have done those things if you knew then what you know now? If so, what would you have done differently? I should write a book about that. I would focus on my serving as a) the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, b) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, c) the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, and d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition officer 2003-2007. I would focus on those who took the most/biggest adverse actions against me because I did the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/actionable-advice-to-help-kids-thrive/202401/hindsight-bias

February 22, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago closes 4 migrant shelters amid lull in new arrivals – Michael Loria
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-brandon-johnson-shelters-closed-migrant-crisis/14454797/
— Pritzker delivers State of the State address to discuss budget, asylum seeker funding – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-budget-where-to-watch/14452394/
— Chicago Democrat leaders ever-increasingly paint Chicago police as being racists.
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-traffic-stops-racial-profiling-black-driver/14454575/
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14454636/

NBC5
— Pritzker’s full 2024 State of the State address for Illinois. Illinois faces a steep budget shortfall of nearly $900 million for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-gov-pritzkers-full-2024-state-of-the-state-address-for-illinois/3362205/

CBS2
— Chicago alderman accuses colleague of assaulting him
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-alderman-accuses-colleague-of-assaulting-him/

WGN9
— Illinois Attorney General tells Dolton mayor’s charity to stop soliciting money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHqbEnszrBk

FOX32
— Trump reveals VP shortlist including DeSantis, Scott, Ramaswamy, Noem, Donalds, Gabbard – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-vp-list-includes-desantis-scott-ramaswamy
— President Biden announces more student loan debt being forgiven. More than 100,000 student loan borrowers are getting some good news. Another $1 billion of student loan debt has been forgiven. (COMMENT: Not that I could have gotten a student loan, but because I worked my way through college, I was able to a) graduate debt-free from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management in 1970 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE, b) buy a new Corvette after my Charger was stolen 14 months after I graduated, c) buy a new town home in University Park 25 months after I graduated, d) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago 48 months I graduated, e) buy a one bedroom condo there 72 months after I graduated, and f) buy a home in Wheaton with my wife 92 months after I graduated. In addition, I was able to pay for graduate evening courses in business at Loyola 1972-1976 and in accounting at DePaul 1976-1980. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary increased from $54,728/year in 1971 to $110,020/year in 1979. IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1414764
— Chicago Mayor Johnson abruptly ends meeting with newspaper after refusing to speak on the record. Chicago Sun-Times reports City Hall reporters are ‘openly frustrated’ with Brandon Johnson. – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-mayor-johnson-abruptly-ends-meeting-newspaper-refusing-speak-on-record

WTTW
— Pritzker’s $52.7B Budget Proposal Funds Migrant Care and Early Childhood Education, Angers Business Community – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/21/pritzker-lays-out-plan-tackle-projected-budget-shortfall-state-state-address

CHICAGO TRIBUNE


— FRONT PAGE: State picks up travel tab for migrants who want to leave Chicago – NELL SALZMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/state-picks-up-travel-tab-for-migrants-who-want-to-leave-chicago/
— Who pays when migrants leave Chicago?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/daywatch-who-pays-when-migrants-leave-chicago/
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal includes $800 million in tax increases, largely for corporations, sportsbooks – DAN PETRELLA, JEREMY GORNER, and OLIVIA OLANDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/21/gov-j-b-pritzkers-budget-proposal-includes-800-million-in-tax-increases-largely-for-corporations-sportsbooks/
— Mayor Brandon Johnson pushes plan to borrow $1.25 billion for housing, development and climate goals – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/21/mayor-brandon-johnson-pushes-plan-to-borrow-1-25-billion-for-housing-development-and-climate-goals/
— Conservatives are targeting IVF. Women deserve a choice. – MICHAEL FRERICHS (COMMENT: Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. Democrats are nasty/vicious. In the late-1980s, my wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF. Our doctors told us that because we both had serious fertility problems, success would have been very unlikely. We did not adopt or become foster parents. My Democrat GAO superiors used that against me viciously. They falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted not only that I lied about trying to have children, but that we were disgusting selfish DINKs (dual income, no kids) who never wanted to have children. They used that slander to punish me severely in 1989. They did the aforesaid because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit in late 1988 that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/22/opinion-ivf-reproductive-health-care-abortion-legislation/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker’s budget to include plan to erase $1 billion in medical debt. Gov. J.B. Pritzker will include the $10 million ask in his budget proposal for the next fiscal year to erase $1 billion in medical debt for Illinois residents — and the investment would mark the first in a multi-year plan. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/springfield/2024/02/20/pritzker-budget-elimination-1-billion-medical-debt
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s ‘more austere’ $52.7 billion budget plan turns to big business, sportsbooks for tax increases. There will undoubtedly be sticking points for some of the governor’s priorities, including about $182 million in funding for newly arriving migrants and more than $600 million in health care costs for the undocumented. – Tina Sfondeles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/springfield/2024/02/21/jb-pritzker-budget-proposal-pension-crisis-general-assembly
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson pitches borrowing $1.25B for housing and development. Johnson’s signature plan would rely on letting dozens of the city’s tax increment financing districts expire, using that money to repay the debt. – Mariah Woelfel and Tessa Weinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/brandonjohnson/2024/02/21/mayor-brandon-johnson-development-plan-borrowing-1-billion-tif-money
— Getting rid of school choice and police in schools is about politics, not what’s best for kids and families. The Chicago Board of Education’s potential vote to dismantle school choice and get rid of police, even in schools that want them, imposes a blanket approach that strips families of a say in their children’s education and safety, eight elected officials write. – Michelle Harris, Marty Quinn, Matt O’Shea, Monique Scott, Felix Cardona, Samantha Nugent, Mike Kelly and Angie Guerrero-Cuellar
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/02/21/school-choice-police-in-schools-politics-education-safety-kids
— It’s the public who loses the most when Mayor Johnson avoids the press. The former teacher and union organizer considers himself a man of the people, but to reach the people, a big-city mayor has to be ready every day to take tough questions from journalists. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/02/21/mayor-johnson-media-relationship-questions-accountabilty-city-hall-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Bartlett regulates unscheduled bus drop-offs – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240221/news/bartlett-regulates-unscheduled-bus-drop-offs/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Kane County dismisses bipartisan push for statement on migrant busing – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240221/news/kane-county-dismisses-bipartisan-push-for-statement-on-migrant-busing/
— Should Naperville adopt a resolution backing a cease-fire in Gaza? – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240221/article/should-naperville-adopt-a-resolution-backing-a-cease-fire-in-gaza/

CWB CHICAGO
— Cook County dropped charges after Chicago cops saw him stealing a catalytic converter. He wasn’t so lucky in DuPage County. – Tim Hecke
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/02/chicago-dupage-county-catalytic-converter-theft-charges-hit-different.html

SOUTHERN
— Trump team insists RNC funds wouldn’t cover his legal bills, as party leadership change looms – Lalee Ibssa , Isabella Murray and Soo Rin Kim
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/22/trump-team-insists-rnc-funds-wouldnt-cover-his-legal-bills-as-party-leadership-change-looms/
— Two Black GM workers share their experiences in the automotive industry – Morgan Korn (COMMENT: My plans for a career in the automotive industry ended when I was 22-year-old Firestone Store Retail Sales Manager in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. My Firestone Store boss rudely fired me because I had accepted that offer.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/21/two-black-gm-workers-share-their-experiences-in-the-automotive-industry/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump set for coronation as conservatives descend on CPAC – Caroline Vakil, Brett Samuels
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/trump-set-for-coronation-as-conservatives-descend-on-cpac/

WSIU
— Principle First summit draws Republicans who don’t support frontrunner Trump
https://www.wsiu.org/politics-elections/2024-02-22/principle-first-summit-draws-republicans-who-dont-support-frontrunner-trump

WSIL TV
— Home Depot broke labor law by firing an employee with ‘BLM’ on apron, NLRB rules – Ramishah Maruf
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/consumer/home-depot-broke-labor-law-by-firing-an-employee-with-blm-on-apron-nlrb-rules/article_e57117b4-5d3f-5ace-abe3-d217bb09a3f5.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in flooding schools with illegals.
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2024-02-22/dekalb-high-school-sees-an-uptick-in-newcomer-students-that-likely-includes-asylum-seekers
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters who are not Biden fans ever-increasingly use Haley to promote more hatred against those who share both Trump’s and Biden’s demographics. Both Trump and Biden are White, male, older, wealthy, draft-avoiders, Christian, and have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. It is called killing two birds with one stone.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-22/nikki-haley-says-biden-is-more-dangerous-than-trump-but-neither-is-fit-for-the-job

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst conservative activist on Tuesday accused the Elmhurst School District 205 board of backing an ideological agenda on teaching children about gender. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-activist-fights-gender-concepts
— Laughing Men Steal From Oak Brook Stores. The suspects took more than $2,000 worth of merchandise. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/laughing-men-steal-oak-brook-stores-cops

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Five Venezuelan Migrants Charged with Burglary at Oak Brook Stores
https://www.dupagecounty.gov/news_detail_T2_R1141.php

CITY OF WHEATON
— City Council Passes Resolution Regarding Local Impacts of National Immigration Policies
https://www.wheaton.il.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1053

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-237/
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/21/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-236/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR REPUBLICAN PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN: What have you done and what will you do to encourage the registered Republican voters in our precinct to cast Republican ballots in the March 19, 2024 Republican primary? Which of your fellow township and county elected Republican Precinct Committeemen are running to serve as officers of our township and county Republican party organizations? Who is running to serve as the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) National Committeeman and Committeewoman? When and where is the next IRP State Central Committee meeting? Which IRP State Convention Committees have you asked to be appointed to?
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the demographics of your county? How have those demographics changed? As more and more and more voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats move into DuPage County, Democrat candidates get more and more and more votes in DuPage County. Those who have the following demographics vote for Democrats: liberal, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, poor, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time. How have the leaders of your Republican county and township party organizations responded to demographic changes? I should write a book about how the leaders of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee and the Milton Township Republican Organization have responded to demographic changes since 2000. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
(According to Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuPage_County,_Illinois#Demographics ), in DuPage County, 63.4% are White, 12.8% are Asian, 4.7% are Black, 0.1% are Native American, 3.2% are two or more races, 0.4% are some other race, and 15.5% are Hispanic of any race. DuPage County has become more diverse. The population of foreign-born residents increased from about 71,300 in 1990 to 171,000 by 2009 estimates. There were 325,601 households, out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present and 28.00% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27. In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64 and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females, age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $98,441 and the median income for a family was $113,086. Males had a median income of $60,909 versus $41,346 for females. The mean or average income for a family in DuPage County is $121,009, according to the 2005 census. The per capita income for the county was $38,458. About 2.40% of families and 3.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.90% of those under age 18 and 4.30% of those age 65 or over. Religion The First Church of Lombard is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. DuPage County has several hundred Christian churches, and especially around Wheaton is a Bible Belt, with Wheaton College and various other evangelical Christian colleges, and publishing houses including InterVarsity Press, Crossway, Tyndale House, Christianity Today and other smaller ones in the area.)

SOUTHLAND JOURNAL
— IL Freedom Caucus Statement on Governor’s State of the State Address
https://thesouthlandjournal.com/il-freedom-caucus-statement-on-governors-state-of-the-state-address/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHERE ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET SHOT IN CHICAGO? – Patrick Andriesen (COMMENT: Where are you most likely to get shot in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district? As Democrats move in, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/where-are-you-most-likely-to-get-shot-in-chicago/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Pritzker’s Illinois Agenda: State of the State Unveils Big Spending & Taxes – Thomas Mccullagh
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/pritzkers-illinois-agenda-state-of-the-state-unveils-big-spending-taxes.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Less than 1% of illegal immigrants deported in key border ‘parole’ test case – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/22/less-than-1-of-illegal-immigrants-deported-in-key-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Yes, Mayorkas is intentionally choosing not to enforce immigration law – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2867099/yes-mayorkas-intentionally-immigration-law/
— Black Harvard alumnae demand DEI pledge for hiring and admissions – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/2866964/black-harvard-alumnae-demand-dei-pledge-hiring-admissions/
— Unions have changed their tune on illegal immigration – Rebecca Friedrichs and Roger Ruvolo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2866129/unions-have-changed-tune-on-illegal-immigration/
— Trump delivers blow to former Illinois ally (Bailey) in competitive House GOP primary – Rachel Schilke (COMMENT: In the 2022 Illinois gubernatorial election, Bailey won in all but 17 of Illinois’ 102 counties.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2866410/trump-delivers-blow-former-illinois-ally-house-gop-primary/
— The Supreme Court protects racial discrimination in Fairfax County – Jeremiah Poff
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2864287/supreme-court-protects-racial-discrimination-fairfax-county/
— NYPD dance team captain says members are not looking to be ‘professional dancers’ amid online pushback – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2866072/nypd-dance-team-captain-says-members-not-looking-professional-dancers-amid-online-pushback/
— Maine government steers children to transgender activist groups – Breccan F. Thies (COMMENT: How successful have Democrats been in making the students in your school district sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2856987/maine-government-steers-children-transgender-activist-groups/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Guess who’s the top pick for Trump’s vice president among the GOP faithful? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/guess_whos_the_top_pick_for_trumps_vice_president_among_the_gop_faithful.html
— New York to hand out $10,000 cards to illegals, no I.D. required, what could go wrong? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/new_york_to_hand_out_10000_cards_to_illegals_no_id_required_what_could_go_wrong.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— More outrage as NYC prepaid card program could give migrants $15K a year as US taxpayers pony up – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/21/more-outrage-as-nyc-prepaid-card-program-could-give-migrants-15k-a-year-as-us-taxpayers-pony-up-1438827/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— An Immigration Crisis Beyond Imagining – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Oped/Immigration-Crisis-Beyond-Imagining
— The UN is paying illegals using US taxpayer cash – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Oped/Dont-believe-lies-UN-paying-illegals-using-US-taxpayer-cash

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Time to Cancel CAIR – the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Laurence F. Sanford
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/time-to-cancel-cair-the-council-on-american-islamic-relations

DAILY CALLER
— ‘We’re Getting Pushed Out’: Chicago Residents Blast City Officials Over Migrant Crisis – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/21/chicago-residents-blast-city-migrant-crisis/
— Biden Admin Is Relaxing Illegal Immigration Enforcement – GABRIEL OGUNJOBI
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/21/new-data-sheds-light-biden-admin-relaxing-illegal-immigration-enforcement/

DAILY WIRE
— Illinois Bill Changes Definition Of ‘Abused Child’ To Include Kids Whose Parents Object To Abortion, Transgender Hormones And Surgeries – Virginia Kruta
https://www.dailywire.com/news/illinois-bill-changes-definition-of-abused-child-to-include-kids-whose-parents-object-to-abortion-transgender-hormones-and-surgeries
— Hochul: New York ‘Absolutely Overwhelmed’ By Illegals, ‘We Need A Break.’ It’s Republicans’ Fault.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hochul-new-york-absolutely-overwhelmed-by-illegals-we-need-a-break-its-republicans-fault

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Reveals Vice President Shortlist – Joseph Lord
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/trump-confirms-several-vice-president-shortlisters-5591500
— Rise in Mail-in-Voting: A Convenience or Pathway to Fraud? ‘The ballot is cast outside the public eye, and thus the opportunities for coercion and voter impersonation are greater,’ the MIT Election Lab states. (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that virtually all mail-in ballots will be counted as being votes for Democrats.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/rise-in-mail-in-voting-a-convenience-or-pathway-to-fraud-5591936

FEDERALIST
— Congress Is Too Busy Bankrolling Ukraine To Stop The VA From Processing Illegals’ Health Care Costs – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/21/congress-is-too-busy-bankrolling-ukraine-to-stop-the-va-from-processing-illegals-health-care-costs/

FEDERATION FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Sanctuary City Tactic: The Longer You’re Here the More Likely You Get to Stay
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/02/21/sanctuary-city-tactic-longer-youre-here-more-likely-you-get-stay

FOX NEWS
— Chicago residents speak out against migrants welcomed by city: ‘Junking up our country’ Residents voiced their displeasure with the Chicago City Council over the illegal immigrant crisis. – Chris Pandolfo
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chicago-residents-speak-out-against-migrants-welcomed-city-junking-up-our-country
— Colorado town unanimously declares non-sanctuary status as nearby Denver grapples with migrants: ‘No room’ Mayor Mitch LaKind said the goal is to ensure Denver knows the town will not accept ‘busloads’ of migrants. – Taylor Penle (COMMENT: What is the likelihood that your county, your township, your municipality, and/or your school district will declare the same thing?)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/colorado-town-unanimously-declares-non-sanctuary-status-nearby-denver-grapples-migrants-no-room
— Dem states, cities overrun by migrants funneled millions in federal COVID-19 aid to support illegals. Biden admin ‘directly subsidized “undocumented” immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,’ report states. – Thomas Catenacci
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dem-states-cities-overrun-migrants-funneled-millions-federal-covid-19-aid-support-illegals
— Thousands of ‘special interest aliens’ illegally entered US via San Diego since October, CBP data shows. Citizens from ‘special interest countries’ are supposed to received additional vetting. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/thousands-special-interest-aliens-illegally-entered-us-via-san-diego-october-cbp-data-shows

HOT AIR
— Biden’s Illegals Would Make the 14th Largest State – CHRIS PANDOLFO
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/02/21/bidens-illegals-would-make-the-14th-largest-state-n3783325

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Far too many join churches to give themselves a license to sin. I should write a book about those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me and who have stressed the most that they are a member of a church, that they attend church services, and/or that they give money to a church. I would focus on those who I have sued.
https://devotions1.lccportal.org/2024/02/22/how-jesus-dealt-with-sin/

NEW AMERICAN
— Illinois Democrat Wants Parents Who Refuse Abortion, “Gender-Affirming” Care for Kids Charged With Abuse – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/culture/illinois-democrat-wants-parents-who-refuse-abortion-gender-affirming-care-for-kids-charged-with-abuse/

NEWSMAX
— Illinois GOP Slams Gov. Pritzker Over Migrant Funding – Nick Koutsobinas
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/illinois-gop-jb-pritzker/2024/02/21/id/1154496/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, during his State of the State address on Wednesday, called for a budget proposal of $182 million to be directed toward the healthcare costs of illegal migrants in his state, the Center Square reported. Framing the issue as one of a broken immigration system as opposed to an open-border policy constructed by the Biden administration, the governor said: “I will not join the chorus of people in this country or in this chamber who eagerly look to slam shut an immigration door that was once open to our ancestors.” Pritzker then blamed Republicans in the United States Senate for not agreeing to what was nominally dubbed a border bill that tied more funding to Ukraine than the border and was negotiated in secret apart from Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. “Why did every single Republican run away from something that they claimed they desperately wanted,” Pritzker asked a crowd of Illinois politicians. “Because Donald Trump told them to, and they’re afraid of him.” The Illinois governor also blamed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for transporting migrants to Chicago and other sanctuary cities. But local conservative politicians say Pritzker is to blame for his state’s migrant crisis. “You can’t literally invite people to come here with this insane sanctuary state policy and then complain that we don’t have the resources when they arrive,” state Rep. Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City, said after the governor’s address. Pritzker also outlined that part of the proposed funding would go to transitioning illegal migrants from temporary shelters to permanent housing. State Rep. Ryan Spain, R-Peoria, however, said there are better uses for the state’s budget. He said that “$2.8 billion dollars of state of Illinois spending” is going to “undocumented immigrant healthcare or migrant assistance. It is a gigantic sum of money that is crowding out other spending priorities that I think are worthwhile.” Newsmax could not verify the figure but has contacted Spain for comment. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, has called for a statewide moratorium on accepting migrants, citing high expenses.)
— CPAC Enforces New Rule Barring Left-Wing Journalists – Jim Thomas (COMMENT: I have always fully disclosed that I am conservative. I attended many CPACs, although not recently, and reported on them as a journalist for GOPUSA. According to my Democrat and RINO critics/opponents, you are not a “real” journalist unless you claim to be nonpartisan. RINOs are anti-conservative. I should write a book about high-profile RINO event organizers in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who have barred me from attending their events and/or have had me thrown out of their events since 2000.)
https://www.newsmax.com/amp/politics/cpac-rule-gop/2024/02/21/id/1154466/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), chaired by Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, has implemented a significant policy change, disallowing credentials for left-wing journalists, reported Mediaite. Schlapp stated, “CPAC has a new rule. If you’re a propagandist, you can buy a ticket, like everyone else, but you’re not in the media, and we’re not going to credential you by saying you’re in the media.” He criticized certain media outlets for their alleged anti-Trump and anti-conservative stance, asserting that such bias undermines the credibility of journalism. Schlapp announced this decision as the conference commenced near Washington, D.C., igniting reactions and discussions about media access and bias. In a conversation with Schlapp, Steve Bannon articulated concerns about what he perceives as biased reporting, accusing some journalists of engaging in “information warfare.” In response, Schlapp highlighted a perceived trend of targeting conservatives with unfavorable coverage, emphasizing a need for increased discernment in media accreditation. Acknowledging the existence of left-wing journalists who provide balanced coverage, Schlapp maintained that CPAC’s decision aims to address what he sees as pervasive bias within the media landscape. He cited instances where journalists selectively target conservatives, contributing to what he described as a hostile environment for those with differing viewpoints. Responding to questions regarding CPAC’s evolving identity and criticism of its increasingly MAGA-centric focus, Schlapp defended the conference’s trajectory. He dismissed concerns over relevance and emphasized a commitment to principles aligned with the conservative movement. Additionally, Schlapp shared an exchange between his wife and a Huffington Post reporter who was denied credentials, expressing satisfaction with what he described as a reaction from “leftist propagandists” who expected preferential treatment as a “real” journalist. “But as we know what’s happened to these corporate media entities is they’re 100%. If you listen to MSNBC, it’s 100% anti-Trump, anti-American, anti-conservative every moment of every day. They never have any kind of honest treatment of anything,” Schlapp said.)
— Illinois Bill Seeks to Change Definition of ‘Abused Child’ – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illinois-child-abuse-transgender/2024/02/21/id/1154450/
— Quality of Life Ebbs as Tide of Migrants Rises – Betsy McCaughey
https://www.newsmax.com/mccaughey/migrants-new-york-eric-adams/2024/02/21/id/1154474/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Residents Fed Up By Illegals Getting Free Stuff – Scott LoBaido
https://www.oann.com/video/real-america-video/residents-fed-up-by-illegals-getting-free-stuff/

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Dr. Phil Blasts Woke Mutilation on Children – Rachel M. Emmanuel
https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.westernjournal.com/dr-phil-blasts-woke-mutilation-children-time-joe-rogan-just-given-pressure/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— McConnell on GOP migrant transports: ‘well-to-do blue enclaves’ finally facing border reality – JULIA MUELLER
https://www.aol.com/mcconnell-gop-migrant-transports-well-154021773.html

UPI
— To get more votes from younger voters, anticipate/expect Biden to ever-increasingly give younger voters more preference over older voters.
https://www.upi.com/Voices/2024/02/22/Joe-Biden-young-people-election/4491708607018/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Republicans Must Stop Being Democrat-Lite – Judson Phillips (COMMENT: In Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders are ever-increasingly painting themselves as being Democrat-Lite.)
https://www.usnews.com/debate-club/is-the-gops-problem-in-its-strategies-or-its-policies/republicans-must-stop-being-democrat-lite

NEW YORK TIMES
— Yale to Require Standardized Test Scores for Admissions – Stephanie Saul (COMMENT: UIC admitted me in 1966 because my ACT score was 24 and because I graduated in the upper 20% of my Crete-Monee High School class.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/22/us/yale-standardized-testing-sat-act.html

USA TODAY
— Rejections have piled up since disclosing my disability on job applications. ADA fails us. – Samuel Adams (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their Democrat employees who were disabled, minority, female, veteran, unmarried. non-Protestant, non-German American, had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, had performance problems, and/o who they wanted to get rid of.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2024/02/05/americans-with-disabilities-act-failing-employees-work/72414700007/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Haley
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/02/21/trump-nikki-haley-donor-threat/72525819007/

NEW YORK SUN
— Texas Seeks To Clamp Down on Federally Funded Catholic Group Helping Migrants Cross Border and Seek Asylum – JORDAN ESRIG
https://www.nysun.com/article/texas-seeks-to-clamp-down-on-federally-funded-catholic-group-helping-migrants-cross-border-and-seek-asylum

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Ken Paxton moves to shut down Catholic nonprofit that helps migrants
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/ken-paxton-border-nonprofit-18679847.php

DESERET NEWS
— A closer look at which states best represent America — and which fall short. Survey says Utah is furthest from the overall representation of the U.S., while Illinois is closest. – Emma Pitts (COMENT: Those who have the following demographics vote for Democrats: liberal, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, poor, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time. Because voters who have the aforesaid demographics vote for Democrats and because Illinois voters overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, Illinois voters must overwhelmingly have the aforesaid demographics. Those who vote for Democrats overwhelmingly promote dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, and age discrimination and that is exactly what Democrat Illinois elected official promote. If you backed out Chicago voters, and especially if you backed out Collar County voters too, Illinois would be to the right of Utah. In the 2022 Illinois gubernatorial election, Republican Bailey won in all but 17 of Illinois’ 102 counties.)
https://www.deseret.com/2024/2/21/24079255/united-states-represent-electoral-presidential-candidates-caucuses
(FROM THE ARTICLE: No single state can perfectly represent the United States in all aspects due to the country’s vast diversity, but Illinois had a “94% similarity when all demographics are averaged.” “It’s most similar in terms of gender, age, the share of residents born in the U.S. and the unemployment rate, with more than 99% similarity for each of those metrics,” according to the survey. Regarding representation, Utah ranked last place in the following categories, making it an atypical representation of the country: Religious composition of adults. Wealth gap. Age characteristics. However, every state contributes uniquely to the nation’s fabric, and the concept of being the “worst” or “best” representative is largely subjective and dependent on the measures used for comparison.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— It’s Time to Seize Russia’s Reserves, Ukraine needs the money. What is Biden waiting for? – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-sovereign-asset-seizure-vladimir-putin-ukraine-biden-administration-7e5fdc70
— DEI Invades Community Colleges Too. A ‘glossary’ disdains merit and misdefines ‘white supremacy.’ – Santi Tafarella
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dei-invades-community-colleges-too-los-angeles-county-free-inquiry-indoctrination-19058b34

BLOOMBERG
— Republicans Shouldn’t Be Democrats-Lite. – Amity Shlaes and Matthew Denhart (COMMENT: In Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders are ever-increasingly painting themselves as being Democrat-Lite.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-03-04/republican-minimum-wage-and-welfare-plans-are-democrat-lite

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed. A new report found that many recent graduates don’t land jobs that require a degree. – Sara Weissman (COMMENT: I did not get a job that really required a bachelor’s degree in business until 10 months after I graduated from NIU in 1970 because I was viewed as being draft bait and because of my bad demographics (conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844). The Democrats who ran IRS in 1971 hired me as a GS-7 (currently $54,728/year) Revenue Officer because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, or someone whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time who would take the job. They would never have hired me if I had not taken and passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/students/academics/2024/02/22/more-half-recent-four-year-college-grads-underemployed

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote reparations for Blacks. Anticipate/expect that Democrats will promote reparations for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, females, younger people, LGBTQers, unmarried people, poor people, veterans, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and members of other oppressed groups.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/nearly_a_third_of_voters_favor_reparations_for_slavery

DAILY MAIL
— Black Chicagoans slam Mayor Johnson for ‘replacing’ them with migrants, demanding ‘REPARATIONS’ carve-out on $6,000-a-year property taxes that whites, Asians and Hispanics would still have to pay. Chicago activists want city to exempt black residents from property tax. Flush with handouts, migrants are pricing them out of black areas, they say. – JAMES REINL
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13108985/Black-Chicago-Mayor-Johnson-replace-migrant-REPARATIONS-property-tax-white-Asian-Hispanic.html

February 20, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Which homeowners in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block will Democrat and RINO leaders expect/encourage/force the most to house their illegals and to provide them with food, clothing, medical care, transportation, education, etc.? It should be Democrat and RINO homeowners. Will it be those who are wealthy, own big homes, have empty bedrooms, have donated money to Democrats and/or to RINOs, are minority, are female, are LGBTQ, despise/hate Trump, etc.? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Mayor Johnson backs out of commitment to $250M joint city, county, state migrant care package – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-brandon-johnson-migrant-crisis-news/14445847/
— Union leaders want Ford held responsible after vehicles stolen, vandalized inside Chicago lots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE8GMLd0uns

NBC5
— Aldermen, lawmakers criticized Chicago Board of Education over selective enrollment – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/aldermen-lawmakers-criticized-chicago-board-of-education-over-selective-enrollment-in-private-briefings-newly-obtained-videos-show/3360537/
— Court order delays early voting in Chicago. The court order will cost the Board of Elections tens of thousands of dollars, but it will also cost Chicago voters days on the early voting calendar. – Charlie Wojciechowski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/court-order-delays-early-voting-in-chicago/3360241/

CBS2
— Illegal street takeover at Southwest Side Chicago intersection appalls neighbors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgoEizZriIg
— Dozens of car stolen, vandalized outside Ford Chicago Assembly Plant
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/dozens-of-car-stolen-vandalized-outside-ford-chicago-assembly-plant/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGCag7xPwrY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6sxFVcyu-8
— “Peace Warriors” become violence interrupters at their schools
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/peace-warriors-become-violence-interrupters-at-their-schools/

FOX32
— Conservative parents group rallies for ballot question on child gender therapy consent
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/conservative-parents-group-ballot-question-child-gender-therapy-consent
— Beverly residents speak out after Ridge Country Club, front yards damaged during ‘car caravan drifting event’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-car-caravan-drifting-event-2-teens-arrested-vehicles-impounded
— Car caravan in West Beverly leads to 2 arrests. Chicago police arrested two teenagers after a car caravan disrupted the West Beverly neighborhood Saturday night. The group drove cars in circles at a high rate of speed and struck an Evergreen Park squad car.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1413382
— Teens from Chicago steal nearly a dozen luxury cars in Wisconsin. The teens led police on a chase in Wisconsin. (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, crime will ever-increasingly increase. What are you doing to protect yourself, your home, and your vehicles from that?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1413707
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNe3C6Q8jI
— Workers at Chicago’s Ford Assembly Plant demand action over vandalism surge – Kasey Chronis
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicagos-ford-assembly-plant-vandalism-surge
— Chicago public housing residents claim poor living conditions, demand action
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-public-housing-residents-poor-living-conditions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB6BHUTvw0k
— Activists in Chicago rally to support Palestine amid Israeli conflict
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/activists-chicago-rally-support-palestine-israeli-conflict

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker confronts migrant crisis, projected shortfall as he prepares for his sixth budget address – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/20/gov-j-b-pritzker-confronts-migrant-crisis-projected-shortfall-as-he-prepares-for-his-sixth-budget-address/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly celebrate their success in promoting abortion. To be a Democrat is to be an abortion promoter.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/abortion/2024/02/19/chicago-abortion-rights-national-analysis-roe-v-wade-reproductive-health-dobbs
— ‘Doom spending’ takes hold among younger consumers. The stress of managing high living costs and food is leading some to cope by actually spending more, survey finds. – Hector Cervantes (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, I was able to earn and save enough money a) washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage for 18 months to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 when I was 17, b) delivering mail part-time for 13 months to pay my UIC expenses and buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, c) delivering mail part-time for 12 months to pay my UIC expenses and buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20, d) delivering mail par-time for 9 months to pay for my NIU expenses, e) working for IRS for 4 months and for Firestone Stores part-time for 7 months, and for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months before that to but a new 1972 Corvette when I was 23, and e) working for IRS 15 months and for Firestone Stores for 25 months to pay for my Loyola expenses and to buy a new town home in University Park when I was 24. Granted, my parents having provided me with room and board 1948-1968, weekends during my first semester a NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969 enabled me to do the aforesaid.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/money/2024/02/18/doom-spending-inflation-among-younger-consumers-economy

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTOS: DuPage County recorder: Democratic primary challengers say it’s time for change – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240219/news/dupage-county-recorder-democratic-primary-challengers-say-its-time-for-change/
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase in DuPage County.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240219/editorials/fighting-hunger/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s migrant crisis raises questions of equity – Judith Crown (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. To give preference to newly arrived illegals discriminates against everyone else.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/chicagos-migrant-crisis-divides-communities-over-equity
— Migrants have three routes to get permission to work – Judith Crown (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran the Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 hired me. But if could have hired illegals instead of me, they would have.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/three-ways-migrants-can-get-work-permits
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/asylum-seekers-are-also-victims-failed-policies-opinion

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— More funding for migrants, education to highlight Pritzker budget proposal – Brenden Moore
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/pritzker-budget-plan-adds-funding-for-migrants-education/article_54311be8-cd0e-11ee-9199-b7908ca37a4e.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Democrat and RINO Winnebago County leaders want Winnebago County to do more to encourage illegal immigration.
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/local/2024/02/20/rockford-area-leaders-seek-limits-on-spending-to-help-migrants/72633913007/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump’s first remarks about Navalny compare Russian’s death to his legal situation – Brett Samuels
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/trumps-first-remarks-about-navalny-compare-russians-death-to-his-legal-situation/

WSIU
— Trump has only weeks to pay the state of New York hundreds of millions of dollars
https://www.wsiu.org/politics-elections/2024-02-20/trump-has-only-weeks-to-pay-the-state-of-new-york-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly kill the American Dream for Americans, and especially for Americans who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. The Post Office hired me when I was 18 in 1966, Firestone Stores when I was 21, IRS when I was 22, and GAO when I was 31. But because I am all of the aforesaid, if I was 18, 21, 22, or 31 today, I doubt that they would hire me.
https://www.nprillinois.org/arts-life/2024-02-19/illinois-humanities-examines-the-changing-narrative-of-the-american-dream

ILLINOIS PUBLIC MEDIA
— Illinois now requires public schools to teach LGBTQ+, Asian American and pre-enslavement Black history. Are teachers ready? – Emily Hays
https://ipmnewsroom.org/illinois-now-requires-public-schools-to-teach-lgbtq-asian-american-and-pre-enslavement-black-history-are-teachers-ready/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— The 50 Most Powerful Chicagoans, Ranked. Who’s in charge here? The heavy hitters in our Power 50 know how to use their influence to make things happen in Chicago and beyond. – EDWARD ROBERT MCCLELLAND (COMMENT: Dick Uihlein is ranked 6th. Pat Ryan is ranked 43rd.)
https://www.chicagomag.com/chicago-magazine/march-2024/the-50-most-powerful-chicagoans-ranked/

WINDY CITY TIMES
— As Chicago prepares to host DNC, former delegates reflect on LGBTQ+ inclusion at previous conventions – Jake Wittich
https://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/As-Chicago-prepares-to-host-DNC-former-delegates-reflect-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-at-previous-conventions/76664.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/20/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-235/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— If the University of Wisconsin Wants to Get Rid of Its Statue of Lincoln, Why Not Put It Here?
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/02/20/if-the-univeristy-of-wisconsin-wants-to-get-rid-of-its-statue-of-lincoln-why-not-put-it-here/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— New Illinois bill looks to give abortion seekers and providers tax credits – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_8ae8011c-cc49-11ee-b67d-7be0d570d7e7.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago, Are You SUPER Prepared?
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/654895536-chicago-are-you-super-prepared
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Stay Alert! Report Suspicious Activity by Calling 9-1-1)

KANKAKEE TIMES
— Kankakee County municipalities mum on accepting funding for illegal immigrant resettlement
https://kankakeetimes.com/stories/654928817-kankakee-county-municipalities-mum-on-accepting-funding-for-illegal-immigrant-resettlement

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Mayor Richard C. Irvin Declares February As Black History Month In Aurora! (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s big annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/654895527-mayor-richard-c-irvin-declares-february-as-black-history-month-in-aurora

WIREPOINTS
— Three federal judges in Illinois giving extra time for arguments to young female and minority lawyers – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/three-federal-judges-in-illinois-giving-extra-time-for-arguments-to-young-female-and-minority-lawyers-wirepoints/
— How Illinois’ political machine gets billions in school bond referendums passed – Nick Binotti and Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/how-illinois-political-machine-gets-billions-in-school-bond-referendums-passed-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border chaos peels Black voters from Biden, pollster says – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/19/border-chaos-peels-black-voters-biden-pollster/

NEW YORK POST
— Native Americans fear woke efforts by Kansas City Chiefs, Taylor Swift to erase heritage
https://nypost.com/2024/02/19/us-news/native-americans-fear-woke-efforts-by-kansas-city-chiefs-boy-scouts-and-taylor-swift-to-erase-heritage/
— Migrants continue to flock into unofficial border camp near remote California town by the hundreds – Andy Tillett
https://nypost.com/2024/02/19/us-news/migrants-continue-to-flock-to-jacumba-hot-springs-california/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Connecting an open U.S. border with ‘unrestricted warfare’ and the PLA – Chad Groening, Billy Davis
https://afn.net/national-security/2024/02/19/connecting-an-open-u-s-border-with-unrestricted-warfare-and-the-pla/

AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS
— Illegal immigration skyrockets 240% on northern border – TIMOTHY FRUDD
https://americanmilitarynews.com/2024/02/video-illegal-immigration-skyrockets-240-on-northern-border/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Death of 5-year-old illegal in Chicago facility condemns the left’s approach to public policy – Olivia Murray
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/death_of_5yearold_illegal_in_chicago_facility_condemns_the_lefts_approach_to_public_policy.html
— America’s Open Border – Intentionality or Incompetence? – Brian C. Joondeph (COMMENT: Intentionality )
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/02/americas_open_border__intentionality_or_incompetence.html

AMERICAN WIRE
— NYC Dems push for unlimited shelter stays for illegals, seek to overrule mayor – Chris Donaldson
https://americanwirenews.com/nyc-dems-push-for-unlimited-shelter-stays-for-illegals-seek-to-overrule-mayor/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Migrant smuggling operation at northern border spikes, locals have Border Patrol on speed dial – Kevin Haggerty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/19/migrant-smuggling-operation-at-northern-border-spikes-locals-have-border-patrol-on-speed-dial-1438228/
— Four illegals living in migrant shelter arrested for robbing, strangling Chicago man – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/19/four-illegals-living-in-migrant-shelter-arrested-for-robbing-strangling-chicago-man-1438353/
— NYC Dems push for unlimited shelter stays for illegals, seek to overrule mayor – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/19/nyc-dems-push-for-unlimited-shelter-stays-for-illegals-seek-to-overrule-mayor-1438245/
— Peanuts’ new special features black character as atonement for past sins – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/19/peanuts-new-special-features-black-character-as-atonement-for-past-sins-1438264/

BREITBART
— 5 Presidents Who Warned Against Mass Immigration – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: To warn against mass immigration is one thing. To take actions to stop it is another.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/19/presidents-day-5-presidents-who-warned-against-mass-immigration/
— Four Illegal Aliens Arrested in Chicago for Robbing and Strangling Man on Mass Transit – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/02/19/four-illegal-aliens-arrested-in-chicago-for-robbing-and-strangling-man-on-mass-transit/
— Desperate Anti-Trumpers to Hold Anti-Trump, Anti-CPAC Counter-Summit – HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs, but not recently. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who used my attending CPACs against me the most.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/19/desperate-anti-trumpers-hold-anti-trump-anti-cpac-counter-summit/
— Boston Families Furious as City Kicks Black Children Out of Community Center to House Biden’s Migrants – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: Since 1964 when I was 16 years old, my critics/opponents have ever-increasingly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the jobs, degrees, professional certifications, and professional license that I got should have been given to minorities, females, those who were younger than me, veterans, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, and other “victims.” I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those whose parents are/were rich, who bought them cars, who paid for their college expenses, and who got them good jobs.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/19/boston-families-furious-kicks-black-children-out-community-center/
— Two-Thirds of Voters Strongly Oppose Secret ‘Woke’ Civics Classes. A Rasmussen Reports survey revealed Monday that 66 percent of voters believe parents should be told if their children are being taught that the United States was founded on the concepts of racism and white supremacy. – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/19/poll-two-thirds-voters-strongly-opposes-secret-woke-civics-classes/
— Native American Groups Decry Woke Effort by Chiefs, Taylor Swift to Erase Heritage – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/02/19/native-american-groups-decry-woke-effort-chiefs-taylor-swift-erase-heritage/
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Reverses Plan to Give Luxury Harlem Condos to Migrants After Public Outcry – PAUL BOIS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/20/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-reverses-plan-to-give-luxury-harlem-condos-to-migrants-after-public-outcry/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Weighs Cracking Down On Illegal Immigration After Saying For Months He Couldn’t Do Anything About It – JAKE SMITH
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/19/biden-weighs-cracking-down-on-illegal-immigration-after-saying-for-months-he-couldnt-do-anything-about-it/
— Blue State (Washington) Promotes Map Directing Minors To Free Condoms – ROBERT SCHMAD
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/19/washington-promotes-map-directs-minors-condom-map/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Texas vs. Biden: Lone Star State’s Battle to Secure the Border – Virginia Allen
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/20/texas-vs-biden-lone-star-states-battle-secure-border/

EPOCH TIMES
— Alarming Rise in Military-Aged Chinese Men Entering US Illegally – Tom Ozimek
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/alarming-rise-in-military-aged-chinese-men-entering-us-illegally-border-patrol-union-chief-warns-5590289

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— White House Threatens Mass Release of Illegal Aliens
https://www.fairus.org/biden-immigration-border-policy/white-house-threatens-mass-release-illegal-aliens
— Denver Cuts Millions From Public Services to Pay for Illegal Aliens – Shari Rendall (COMMENT: Denver today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.fairus.org/state-immigration-legislation-policies/denver-cuts-millions-public-services-pay-illegal-aliens
— Texas’ Border Security Efforts are Working – Ira Mehlman
https://www.fairus.org/state-immigration-legislation-policies/texas-border-security-efforts-are-working
— Biden Issues Order Shielding Palestinians from Deportation
https://www.fairus.org/biden-immigration-border-policy/biden-issues-order-shielding-palestinians-deportation
— White House Threatens Mass Release of Illegal Aliens
https://www.fairus.org/biden-immigration-border-policy/white-house-threatens-mass-release-illegal-aliens

FOX BUSINESS
— Teens working part-time jobs at highest rate since 2009 – Hanna Panreck (COMMENT: Because my critics/opponents had wealthy parents, they did not have to work while they were in high school or college. Their parents bought them cars, paid for their college expenses, and got them good jobs when they graduated. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who look down on me the most.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/teens-working-part-time-jobs-highest-rate-since-2009-perfect-storm-economic-conditions-stability

FOX NEWS
— Chicago police arrest four Venezuelan migrants for allegedly strangling, robbing man on train. The defendants could face deportation if convicted. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-arrest-four-venezuelan-migrants-allegedly-strangling-robbing-man-train
— Michigan asks residents to help house, settle migrants amid crisis at border. Volunteers would be expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport and securing and preparing initial housing. – Louis Casiano (COMMENT: Michigan today, Illinois tomorrow. Will such hosts accept full responsibility for any wrongdoing done by their guests (illegals)? Of course, such hosts will demand that their neighbors also “welcome” their guests (illegals).)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-asks-residents-help-house-settle-migrants-crisis-border
— Woke left will erase American history unless we stop them. Left-wing extremists attack Constitution, while others target American heroes like the Founders. – Douglas MacKinnon
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/woke-left-will-erase-american-history-unless-stop-them
— New York rule change makes thousands of migrants eligible for cash payments
https://wfin.com/fox-national-news/new-york-rule-change-makes-thousands-of-migrants-eligible-for-cash-payments/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Military-aged Chinese nationals continue pouring across border, disappearing into America at ‘terrifying speed’ – Pat Droney
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/military-aged-chinese-nationals-continue-invasion-at-bidens-open-southern-border
— HHS Inspector General: Report says agency neglected to adequately screen the hosts assigned to migrant children – Pat Droney
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/health-and-human-services-inspector-general-finds-agency-failed-to-properly-vet-those-migrant-children-were-placed-with

NEW AMERICAN
— Secession? Why Not Nullification? – Gary Benoit
https://thenewamerican.com/print/secession-why-not-nullification/

NEWSMAX
— Media an Arm of Democratic Party, Especially on Immigration – Steve Levy
https://www.newsmax.com/stevelevy/cnn-msnbc/2024/02/16/id/1153932/
— Fourth ‘Anti-CPAC’ Summit Packed With Trump Critics – Mark Swanson (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs, but not recently. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who used my attending CPACs against me the most.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/principles-first-summit-anti-trump-cpac/2024/02/19/id/1154199/

PJ MEDIA
— Border Crisis: From ‘Take the Money and Run’ to ‘Run and Take the Money’ – STEPHEN GREEN
https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2024/02/19/border-crisis-record-number-of-chinese-cross-to-take-the-money-n4926565

PARADISE NEWS
— Gov. Whitmer Calls on Michiganders to House Illegals As Migrant Invasion Crisis Worsens (COMMENT: Michigan today, Illinois tomorrow.)
https://theparadise.ng/gov-whitmer-calls-on-michiganders-to-house-illegals-as-migrant-invasion-crisis-worsens/

ZERO HEDGE
— How The US Regime Subsidizes Immigration (Both Legal & Illegal) – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/how-us-regime-subsidizes-immigration-both-legal-illegal

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEWSWEEK
— Joe Biden’s Nightmare Immigration Numbers
https://www.newsweek.com/us-immigration-poll-biden-1871229

MSN
— Conservatives blaming Democrats for “taking opportunities away” from Black children after hosting illegals in Boston rec center (COMMENT: Since 1964 when I was 16 years old, my critics/opponents have ever-increasingly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the jobs, degrees, professional certifications, and professional license that I got should have been given to minorities, females, those who were younger than me, veterans, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, and other “victims.” I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those whose parents are/were rich, who bought them cars, who paid for their college expenses, and who got them good jobs.)
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/entertainment/news/conservatives-blaming-democrats-for-taking-opportunities-away-from-black-children-after-hosting-illegals-in-boston-rec-center/ar-BB1iwgU7

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly encourage all the citizens of all the foreign countries of the world to seek asylum in America, that is, Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/20/nyregion/asylum-seekers-homeless-evictions-new-york-city.html
— FRONT PAGE: Anti-Trump Burnout: The Resistance Says It’s Exhausted. Bracing for yet another election against Donald Trump, America’s liberals are feeling the fatigue. “We’re kind of, like, crises-ed out,” one Democrat said. – Katie Glueck
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/19/us/politics/trump-resistance-democrats-voters.html

USA TODAY
— A record number of Americans are choosing to work part time. Here’s why. – Paul Davidson (COMMENT: My working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights 1971-1972 while I worked for IRS in Chicago and then Harvey enabled me to a) to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, b) to pay for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972, and c) buy a new town home in University Park in 1972.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/01/25/part-time-jobs-hit-record-high/72331112007/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump-supporting truckers threaten to boycott NYC after court rulings against him – BRIAN NIEMIETZ
https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/02/19/trump-trucker-boycott-new-york-chicago-ray/

BOSTON
— Activists call for Boston to pay $15 billion in reparations for slavery – Molly Farrar (COMMENT: How many billions in reparations will Democrat and RINO leaders call for America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district to pay?)
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2024/02/19/activists-call-for-boston-to-pay-15-billion-in-reparations-for-slavery/

FORTUNE
— College students who have jobs are much less likely to graduate than their privileged peers – WALTER G. ECTON, CELESTE K. CARRUTHERS (COMMENT: I graduated debt-free from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management and owing a 1969 Dodge Charger SE in when I was 21 in 1970 notwithstanding the fact that I worked all part-time hours that I could for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. However, working all those hours made me major in management instead of accounting and harmed my GPA.)
https://fortune.com/2023/01/11/college-students-with-jobs-20-percent-less-likely-to-graduate-than-privileged-peers-study-side-hustle/

FORBES
— Some Undocumented Immigrants Get Benefits From States
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXA3_6DBNhA

GO BANKING RATES
— I (Kent Bausman) Grew Up Poor: How I Reached the Upper Middle Class by Age 30. – Laura Beck (COMMEMT: I am 75. Because of ever-increasing Democrat and RINO led disapproval/disgust/hatred against those who share my demographics (conservative, Republican, White, male, Protestant, 100% German American, and my ancestors have been in America for a long time), if I was 30 today, I would not have been able to accomplish what I did. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30. I got married and bought a home in Wheaton with my wife when I was 29. I earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27. I bought real estate when I was 27, 25, and 24. I bought new cars when I was 29, 25, 20, 19, and 17. I graduated debt-free from NIU owing a 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 21. The Democrats who ran the Post Office hired me when I was 18, Firestone Stores when I was 21, and IRS when I was 22, but they would not hire me today if I was 18, 21, or 22. IRS promoted me when I was 23, 24, and 25, but IRS would not do that if I was 23, 24, or 25 today. )
https://www.gobankingrates.com/money/wealth/i-grew-up-poor-how-i-reached-the-upper-middle-class-by-age-30/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote mote hatred against Trump.
https://www.creators.com/read/rights-aclu/02/24/anti-dei-efforts-are-the-latest-attack-on-racial-equity-and-free-speech

POLITICO
— NYT publisher: White House ‘extremely upset’ on Biden age coverage. “We are going to continue to report fully and fairly,” A.G. Sulzberger said. – KIERRA FRAZIER (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/19/nyt-white-house-upset-biden-age-coverage-00142098

DAILY MAIL
— Kremlin threatens to unleash Armageddon on the West if it loses in Ukraine: Moscow warns it will fire nuclear missiles on London, Washington, Berlin and Kyiv if Russia is forced to give up territory. Putin snarls Ukraine war is a ‘matter of life and death’ for Russia. – WILL STEWART
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13097421/kremlin-threatens-Armageddon-west-russia-loses-Ukraine.html
— Dozens of Chinese migrants spotted entering US illegally in California border town of Jacumba and say they’re here to ‘take the money’ along with others from Syria and Turkey. Chinese nationals now make up the fastest-growing nationality of illegal border crossers into the US. Over 37,000 Chinese migrants crossed in the 2023 fiscal year – and almost 20,000 have crossed since October, according to US government. Jacumba, California has become crossing hot spot for Chinese nationals. – MARYANN MARTINEZ
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/us-border-crisis/article-13101039/Startling-photo-shows-large-group-Chinese-migrants-California-crossing-border-illegally-Mexico-numbers-continue-rise.html
— Biden, 81, now has a Secret Service agent stand at the bottom of Air Force One steps to make sure he doesn’t fall as his fitness for office comes under greater scrutiny. A Secret Service agent now stands at the bottom of the steps of Air Force One. An added precaution in case President Joe Biden takes a tumble again. Comes amid a series of stumbles since taking office – and rising concerns over the president’s physical and mental fitness for office. – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13100325/biden-secret-service-agent-air-force-one-fall.html

February 19, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gerrymandering continues to ruin our democracy. When you have few or no choices on your primary election ballot in a few weeks, blame gerrymandering. When the violence in our cities escalates and the response remains utterly inadequate, blame gerrymandering. – Madeleine Doubek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/2024/02/16/gerrymandering-continues-ruins-democracy-cta-red-line-extension-madeleine-doubek-kirk-dillard

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Mexicans prepare to vote in Chicago for their homeland’s president, with a woman as a front-runner – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA (COMMENT: All my ancestors immigrated legally during the 1840s and 1850s from what now Germany. I am proud to say that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/19/mexicans-prepare-to-vote-in-chicago-for-their-homelands-president-with-a-woman-as-a-front-runner/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/18/clarence-page-donald-trump-david-french/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/19/cannabis-companies-go-vertical-to-both-grow-and-sell-products/

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry board chair touts successes in state of county address – Claire O’Brien
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240218/news/mchenry-board-chair-touts-successes-in-state-of-county-address/

FOX32
— Democrat leaders work to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1412980

WBEZ
— To trace the origins of busing migrants to Chicago, start with Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Ted Cruz. Key decision makers in Illinois and Texas talk about the early months of Texas’s program to export migrants to Democratic cities like Chicago. – Frank Main, Tina Sfondeles
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-political-origins-of-busing-migrants-to-chicago/ad12e13b-aa59-445d-a371-21a2948243f4
— After Illinois banned assault weapons, rural gun owners registered very few of them. A new law allowed gun owners to keep assault weapons if they disclosed them. Illinois county registration rates ranged from 0.5% to 1.8%. – Mawa Iqbal, Amy Qin, Matt Kiefer
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-assault-weapon-registrations-by-the-numbers/5ec250d1-897e-43bf-b278-d3ed77a88ec7

WGN RADIO
— Retiring in an era of increased longevity – Ben Anderson (COMMENT: I started earning my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension when I was 18 years old in 1966. I have been getting a CSRS pension since 1997. Virtually none of the operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents have pensions. My critics/opponents not only stress to their operatives and their dupes that I get a CSRS pension, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn my CSRS pension as being grossly excessive.)
https://wgnradio.com/this-week-in-wealth/retiring-in-an-era-of-increased-longevity/

WAND TV
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/gop-candidates-elevate-anti-transgender-messaging-as-a-rallying-call-to-christian-conservatives/article_e50a0f68-283b-525b-92b1-9a90979d63f9.html

WSIL TV
— Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz endorses Darren Bailey in IL 12th District race
https://www.wsiltv.com/video/florida-rep-matt-gaetz-endorses-darren-bailey-in-il-12th-district-race/video_b4368af8-d7d6-5fd9-89b6-5fb412abf89e.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— The GBH News podcast What Is Owed? It considers the issue of reparations in the cradle of the American Revolution — and the first American colony to legalize slavery — Massachusetts. (COMMENT: I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-02-18/pod-corner-what-is-owed-explores-reparations-for-slavery

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Chicago criminals out on probation/parole/pretrial release continue violence in 2024 – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-criminals-out-on-probation-parole-pretrial-release-continue-their-violent-mayhem-in-2024-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘We were just better off’ under Trump, Tim Scott says – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/18/inside-beltway-we-were-just-better-under-donald-tr/
— Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said Sunday that the former president is wrong to want to wait until potentially getting reelected to fix the southern border. – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/18/lindsey-graham-clashes-with-donald-trump-on-southe/
— Haley: Trump’s growing influence over RNC should be a ‘wake-up call’ – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/18/nikki-haley-trumps-growing-influence-over-rnc-shou/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Government shouldn’t have the power to discriminate based on race – Julian Adorney (COMMENT: Life is a zero-sum-game. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to minorities and/or females is to discriminate against Whites and/or males. My Democrat superiors in the federal government used Affirmative Action and DEI big time to give preference to their Democrat employees who were minority and/or female. Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from minorities and/or females, Democrat and RINO politicians use DEI to give preference to minorities and/or females.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2861205/government-shouldnt-have-the-power-to-discriminate-based-on-race/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In his new book The End of Race Politics, Coleman Hughes takes aim at the spread of diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology in the U.S. government. Instead of DEI that discriminates on the basis of race, he argues, we should adopt colorblindness as a national policy. What is colorblindness? Hughes defines it this way: “We should treat people without regard to race, both in our public policy and in our private lives.” One reason to adopt colorblindness as a national policy is that the government cannot be trusted with such a weighty power as picking and choosing which skin colors to favor and which ones to disadvantage. The government’s race-based classifications are completely arbitrary. Hughes notes that the current five racial categories (black, Hispanic, white, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native) were developed by the Carter administration and are enormously inconsistent. For example, Pakistanis are considered to be Asian. But Afghans right next door are considered to be white. The arbitrariness with which these lines were drawn isn’t fixable; it’s baked into the cake. Race is a social construct and is at least somewhat fuzzy, so racial categorization means the government will inevitably rely on crude measures to try to decide who fits into which bucket. . .There’s an even bigger problem: History shows that governments can’t be trusted with the power to discriminate. Slavery was the law of the land for 89 years (1776-1865), and Jim Crow for another 100 (1865-1965). For most of our nation’s history, the U.S. government wielded its power to place a boot on the neck of people of a specific skin color. A mere six years ago, then-president Donald Trump was reported as referring to Haiti and African nations as “s***hole countries” from which we shouldn’t want more immigrants. Is this really the government that social justice warriors want to endow with the power to make more decisions on the basis of race? This point should be especially salient for proponents of DEI. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most popular advocates of DEI in the United States, proposed the creation of a new Department of Anti-Racism with totalitarian powers to police Americans’ speech and actions. But in How to Be An Antiracist, Kendi said that the United States has “stage four” racism (comparable to stage four cancer). He says racism and white supremacy have “spread to nearly every part of the body politic.” If the United States is as irredeemably racist as he claims, who does he imagine will end up staffing his new Department of Anti-Racism? Where will he find the saints necessary to discriminate in the “right” way rather than use their enormous powers to discriminate the “wrong” way? Hughes notes that the civil rights movement and the abolitionist movement fought for the idea that our government should be colorblind. The abolitionist Wendell Phillips said in a speech in 1867, “When once the nation is absolutely, irrevocably pledged to the principle that there shall be no recognition of race by the United States or by State law, then the work of the great anti-slavery movement which commenced in 1831, is accomplished.”)

NEW YORK POST
— Kansas City mayor accuses governor of racial ‘dog whistle’ for calling Super Bowl parade shooters ‘thugs’ – Anders Hagstrom
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/us-news/kansas-city-mayor-accuses-governor-of-racial-dog-whistle-for-calling-parade-shooters-thugs/
— Hidin’ Biden AWOL as America faces crisis after crisis – Joe Concha
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/opinion/hidin-biden-awol-as-america-faces-crisis-after-crisis/
— Haley won’t say she’ll back Trump if he wins GOP nod — despite debate pledge – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/02/18/us-news/nikki-haley-wont-say-shell-back-trump-if-he-wins-the-nod-despite-debate-pledge/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Transgender free-for-all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral in New York – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/transgender_freeforall_at_st_patricks_catholic_cathedral_in_new_york.html
— Even a Catholic country like Mexico isn’t immune to the tyranny of gender madness – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/even_a_catholic_country_like_mexico_isnt_immune_to_the_tyranny_of_gender_madness.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Next level cringe’: NYPD mocked for having a ‘dance’ team – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/18/next-level-cringe-nypd-mocked-for-having-a-dance-team-1438155/

BREITBART
— Joy Reid: Black People ‘Literally, Physically, Built this Country,’ Obama Our Only Reparation – PAUL BOIS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/18/joy-reid-black-people-literally-physically-built-country-obama-only-reparation/
— New York Cathedral Holds ‘Mass of Reparation’ After ‘Sacrilegious’ Trans Event – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2024/02/19/new-york-cathedral-holds-mass-of-reparation-after-sacrilegious-trans-event/
— Drug-Induced Transgender ‘Chestfeeding’ as Safe as Milk From Mothers, Claims NHS Trust – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2024/02/19/drug-induced-transgender-chestfeeding-as-safe-as-milk-from-mothers-claims-nhs-trust/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Parental Nightmare’: Blue States Are Becoming Magnets For Runaway Kids Seeking Trans Treatments – BRANDON POULTER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/18/parental-nightmare-blue-states-becoming-magnets-runaway-kids-seeking-trans-treatments/
— Non-Citizens Voting? No Thanks, Americans Say – JENNY BETH MARTIN:
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/18/opinion-non-citizens-voting-no-thanks-americans-say-jenny-beth-martin/
— Deceased Transgender Activist Mourners’ Alleged Deception Of Catholic Cathedral Which Welcomed Them – HAILEY GOMEZ
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/18/transgender-activist-deceived-saint-patricks-cathedral-catholic-church-funeral-cecilia-gentili-new-york/

FOX NEWS
— Democrat governors fight over busing migrants to one another: ‘Unhelpful’ Illinois leaders have called out Colorado and New York City for sending migrants their way. – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.foxnews.com/media/democrat-governors-fight-busing-migrants-one-another-unhelpful
— Trump winning Illinois would be ‘insane’ for the 2024 election. Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell examines Nikki Haley’s strategy in the GOP’s race for the White House during an appearance with Arthel Neville on ‘Fox News Live.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347162871112
— Behind-the-scenes look inside NYC’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel repurposed into migrant processing hub. ‘The Sanctuary Trap’ is streaming now on Fox Nation. – Taylor Penley
https://www.foxnews.com/media/exclusive-look-inside-nyc-iconic-roosevelt-hotel-repurposed-into-migrant-processing-hub
— Haley: Congress is ‘lying to the American people’ by tying foreign aid to border security. Haley said securing border is ‘priority number one,’ but stresses Congress must choose ‘preventing war’ – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/haley-congress-lying-american-people-tying-foreign-aid-border-security
— Sen. Scott rips Haley for ‘ridiculous’ and ‘desperate’ attack against Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74X5kbKREDQ
— New York rule change makes thousands of migrants eligible for cash payments. As many as 17,000 migrants could be receiving the payments in New York City. – Michael Lee
https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-rule-change-makes-thousands-migrants-eligible-cash-payments
— How St Patrick’s says it was tricked into hosting trans activist funeral, why it held Mass of Reparation. Mass of Reparations are performed to re-sanctify church after scandalous activity. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/how-st-patricks-cathedral-says-tricked-hosting-trans-activist-funeral-mass-reparation
— St. Patrick’s Cathedral ‘had no idea’ about atheist trans activist’s funeral: ‘It was a sacrilege’ Cecilia Gentili, a self-proclaimed atheist and transgender activist, had her funeral held at ‘America’s Parish’ in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. – Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi
https://www.foxnews.com/media/st-patricks-cathedral-had-no-idea-about-atheist-trans-activists-funeral-it-was-a-sacrilege

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Scranton Joe and the Temple of Doom Spending – EJ Antoni and Peter St Onge (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, that is, back in 1972 when I was 24, I bought a new townhome ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/University-Park/774-Sunset-Ct-60484/unit-5/home/23344604 ) in University Park. The downpayment came from what earned a) working for IRS for 15 months, b) working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights for 18 months, and c) working full-time for that store for 7 months before that. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $54,728/year in 1971 and $66,942/year in 1972.)
https://www.heritage.org/markets-and-finance/commentary/scranton-joe-and-the-temple-doom-spending
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millions of young Americans seem to have given up on their economic future, turning instead to “doom spending.” Adults under 30 are moving back in with their parents at rates not seen since the Great Depression, giving up on the American dream of homeownership. So long as the uniparty in D.C. keeps spending like there’s no tomorrow, America’s youth will believe there’s no tomorrow for them.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— LGBT Nursing Course Accused of Putting Activism Ahead of Healthcare – MIKE LACHANCE
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/lgbt-nursing-course-accused-of-putting-activism-ahead-of-healthcare/amp/
— DHS Is Training Teachers To Develop Student ‘Disinformation’ Informers – I Know, I Took The Training. DHS Media Literacy Has Little To Do With Media or Literacy. It is a K-12 Surveillance Program With The Goal Of Training Teachers and Students to Identify and Report On Alleged “Disinformation” and Alleged “Violent Extremism” – Ramona Bessinger
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/dhs-is-training-teachers-to-develop-student-disinformation-informers-i-know-i-took-the-training/
— Get Out of New York, If You Can. Rough politics has given way to the political weaponization of prosecutors’ offices. The price of living in and doing business in New York should not be that you have to be politically obedient. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/get-out-of-new-york-if-you-can/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— CPAC Will Host a Pro-Life Panel – MICHAEL J. NEW (COMMENT: I should write books about my critics/opponents who have done the most to destroy me because I support the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/cpac-will-host-a-pro-life-panel-this-weekend/

PJ MEDIA
— Muslim Families Can Opt Out of School LGBTQ Propaganda — and That’s Bad News for Biden – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/robert-spencer/2024/02/18/muslim-families-can-opt-out-of-school-lgbtq-propaganda-and-thats-bad-news-for-biden-n4926544

TOWNHALL
— Trump Overwhelmingly Outperforms Biden on Key Issues – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/18/trump-overwhelmingly-outperforms-biden-on-key-issues-n2635403
— Mass Deportation—It CAN Be Done – Mark Lewis
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/02/19/mass-deportationit-can-be-done-n2635411

TURNING POINT USA
— The Walt Disney Company finds itself facing a lawsuit alleging that the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies are unlawful and discriminatory. The lawsuit, brought forth by American First Legal, cites both public documents available on Disney’s website and internal memos that show the company is actively prioritizing diversity initiatives like race and gender identity in its hiring practices. – Erin Elmore, Esq. (COMMENT: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government, they used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of their employees who were Republican.)
https://www.tpusa.com/live/disney-faces-lawsuit-over-alleged-discrimination-in-dei-policies

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC NEWS
— Haley ramps up attacks on Trump over Russia ahead of South Carolina GOP primary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7qtbZ-TDEo

CNN
— Why this millionaire gifted his own money to Tulsa survivors seeking reparations. Reparations into his own hands: As the two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre await their day in court, philanthropist Ed Mitzen, who gifted $3 million to their families, reflects on why the wealthy White community needs to “step up.” (COMMENT: What arguments do your critics/opponents make that you should pay reparations? Mine stress that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that none of them fought for the Union Army in the Civil War, that I have a pension, that I am not poor, that I am old (born in 1948), that I am White, that I am male, that I have been married since 1978, that I have no children, that I am conservative, that I am Republican, that I avoided the Viet War draft, that I am Protestant, that I am German American, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2024/02/16/tulsa-massacre-survivors-reparations-donation-jimenez-orig.cnn

MSN
— What nationalities are the migrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally?
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/what-nationalities-are-the-migrants-crossing-the-us-mexico-border-illegally/ss-BB1i9Fbf

MSNBC
— DePaul professor and her students are helping migrants seeking asylum – ALI VELSHI (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/a-chicago-professor-and-her-students-are-helping-migrants-seeking-asylum-204442693610

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Trump rallies in Michigan, the state G.O.P. is in disarray. – Neil Vigdor (COMMENT: Everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton sees how the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. None of those leaders came to my defense when Democrat and RINO leaders a) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, c) ended my service as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member in 2007, or f) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about how IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders have treated me and treated my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/02/17/us/trump-haley-biden-election
— Reeling From $450 Million Penalty, Trump Hawks $400 Shoes. In just the past year, Mr. Trump has promoted trading cards, his mug shot, scraps of his clothes and firearms bearing his name and likeness. – Chris Cameron
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/us/politics/trump-sneakers-line.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/opinion/magas-violent-threats-are-warping-life-in-america.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As everyone comes to realize how divisive DEI is, companies are ditching their DEI teams. Zoom and Snap are among companies that have cut their DEI teams in recent weeks.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/20/corporate-diversity-job-cuts/
— Tucker Carlson faces new backlash over Putin interview after Navalny death – Adela Suliman and María Luisa Paúl
https://www.washingtonpost.com/style/2024/02/17/tucker-carlson-navalny-putin-killing/
— The inexplicable silence of George W. Bush – David Kling, Vienna (COMMENT: From what I see, Bush has always been on the left and that he has only pretended to be on the right to get elected and reelected as president.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/02/18/inexplicable-silence-george-w-bush/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/18/lgbtq-transgender-republicans-trump-christian-conservatives-election/baa4ce44-ce5b-11ee-ac8b-765284b5203e_story.html

DENVER POST
— Migrants in Denver scrape by with odd jobs, pleading: “Open the doors so that we can work” City officials help Venezuelans, others apply for work authorization as asylum cases play out. – MEGAN ULU-LANI BOYANTON (COMMENT: If those who hired me could have hired illegals instead of me, they would have. I got hired to a) do yard work and deliver newspapers in 1962, b) wash dishes in 1964, c) clean golf shoes, chip slag, pump gasoline, and deliver mail in 1966, d) work on an automobile assembly line in 1970, e) sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances in 1970, f) pump gasoline and collect delinquent taxes in 1971, and g) audit federal agencies in 1980.)
https://www.denverpost.com/2024/02/18/denver-migrants-work-permits-jobs-shelters-venezuela/

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER
— DEI is a practice that cites equity in theory but discriminates in practice (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article285573152.html

UNION LEADER
— Haley assails Trump for silence on ‘hero’ Navalny’s death
https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/voters/nikki-haley-assails-trump-for-silence-on-hero-navalny-s-death/article_a2832828-ceb1-11ee-894f-bb1e5c0fe2dc.html

WBUR
— Can focusing on class instead of race solve our country’s equity issues? – Paige Sutherl and Meghna Chakrabarti (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had been only for those whose parents did not have college degrees? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2024/02/19/rebroadcast-class-race-solve-america-equity-issues

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/video/series/on-the-news/why-immigration-legislation-is-next-to-impossible-to-pass-in-congress/8B2963FD-1354-42AA-90FA-B4C2FE058514
— Black History Month Is More Complicated Than It Seems. Celebrate the story of survival and liberation, but beware dwelling too much on suffering and grievance. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-history-month-more-complicated-than-it-seems-survival-liberation-over-grievance-c8906ed3
— FBI Director Says China Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure Now at Unprecedented Scale. Christopher Wray warns that pre-positioned malware could be triggered to disrupt critical systems in the U.S. – Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/politics/national-security/fbi-director-says-china-cyberattacks-on-u-s-infrastructure-now-at-unprecedented-scale-c8de5983
— What We Know About Cognitive Decline. The White House plays down Biden’s mental lapses. – Allysia Finley (COMMENT: What demonstrates your cognitive health? For me, it is my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-we-know-about-cognitive-decline-e56f0ded
— For President Biden, Nothing Beats a Weekend in Delaware. Biden spent 254 days in the state in the first three years of his presidency – LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
By Andrew Restuccia
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/for-president-biden-nothing-beats-a-weekend-in-delaware-84083283
— Donald Trump Courts Sneakerheads With $399 Gilded High-Tops. GOP front-runner makes a foray into footwear, unveiling his ‘Never Surrender’ shoes at Sneaker Con. – Jacob Gallagher
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/donald-trump-courts-sneakerheads-with-399-gilded-high-tops-ea2e334c
— Congrats on Your Retirement. Time to Find a New Job. Hit by rising costs and boredom, retirees weigh going back to work. – Clare Ansberry (COMMENT: I should write a book about how impossible it was for me to get a job that would have been appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license after my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Employers do not want employees like me who fight political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. Employers do not employees like me who have sued their employers. Employers do not want employees like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. Employers do not want employees like me who will not cover up their wrong doing. Employers do not want employees like me who will not discriminate against anyone including those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Employers want cheap labor. In today’s dollars, my ending GAO salary was $150,075/year. Employers want employees who help them meet their Affirmative Action and DEI quotas, goals, and targets.)
https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/retirement-costs-back-to-work-inflation-d84924f1

FORBES
— Average ‘Net Lifetime Cost Of An Illegal Immigrant Is $69,000’ Per Person – Tom McClintock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOk7jxsW8bY
— Where To Find Donald Trump’s Hot New Sneakers – Shaun Harper
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaunharper/2024/02/18/where-to-find-donald-trumps-hot-new-sneakers/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Over 50 once beloved cars that have been discontinued – Steven John and Alexa St. John (COMMEMT: Discontinued cars include Ford Thunderbirds, Dodge Chargers, and Chevrolet Cuzes. I own a 1996 Thunderbird LX, 2013 Charger R/T Max, and 2018 Cuze LT. Cars I used to own are: 1958 and1962 Chevrolet Bel Airs, 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 and 1969 Chargers, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevrolet Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta Royale, 1990 and 1993 Thunderbirds, 1997 and 2003 Chevrolet Cavaliers, and 2016 Mustang.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/50-once-beloved-cars-that-have-been-discontinued-2019-3

FAST COMPANY
— The Slack generation can’t communicate with the email generation. Why more platforms are dividing the workplace. Workplace miscommunication and conflict are on the rise, as work becomes more decentralized and multigenerational. – JARED LINDZON (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who discourage everyone from reading emails. I would focus on those who brag that they do not read emails.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/91026349/the-slack-generation-cant-communicate-with-the-email-generation-why-more-platforms-are-dividing-the-workplace

ATLANTIC
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/asylum-seekers-migrant-crisis/677464/

AXIOS
— Nikki Haley’s unwanted fan: How Biden uses her against Trump. – Sophia Cai and Justin Green (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs are overjoyed about Haley’s success in promoting hatred against Trump. How many Democrats and RINOs will vote for Haley in your precinct, municipality, township, and county?)
https://www.axios.com/2024/02/18/nikki-haley-biden-trump-twitter-x
— Haley says U.S. “will have a female president” in 2024, be it her or Harris – Shauneen Miranda (COMMENT: To get more votes from minorities and from women, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasing promote more hatred against Whites and against men.)
https://www.axios.com/2024/02/18/nikki-haley-female-president-republican-racee

DAILY MAIL
— Haley says older politicians should get ‘some sort of cognitive test’ and ‘there’s a concern’ when it comes to Biden: He’s showing ‘he’s not totally in charge’ – MATT MCNULTY (COMMENT: If you were attacked, who would come to your defense? My critics/opponents stress that no one came to my defense when they a) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, c) ended my service as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member in 2007, or f) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10167883/Nikki-Haley-says-older-politicians-cognitive-test.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Biden made the bizarre remarks during an address at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Hundreds of Twitter users accused the president of being ‘creepy’; others came to his defense saying he just appeared ‘socially awkward.’)

February 17, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Migrant boy died from sepsis after becoming sick with multiple infections, COVID at Pilsen shelter
https://abc7chicago.com/jean-carlos-martinez-pilsen-chicago-sepsis-migrants/14434762/
— Judge fines Trump nearly $355M, says frauds ‘shock the conscience’ Trump himself will likely owe $453.5 million, between his $354.86 million fine and $98.6 million in interest. – Peter Charalambous and Aaron Katersky
https://abc7chicago.com/donald-trump-case-trial-president/14432478/
— Early voting for the March 19, 2024 Illinois primary election in downtown Chicago has been put on pause until further notice.
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-primary-election-2024-early-voting-chicago-paused/14434615/

NBC5
— Early voting for March primary delayed in Chicago due to court order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/early-voting-for-march-primary-delayed-in-chicago-due-to-court-order/3358980/

CBS2
— Boy staying in migrant shelter died of sepsis from strep bacteria, other infections – Anne Uhle
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/boy-migrant-shelter-died-sepsis-infections/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoccQzGQbo8
— Chicago vehicle thefts dropping; thieves targeting Kia and Hyundai vehicles less often – Carol Thompson, Tara Molina
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-vehicle-thefts-dropping-thieves-kia-hyundai/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/auto-thefts-dropping-but-remain-a-major-problem-in-chicago/
— Residents concerned about planned homeless shelter in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/residents-concerned-about-planned-homeless-shelter-in-chicagos-uptown-neighborhood/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY1MmlM0hOs

FOX32
— The Democrat Party platform promotes homelessness, that is, it promotes LGBTQ, that is, it promotes the destruction of traditional marriage and family, that is, it promotes poverty and crime, that is, it promotes dependency on government and charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/volunteers-raise-awareness-chicago-homeless-spending-night-outdoors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP46hZaxAd8

WTTW
— Autopsy Reveals Sepsis, Other Viruses Caused Death of 5-Year-Old Migrant Boy Who Fell Ill at Pilsen Shelter – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/16/autopsy-reveals-sepsis-other-viruses-caused-death-5-year-old-migrant-boy-who-fell-ill

WBEZ
— Unions target far-right Illinois state representatives. Unions representing teachers, laborers and police officers are spending big bucks to try primarying southern Illinois Republicans. – Alex Degman (COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you defend/advance, the more that Democrats and RINOs call you “far-right.”)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/unions-target-far-right-lawmakers/269657c1-9e45-4a26-9f70-b0f942194ab2

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Inside a migrant shelter in Chicago
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/16/video-inside-a-migrant-shelter-in-chicago/
— Jaiswal’s resignation from Naperville human rights commission not tied to controversial post, he and mayor say – TESS KENNY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/16/naperville-commissioner-resign-bad-attendance-jaiswal/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 5-year-old migrant boy’s autopsy raises questions whether death was preventable: ‘He could have gotten life-saving care sooner’ Jean Carlos ‘Jeremías’ Martinez Rivero died Dec. 17 after experiencing sepsis caused by strep, as well as other factors including COVID-19, according to a new report. – Michael Loria and David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/02/16/5-year-old-migrant-child-at-chicago-shelter-died-from-strep-autopsy-finds

DAILY HERALD
— Office morale, performance key issues for Democratic Cook Co. state’s attorney candidates – Barbara Vitello (COMMENT: To improve the morale of their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, my Democrat GAO superiors wasted the careers of and got rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240216/crime/office-morale-performance-key-issues-for-democratic-cook-co-states-attorney-candidates/

SOUTHERN
— Democrats ever-increasingly run America but nevertheless ever-increasingly blame Republicans for gun violence.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/16/almost-5000-people-have-died-in-u-s-gun-violence-so-far-in-2024/

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DeKalb group wants city to apply for state grant to support migrants in the area – Maria Gardner Lara (COMMENT: To “support migrants in the area” is to promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2024-02-16/dekalb-group-wants-city-to-apply-for-state-grant-to-support-migrants-in-the-area

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— A chaotic US House is losing three Republican committee chairs to retirement in the span of a week – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-a-chaotic-us-house-is-losing-three-republican-committee-chairs-to-retirement-in-the-span-of-a-week/
— Texas will build camp for National Guard members in border city of Eagle Pass – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-texas-will-build-camp-for-national-guard-members-in-border-city-of-eagle-pass/
— Trump’s legal debts top a half-billion dollars. Will he have to pay? – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trumps-legal-debts-top-a-half-billion-dollars-will-he-have-to-pay/
— Democrat-led states use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-texas-ban-on-university-diversity-efforts-provides-a-glimpse-of-the-future-across-gop-led-states/

FOX ILLINOIS
— The fate of the IRS could rest on the outcome of the 2024 election – AUSTIN DENEAN (COMMENT: Democrats run IRS and GAO. In 1971, I was one of the last Republicans IRS hired. IRS disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and never promoted me beyond GS-12 even though I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. GAO audits IRS. In 1980, I was one of the last Republicans GAO hired. GAO forced me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO, gave me bad job assignments and unfair performance expectations and appraisals, delayed my promotions and never promoted me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS except 1986-1988, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forced me to take its early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old even though I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, became a licensed CPA in 1981, earned professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/the-fate-of-the-irs-could-rest-on-the-outcome-of-the-2024-election-internal-revenue-service-tax-season-audits-budget-deficit-republicans-democrats-inflation-reduction-act

NPR ILLINOIS
— How ageism against Biden and Trump puts older folks at risk – Leah Donnella (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-16/how-ageism-against-biden-and-trump-puts-older-folks-at-risk
— How NYC is coping with 175,000 migrants from the Southern border – Dave Davies
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-15/how-nyc-is-coping-with-175-000-migrants-from-the-southern-border
— Unions target far-right Illinois state representatives – Alex Degman (COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you defend/advance, the more that Democrats and RINOs call you “far-right.”)
https://www.nprillinois.org/illinois/2024-02-16/unions-target-far-right-illinois-state-representatives

WIFR
— Winnebago Co. Board discusses resolution for potential migrant crisis – Sydni Stoffregen
https://www.wifr.com/2024/02/16/winnebago-co-board-discusses-resolution-potential-migrant-crisis/

WGLT
— How ageism against Biden and Trump puts older folks at risk – Leah Donnella (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-02-16/how-ageism-against-biden-and-trump-puts-older-folks-at-risk

WSIL TV
— Abortion rights opponents and supporters seize on report that Trump privately pushes 16-week ban – AP
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/missouri/abortion-rights-opponents-and-supporters-seize-on-report-that-trump-privately-pushes-16-week-ban/article_f8f85503-01c9-5bd7-8f9a-f53c07983315.html

CWB CHICAGO
— Public defender’s leadership called photo of staffer posing with rifle and Israeli flag ‘akin to displaying a Nazi swastika,” federal lawsuit claims. – Tim Hecke
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/02/cook-county-public-defender-israel-flag-chicago.html

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— Bolingbrook Board Calls For Cease-Fire In Gaza: ‘We Are Listening’ Besides Chicago, Bolingbrook is the only other Illinois town​ to adopt a Gaza cease-fire resolution. – Emily Rosca
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/bolingbrook-board-calls-cease-fire-gaza-we-are-listening

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— With influx of state and federal funding, Illinois looks to add enough chargers to support 1 million EVs – COLE LONGCOR
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/with-influx-of-state-and-federal-funding-illinois-looks-to-add-enough-chargers-to-support-1-million-evs

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-37/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Full cost to Illinoisans of uncontrolled border coming into view – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/full-cost-to-illinoisans-of-uncontrolled-border-coming-into-view-wirepoints-quickpoint/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— 5,872 extra police officer hours and $173K in janitorial services; Emails detail spending, chaos as flood of illegal aliens moved into O’Hare
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/654805647-5-872-extra-police-officer-hours-and-173k-in-janitorial-services-emails-detail-spending-chaos-as-flood-of-illegal-aliens-moved-into-o-hare

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Sam McCann to remain in custody pending sentencing
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/654846989-sam-mccann-to-remain-in-custody-pending-sentencing

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Quack “Academics” Declare War on Racist 3-Year-Olds – Alex Newman (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always been a racist because none of my classmates, teachers, or administrators at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966 were Blacks. In my defense, many, and at times most of my coworkers and subordinates were Blacks while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997. Further, in my defense, I lived in University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/quack-academics-declare-war-on-racist-3-year-olds/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Impeachment: A Worthy Enterprise or a Waste of Time? – John F. Di Leo
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/impeachment-a-worthy-enterprise-or-a-waste-of-time.html
— IL State Rep. Sponsored Non-Citizens Family Planning Bill, Now Wants to Label Parents “Child Abusers” for Denying Gender Transition, Abortion Services to Minor Children
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/il-state-rep-sponsored-non-citizens-family-planning-bill-now-wants-to-label-parents-child-abusers-for-denying-gender-transition-abortion-services-to-minor-children.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gun control likely doomed after Senate kills compromise – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/1747709/gun-control-likely-doomed-after-senate-kills-compromise/
— False compassion hurts both immigrants and citizens – Alyssa Blakemore (COMMENT: Democrats “show compassion” toward illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs “show compassion” toward illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2860985/false-compassion-hurts-both-immigrants-and-citizens/
— Why Trump is wrong about Bud Light – Marc Short
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/2861151/why-trump-wrong-about-bud-light/
— Texas universities implement DEI under the table after statewide ban – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2861701/texas-universities-implement-dei-after-statewide-ban/

NEW YORK POST
— Putin has made clear Russia is our civilizational enemy – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2024/02/16/opinion/putin-has-made-clear-russia-is-our-civilizational-enemy/
— NYT finally admits it: Schools are teaching our kids divisive critical race theory – Andrew Gutmann
https://nypost.com/2024/02/16/opinion/the-nyt-finally-admits-it-schools-are-teaching-our-kids-divisive-critical-race-theory/
— Dolton ‘Super mayor’ Tiffany Henyard’s ‘unbearable’ spending out of control: $1M on cop overtime, thousands for unapproved ice rink and constant parties, travel – Steven Vago and Alex Oliveira
https://nypost.com/2024/02/15/us-news/illinois-super-mayor-tiffany-henyards-spending-out-of-control-sources/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Mayorkas Is in Fact Breaking the Law. The coming Mayorkas impeachment trial is a long-overdue rebuke of the Biden administration’s criminal abuse of federal immigration law, and a reassertion of Congress’s supremacy. – Phillip Linderman
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/yes-mayorkas-is-in-fact-breaking-the-law/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Illegal immigration: It affects U.S. census, too – Steve Jordahl
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/02/16/reminder-about-illegal-immigration-it-affects-u-s-census-too/

AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS
— Non-citizens may soon be cops, firefighters – TIMOTHY FRUDD
https://americanmilitarynews.com/2024/02/non-citizens-may-soon-be-cops-firefighters/

AMERICAN THINKER
— 86% of voters say only American citizens should be allowed to vote – Olivia Murray (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrats?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/new_poll_86_of_voters_say_only_american_citizens_should_be_allowed_to_vote.html
— Blame Justice Gorsuch for the MS Society kicking out a 90-year-old volunteer. – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/blame_justice_gorsuch_for_the_ms_society_kicking_out_a_90yearold_volunteer.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— GOP senator dumps on Tucker as a ‘useful idiot’ over Moscow grocery shopping video – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/16/gop-senator-dumps-on-tucker-as-a-useful-idiot-over-moscow-grocery-shopping-video-1437578/
— High schoolers taught their love for reading and writing is a sign of ‘white supremacy’ – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/16/high-schoolers-taught-their-love-for-reading-and-writing-is-a-sign-of-white-supremacy-1437563/

BREITBART
— Judge Arthur Engoron Fines Trump $354M, Bars Him from Running Businesses in NY for 3 Years – WENDELL HUSEBØ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/16/judge-arthur-engoron-fines-trump-354m-bars-him-from-running-businesses-in-ny-for-3-years/
— Illinois Bill Would Deem Parents ‘Child Abusers’ for Opposing Transgender ‘Care’ and Abortion for Their Children – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2024/02/16/illinois-would-deem-parents-child-abusers-opposing-transgender-care-abortion-their-children/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly a) run America and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote illegal immigration.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2024/02/16/denver-mayor-to-residents-upset-with-cuts-due-to-migrant-influx-we-have-value-of-being-welcoming/
— San Francisco to Apologize to Black Residents for Discrimination – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: What did your parents and the rest of your ancestors do? What did they do that you should apologize for? My parents and the rest of my ancestors did absolutely nothing that I should apologize for. They were never in a position to discriminate against anyone and they never did.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/16/san-francisco-to-apologize-to-black-residents-for-discrimination/

DAILY CALLER
— Judge Rules Trump Must Pay Over $350 Million In Civil Fraud Case – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/16/judge-rules-trump-must-pay-over-300-million-in-civil-fraud-case/


— LGBTQ Charter Schools Indoctrinate Kids At Taxpayer Expense — And Not Just In Blue States – CASEY RYAN
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/16/ryan-queer-affirming-charter-schools-investigation/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Asylum Zombies – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/15/bidens-border-chaos-lets-foreign-criminals-live-here-indefinitely-borderline/
— It’s Time to End the FBI-ADL Partnership – Mike Howell
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/16/time-end-fbi-adl-partnership/
— In Chicago, Violent Criminals Go Free While This Man (Steve Fanady) Languishes in Jail – Roman Jankowski
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/16/in-chicago-violent-criminals-go-free-while-this-man-languishes-in-jail/

EPOCH TIMES
— Judge Orders Trump, Executives to Pay More Than $360 Million. The judge also barred Trump from running businesses in New York for 3 years. Trump attorney Alina Habba said they will appeal the ruling. – Catherine Yang
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/judge-orders-trump-organization-executives-to-pay-more-than-350-million-5575864

FEDERATION FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Open-Borders Policies Allow Record Numbers of Chinese Nationals into the United States – Kari Jacobson
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/02/16/open-borders-policies-allow-record-numbers-chinese-nationals-united-states

FOX NEWS
— Sanctuary cities are sanctuaries for criminals, and it will only get worse – Tom Homan
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347031272112
— Illegals congregate outside NYC shelters as cops warn of ‘migrant crime wave’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346948755112

GOPUSA
— Tucker Carlson Is Wrong About Moscow
https://www.gopusa.com/tucker-carlson-is-wrong-about-moscow/

HOT AIR
— The Maoist Cruelty Behind the Trans Crusade – BRENDAN O’NEILL
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/02/16/the-maoist-cruelty-behind-the-trans-crusade-n3783079

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Illinois, Cook County Spending $250 Million on Illegal Immigrants But Face Backlash for Forgetting Poor, Homeless. One activist: “But if you’re going to give out a handout, give it to the people that are already here that are struggling. That should make sense to anybody.” – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/illinois-cook-county-spending-250-million-on-illegal-immigrants-but-face-backlash-for-forgetting-poor-homeless/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Should Conservatives Care about CPAC? – HENRY OLSEN (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs, but not recently. I should write a book about those who held my attending CPACs against me the most.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/02/should-conservatives-care-about-cpac/
— San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Apologize to Black Residents for Past Discrimination – JAMES LYNCH (COMMENT: What did your parents and the rest of your ancestors do? What did they do that you should apologize for? My parents and the rest of my ancestors did absolutely nothing that I should apologize for. They were never in a position to discriminate against anyone and they never did.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/san-francisco-board-of-supervisors-to-apologize-to-black-residents-for-past-discrimination/

NEWSMAX
— Media an Arm of Democratic Party, Especially on Immigration – Steve Levy
https://www.newsmax.com/stevelevy/cnn-msnbc/2024/02/16/id/1153932/

PJ MEDIA
— Blasphemy: University Mixed Purple Glitter With Ashes on Ash Wednesday for LGBTQ Inclusion – MILT HARRIS
https://pjmedia.com/miltharris/2024/02/16/blasphemy-university-mixed-purple-glitter-with-ashes-on-ash-wednesday-for-lgbtq-inclusion-n4926516
— Indiana Launches Portal for Parents to Report ‘Socialist Indoctrination’ – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/02/16/indiana-launches-portal-for-parents-to-report-socialist-indoctrination-n4926500

TOWNHALL
— What’s the ‘Dispute’ That Caused the Kansas City Parade Shooting – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/02/16/so-thats-what-caused-the-kansas-city-super-bowl-shooting-n2635301
— Majority of the Public, Including Democrats, Blame Biden for the Country’s Devastating Border Crisis – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/16/public-including-democrats-blame-biden-for-the-countrys-devastating-border-crisis-n2635339
— Anger Erupts After Politically Corrupt Judge Orders Trump to Pay $370 million In a Case With No Victims – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/16/reactions-to-trump-fraud-case-decision-n2635371

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrat and RINO leaders want anyone and everyone to come to America and to stay in America “legally” by simply claiming asylum.
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4472999-we-must-protect-the-right-to-seek-asylum/
— The less that you promote LGBTQ, the more that Democrat and RINO leaders demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://thehill.com/homenews/lgbtq/4473020-house-democrats-question-johnsons-invitation-of-far-right-preacher-known-for-anti-lgbtq-views/

NBC NEWS
— I should write a book about pass and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have done the most to replace those who have demographics that vote for Republicans, that is, those who are conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats, that is, those who are liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/republicans-critical-dei-recruit-female-minority-candidates-rcna138407

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://apnews.com/article/sex-gender-lgbtq-census-american-community-survey-6409ef10f401b5e5526784f67ed5cfca
https://apnews.com/article/sex-gender-census-lgbtq-survey-3ba295e792c1723cae8514d67afea88a
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://apnews.com/article/texas-university-diversity-ban-dei-46e4b6193abe27b6abbdffcd1945cf38

CNN
— What do your critics/opponents stress about you to turn people against you? My critics/opponents stress that I am conservative, Republican, White, male, older (75), married since 1978, child-less, pet-less, non-drinker, not interested in sports, American nameplate car fan, draft-avoider, gun-owner, non-poor, lawsuit-filer, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, union member for almost 12 years, federal employee for almost 30 years including almost 9 years as an IRS employee, federal retiree for more than 26 years, blamed for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered, etc.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/25/politics/trump-former-aides-turn-against-him/index.html

YAHOO
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly replace those who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/michigan-republican-lawmaker-doubles-down-000633483.html
https://news.yahoo.com/coalition-black-organizations-fighting-dei-155515996.html
https://news.yahoo.com/utah-gov-spencer-cox-defends-024640011.html
— After N.Y. loss, Republicans play the blame game – Samuel Benson (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats. I would focus on those candidates who have had their operatives and their dupes take the most/biggest adverse actions against me to punish me.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/n-y-loss-republicans-play-040000384.html

MSN
— Biden Frees 825K Foreign Nationals, Surpassing San Fran Population – Claire O’Hare
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/biden-frees-825k-foreign-nationals-surpassing-san-fran-population/ar-BB1ipzfh
— Chicago Mayor Touts Millions for Feeding Illegal Aliens – Andrew Rodriguez
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-mayor-touts-millions-for-feeding-illegal-aliens/ar-BB1ip8o7
— Migrant Flows Redirected to Arizona and California as Greg Abbott Tightens Border Security – Malik Graystone
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/migrant-flows-redirected-to-arizona-and-california-as-greg-abbott-tightens-border-security/ss-BB1iobG9
— Beyond overwhelmingly, citizens of foreign countries come to America illegally and stay in America illegally because Democrat and RINO leaders give them preference over citizens of America; Democrats because illegals vote for Democrats and RINOs because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/they-re-to-the-us-to-work-tomi-lahren-blasts-notion-illegal-immigrants-are-asylum-seekers/ar-BB1in0qF
— Alexei Navalny death latest: Biden blames ‘Putin and his thugs’ as opposition leader’s family confirms death
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/alexei-navalny-death-latest-biden-blames-putin-and-his-thugs-as-opposition-leader-s-family-confirms-death/ar-BB1inajU

NEWSWEEK
— Biden Faces Growing Democrat Fury Over Border Crisis – James Bickerton
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-faces-growing-democrat-fury-over-border-crisis-1870565
— Greg Abbott to Get $3.7 Billion for Border Under New Republican Proposal – Alexander Fabino
https://www.newsweek.com/greg-abbott-3-billion-border-security-republican-proposal-operation-lone-star-reimbursement-1870716

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Privately Expresses Support for a 16-Week Abortion Ban. In supporting a 16-week ban with exceptions, Donald Trump appears to be trying to satisfy social conservatives who want to further restrict abortion access and voters who want more modest limits. – Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Swan
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/16/us/politics/trump-abortion-ban.html
— Haley’s Attacks on Trump Over Veterans Aren’t Working, and Could Help Biden – Anjali Huynh, Michael Gold and Jazmine Ulloa (COMMENT: Because I have always been a Republican and because Republicans have always been pro-veteran, my Democrat superiors in the federal government stressed to my many superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I avoided the Vietnam War draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/17/us/politics/haley-trump-troops-veterans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Any rightward shift on immigration by Biden is false.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/17/immigration-biden-trump-election/d4f2fc04-cd51-11ee-aa8e-1e5794a4b2d6_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— San Francisco set to apologize to Black residents for ‘systemic racism’ – NOAH GOLDBERG (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly since the Civil War, to get more and more and more votes from Blacks, Democrats ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-02-16/san-francisco-set-to-apologize-to-black-residents-for-systemic-racism

TEXAN
— Biden Administration Plans to Release Thousands From Immigration Detention Facilities After Failed Border Bill. One Texas lawmaker said the plan to mass release thousands of detainees into the country is “punishment” for not passing recent immigration reform legislation. – MATT STRINGER
https://thetexan.news/issues/immigration-border-issues/biden-administration-plans-to-release-thousands-from-immigration-detention-facilities-after-failed-border-bill/article_d2c288d0-cce5-11ee-b650-a78db8c0849f.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: 62% of Americans Lack a College Degree. Can They Solve the Labor Shortage? IBM, Delta and others have dropped college degree requirements but old hiring habits are hard to break. – Lauren Weber (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), they ever-increasingly lowered hiring, retention, and promotion requirements and used Affirmative Action and DEI to hire, retain, and promote more Democrats. Consequently, all my coworkers who they promoted over me were Democrat DEI hires a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) who had no professional license like the one I had. Virtually all of them were minorities and/or females. Consequently, that ever-increasingly rendered WORTHLESS my job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-1970), three master’s degrees (Loyola-1976, DePaul-1980, and IIT-1997), six professional certifications (1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997), and professional license (1981). It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/employers-open-more-doors-to-workers-without-degrees-but-few-are-getting-in-732f1098
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facing a long-term labor shortage, employers are looking to expand the pool of potential workers. One group—people without a college degree—holds particular promise. They make up nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population over 25, and traditionally have been ineligible for many managerial and technical positions. A push by some companies to eliminate degree requirements has opened the door to more candidates. Yet the share of jobs that went to those candidates barely budged after the requirement was lifted, according to a new analysis. There are several explanations for the plodding progress, from automated screening tools that favor college graduates to the difficulty of changing hiring managers’ long-held beliefs about the value of a bachelor’s degree. Many employers say they know time and demographics aren’t on their side. Baby boomers are aging out of the workforce, U.S. birthrates are low, and shifting immigration policies make it difficult to count on reinforcements from abroad. Meanwhile, college enrollment is on the decline. Only 38% of Americans over age 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree. . .Over the past few years, major employers such as medical device maker Medtronic, IBM, Delta, Google, Walmart and General Motors have eliminated degree requirements from hundreds of their job postings. They are among the early members of a movement known as skills-based hiring, where employers evaluate job candidates on their skills rather than their education. “If you’re putting unnecessary requirements on jobs, you’re automatically removing 62% of the population that could apply,” said Kelli Jordan, vice president of growth and development at IBM, one of the first employers to adopt skills-based hiring.)

FORBES
— Ever-increasingly, according to Democrat and RINO leaders, no one is in America illegally. According to Democrat and RINO leaders, all you have to do to be in America legally is to claim asylum, refugee, or parole status. Constructively, Democrat and RINO leaders have abolished America’s borders. Constructively, Democrat and RINO leaders have destroyed America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-6ngNxFBs

MONEYWISE
— 65% of parents are still supporting their millennial children – Sebrina Wex (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents whose parents are/were filthy rich. How much money do/did your parents have/had? My critics/opponents have always falsely painted my parents as having been filthy rich because they sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. But in fact, my father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. Because my parents lacked money, I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964 to buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964. I washed dishes and delivered newspapers 1964-1966 to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966. I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966 and delivered mail 1966-1967 to pay my UIC expenses and buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967. I delivered mail in 1968 to pay for my UIC expenses and buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968. I delivered mail in 1969 to pay for my NIU expenses 1969-1970.)
https://moneywise.com/managing-money/retirement-planning/parents-are-still-supporting-their-adult-children-to-the-age-of-40-but-suze-orman-says-its-time-to-cut-em-off-for-good

MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT
— To keep employees, focus on career advancement – Kara Baskin (COMMENT: Potential federal employees who are the following should be advised that their careers will be wasted and that they will be gotten rid of if they do not make GS-13 ($115,439) by age 25, GS-14 ($136,414) by age 30, GS-15 ($160,458) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($191,900) by age 40 and that extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines: Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-matter/to-keep-employees-focus-career-advancement

WEEK
— ‘CPAC is now only a shadow of its former self’ – HAROLD MAASS (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs, but not recently. I should write a book about those who held my attending CPACs against me the most.)
https://theweek.com/politics/cpac-maga-dominance-matt-schlapp

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— The GOP wants to bring back pay-for-performance – NATHAN ABSE (COMMENT: The Democrats who run GAO have used pay-for-performance (PFP) since 1989. My Democrat GAO superiors always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for PFP purposes. They used the extreme subjectivity in their performance appraisal system. They gave me bad job assignments and unfair performance expectations and appraisals. They turned my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. The aforesaid took place while a) I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1989-1996, b) became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and c) earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2023/06/gop-wants-bring-back-pay-performance-leading-expert-says-itll-never-work/387740/

MERRIAM WEBSTER
— Guilty conscience (COMMENT: What do you say to those who have a guilty conscience because their parents are/were filthy rich? I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have a guilty conscience because their parents are/were filthy rich. I would focus on those who falsely hint/imply/argue/shout that my parents were filthy rich. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guilty%2Ftroubled%20conscience

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— West Virginia: 78% Support E-Verify Legislation (COMMENT: I have always supported E-Verify. If those who hired me could have hired illegals instead of me, they would have. I got hired to a) do yard work and deliver newspapers in 1962, b) wash dishes in 1964, c) clean golf shoes, chip slag, pump gasoline, and deliver mail in 1966, d) work on an automobile assembly line in 1970, e) sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances in 1970, f) pump gasoline and collect delinquent taxes in 1971, and g) audit federal agencies in 1980.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/west_virginia_78_support_e_verify_legislation

February 13, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— We can help put an end to Illinois Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies at the polls – Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, 17th District.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/13/opinion-illinois-democrats-soft-on-crime-traffic-stops/
— Gun rights groups ask SCOTUS to review Illinois’ assault weapons ban – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/12/assault-weapons-supreme-court-state-naperville/
— Trump’s threat to NATO allies draws little condemnation from GOP, reflecting his grip on the party – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/12/trumps-threat-to-nato-allies-draws-little-condemnation-from-gop-reflecting-his-grip-on-the-party/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois Democrats seize on Trump’s NATO attack – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/illinois-democrats-seize-trumps-nato-attack

ABC7
— New poll finds many Americans feel Biden, Trump are both too old to be president (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIwTh4blBrM
— Gun rights groups ask US Supreme Court to review Illinois’ assault weapons ban – PETER HANCOCK
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-assault-weapons-ban-update-supreme-court-national-association-for-gun-rights/14416453/
— Democrat leader ever-increasingly push pot and reparations.
https://abc7chicago.com/west-town-bakery-okay-dispensary-marijuana-evanston-reparations/14416622/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfVstYEStAA
— Who’s behind the full-page, $2.6K Chicago Sun-Times ad supporting Mayor Brandon Johnson? – Craig Wal
https://abc7chicago.com/brandon-johnson-chicago-sun-times-southside-chicagoans/14416288/

NBC5
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more and more and more race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/start-up-entrepreneurs-benefiting-from-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-efforts-continue-tackling-challenges/3353863/

CBS2
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more and more and more race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/blapp-black-owned-businesses-u-s/

FOX32
— Protest erupts in Chicago over Middle East bombings – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-protest-middle-east-bombings

SOUTHERN
— Haley launches new ad on Trump’s past comments about veterans after attack on husband. – Nicholas Kerr (COMMENT: Since I was 18 years old in 1966, my critics/opponents have stressed that I avoided the Vietnam War draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. My critics/opponents especially stressed my avoiding the draft to my many Post Office (1966-1969) Firestone Store (1970-1972) IRS (1971-1980) and GAO (1980-1997) superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans. I should write a book about my superiors and supervisors who were veterans and who took adverse actions against me.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/02/12/haley-launches-new-ad-on-trumps-past-comments-about-veterans-after-attack-on-husband/

ILLINOIS VALLEY
— Marquette student leads ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ at state GOP gala. Event attended by more than 750 Republicans. (COMMENT: In my role as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, I used to regularly attend such events and report on them. My reports would include a listing of the high-profile Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. I used to regularly sponsor tables at DuPage County Republican Central Committee and Milton Township Republican Organization fundraisers. But my critics/opponents ever-increasingly used that against me.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/illinois-valley/2024/02/12/marquette-student-leads-pledge-of-allegiance-at-state-gop-gala/

EVANSTON NOW
— Democrats ever-increasingly push pot in Evanston.
https://evanstonnow.com/evanston-gets-2nd-marijuana-dispensary/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Presidential age debate: Trump and Biden too old for another term, poll reveals – AUSTIN DENEAN (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/majority-of-americans-think-joe-biden-and-donald-trump-are-both-too-old-to-be-president-2024-election-republicans-democrats-special-counsel-robert-hur-report
— Trump makes controversial NATO comments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfUtEMu3Bsg

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Trump slams Swift, prompting other politicians to come out as Swifties – Rachel Treisman
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-02-11/trump-slams-swift-prompting-other-politicians-to-come-out-as-swifties

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WAND TV
— Trump wants to install new RNC leadership, including his daughter-in-law as co-chair – AP (COMMENT: Serving as a chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-endorses-a-new-rnc-chair-the-current-chair-says-shes-not-yet-leaving-the-job/
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-endorses-a-new-rnc-chair-the-current-chair-says-shes-not-yet-leaving-the/article_1af16d65-f7f6-5c22-8cd0-903f559d148e.html

CHOOSE CHICAGO
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more and more and more race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.
https://www.choosechicago.com/blog/architecture-history/womens-history-month-in-chicago/

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHICAGO
— Blockbusting (COMMENT: Back in the 1970s, one of my Black IRS superiors told me about unsuccessful efforts by realtors to recruit him to be a blockbuster.)
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/147.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/13/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-231/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Republicans call Pritzker’s ‘taxpayer savings’ in migrant health care disingenuous – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_8fcebf5c-c9e9-11ee-b174-c7eac8799f51.html
— Illinois gun ban plaintiffs file for hearings with U.S. Supreme Court – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_b810cda6-c9f9-11ee-bc3a-d3ac99f83ab4.html
— Union membership in Illinois dropped by 27,000 workers in 2023 – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_b26c4f24-c9c7-11ee-9c95-c746ef17bfb7.html?a

BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS
— Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Destroy Parental and Religious Rights–and Children – Laurie Higgins
https://www.breakthrough-ideas.com/post/illinois-lawmaker-seeks-to-destroy-parental-and-religious-rights-and-children

WIREPOINTS
— Education fail: Not a single child tested proficient in math in 67 Illinois schools. For reading, it’s 32 schools.
https://wirepoints.org/education-fail-not-a-single-child-tested-proficient-in-math-in-67-illinois-schools-for-reading-its-32-schools-wirepoints-special-report/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Aging poorly: Three times Democrats complained Republicans (Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, John McCain) were too old to be president – Jack Birle (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2850237/three-times-democrats-complained-republicans-too-old-to-be-president/
— Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/experts-warn-electric-vehicle-weight-threatens-roa/
— GOP gets burned by latest flirtation with immigration deal – Stephen Dinan and Ramsey Touchberry (COMMENT: RINO leaders not only reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform, they promote mass/illegal immigration. I should write a book about the biggest RINO leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/gop-gets-burned-by-latest-flirtation-with-immigrat/
— As Democrats shower illegal aliens with valentines, citizens get cold shoulder. First World country has second-class citizens, pampered foreign invaders. – Deroy Murdock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/as-democrats-shower-illegal-aliens-with-valentines/
— Pro-Hamas protests blocking federal highways are not peaceful assembly – Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mike Collins
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/pro-hamas-protests-blocking-federal-highways-are-n/
— Whose ‘mental state of willfulness’ is running the Biden administration? Lights out in the White House. – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/12/whose-mental-state-of-willfulness-is-running-biden/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Kamala Harris says she is ‘ready to serve’ if Biden is unable – Mabinty Quarshie
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2850977/kamala-harris-ready-to-serve-if-biden-is-unable/
— I will never stand for a racial anthem – Parker Miller (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will also push national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, and other oppressed groups.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2851475/i-will-never-stand-for-a-racial-anthem/
— Never Trumpers host dueling ‘Anti-CPAC’ confab – Paul Bedard (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who used that against me the most. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/2850455/never-trumpers-host-dueling-anti-cpac-confab/
— Illinois bill would classify parent’s refusal to provide gender-transition or abortion care as child abuse – Luke Gentile
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2850957/illinois-bill-classify-parents-refusal-to-provide-gender-abortion-care-child-abuse/
— Massachusetts couple welcomes ‘lovely’ illegal immigrants into home – Luke Gentile (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders on homeowners to take illegals into their homes. My taking illegals into your home, you are also taking them into your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, your county, your state, and America. Currently, how many unrelated people are living in homes in your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, and your county?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2850701/massachusetts-couple-welcomes-lovely-illegal-immigrants-into-home/
— New York cracks down on immigrants with expanded curfew after crime sprees – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2850636/new-york-city-expands-curfew-immigrants-shelter-crime-uptick/
— Putin deserves no sympathy – Quin Hillyer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2851673/putin-deserves-no-sympathy/
— Trump’s comments about Nikki Haley’s husband show why many voters are reluctant to support him – Christopher Tremoglie
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/op-eds/2851915/trumps-nikki-haleys-husband-voters-support/
— Democrats replacing Biden with Michelle Obama a ‘ginned-up conspiracy theory’ – Christian Datoc
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2848239/democrats-michelle-obama-replace-biden-convention/
— Scalise in ‘complete remission’ and will return to House for Mayorkas impeachment – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/2850708/scalise-complete-remission-return-house-mayorkas-impeachment/
— Illegal immigration shifts away from Texas after Abbott locks down border
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxn_ccVAWVQ

NEW YORK POST
— Dozens arrested for breaching Biden’s Delaware campaign HQ as organizer warns ‘young people won’t support’ prez – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/02/12/news/dozens-of-protesters-arrested-for-breaching-bidens-delaware-campaign-hq-as-organizer-warns-young-people-wont-support-prez/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The DNC’s Standard Illegal Immigration Sophistries – Richard McDonough
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/02/the_dncs_standard_illegal_immigration_sophistries.html
— Poll shows more Latinos than whites oppose illegal immigration – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/buried_lede_poll_shows_more_latinos_than_whites_oppose_illegal_immigration.html

BREITBART
— ‘Shame on the NFL’: Performance of ‘Black National Anthem’ Sparks Backlash – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will also push national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, and other oppressed groups.)
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/02/11/shame-nfl-performance-black-national-anthem-sparks-backlash/
— New York City Expands Curfew to 20 Migrant Shelters Due to Violence – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/02/12/new-york-city-expands-curfew-to-20-migrant-shelters-due-to-violence/
— RFK Jr. Makes Second Trip to Border: Biden’s Illegal Immigration Inflow ‘an Existential Threat to Our Country’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/12/rfk-jr-makes-second-trip-border-bidens-illegal-immigration-inflow-existential-threat-country/
— Biden’s Job-Growth Boasts Built on Illegal Migration – NEIL MUNRO (COMMENT: If those who hired me 1964-1980 could have hired illegals, they would have hired illegals instead of me and they would have paid them much less. My critics/opponents promote cheap labor. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those whose parents have/had lots of money, bought them cars, paid for their college expenses, got them good jobs, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2024/02/13/report-bidens-job-growth-built-on-illegal-migration/
— Biden’s Reprehensible Border Agenda is‘a Plan to Drive Down Wages. – Former Democrat Dennis Kucinich (COMMENT: If those who hired me 1964-1980 could have hired illegals, they would have hired illegals instead of me and they would have paid them much less. My critics/opponents promote cheap labor. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those whose parents have/had lots of money, bought them cars, paid for their college expenses, got them good jobs, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/12/former-democrat-dennis-kucinich-joe-bidens-reprehensible-border-agenda-plan-drive-down-wages/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— An Immigration Crisis Beyond Imagining – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Bensman/Oped-Immigration-Crisis-Beyond-Imagining
— Senate Bill Wouldn’t End ‘Catch-and-Release’ — It Would Perpetuate It. What did DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tell the credulous senators who relied on his counsel? – Andrew R. Arthur
https://cis.org/Arthur/Senate-Bill-Wouldnt-End-CatchandRelease-It-Would-Perpetuate-It

CENTER SQUARE
— Democrats open borders paying dividends – William Haupt III
https://www.thecentersquare.com/opinion/article_c7f1dd96-c913-11ee-bc5a-5fe09ae3cc4c.html

CONSERVTIVE HQ
— Joe Biden is a serial liar and scoundrel, not ‘a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man’
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/joe-biden-is-a-serial-liar-and-scoundrel-not-a-sympathetic-well-meaning-elderly-man

DAILY CALLER
— Trump endorsed North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley to replace Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Monday. – HAROLD HUTCHISON (COMMENT: Serving as a chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about that.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/trump-endorsement-mcdaniel-replacement-rnc-chair/
— Nearly 90% Of Americans Think Biden Is ‘Too Old’ To Serve Another Term As President: POLL – MARY LOU MASTERS (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/biden-too-old-special-counsel-report/
— Democrats’ ‘Plan’ For Border Is Backfiring – Fmr Acting ICE Director Tom Homan
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/tom-homan-explain-democrat-border-plan-backfiring-dagen-mcdowell/
— Coordination Between Dem Financial Official And Dark Money-Backed Group Pushing ‘Woke’ Investing – NICK POPE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/12/emails-coordination-lander-comptroller-nyc-ceres-esg/
— ‘A Huge Blow’: Decline In White Recruits Fueling The Military’s Worst-Ever Recruiting Crisis, Data Shows – MICAELA BURROW
https://dailycaller.com/2024/02/13/exclusive-a-huge-blow-decline-in-white-recruits-fueling-the-militarys-worst-ever-recruiting-crisis-data-shows/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrats Lavish Illegal Immigrants With Valentines. Citizens Take the Arrows. – Deroy Murdock
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/12/democrats-shower-illegal-aliens-valentines-citizens-take-arrows/

DAILY WIRE
— Border Crisis That Biden Caused Has Led To Internal White House Fighting – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/border-crisis-that-biden-caused-has-led-to-internal-white-house-fighting

EPOCH TIMES
— Houston Church Shooter Identified as Transgender With a Long Criminal History – Tom Ozimek
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/houston-church-shooter-identified-as-transgender-with-a-long-criminal-history-5585662

FEDERATION FOR IMMIGRATION REORM
— FAIR Responds to the Wall Street Journal
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/02/12/fair-responds-wall-street-journal

FOX BUSINESS
— The open border is by design – Tom Homan
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6346761565112

FOX NEWS
— Chicago Democrats turn against Mayor Johnson on migrant issue: ‘We asked for it’ Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blamed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for thousands of migrants arriving in the city. – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-democrats-turn-against-mayor-johnson-migrant-issue-its-overwhelming
— 86% of Americans think Biden is too old to serve another term: New poll Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich reports on President Biden joking about his age concerns publicly and his campaign using TikTok despite national security concerns. (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6346760836112
— Why America’s kids are hip to BLM and LGBT but are failing ABC and 123. I was a public school teacher for 28 years and I know who’s to blame for what education has become. – Rebecca Friedrichs
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/americas-kids-lgbt-failing
— Biden apparently bumps his head on Marine One as debate persists over president’s mental fitness. 86% of Democrats say President Biden is too old to serve a 2nd term, polls say. – Anders Hagstrom (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-apparently-bumps-head-marine-one-debate-persists-presidents-mental-fitness
— Texas agency says megachurch shooting highlights damage done by ‘defund police’ movement. Comments come after Houston Police said Genesse Ivonne Moreno opened fire inside Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church. – Greg Wehner (COMMENT: I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997. GAO is now less than a shell of what it once was. I should write a book about those RINO congressional leaders who defunded GAO. Because of their defunding GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors punished me severely They wasted my career, took many big adverse actions against me, and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They forced me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. They gave me bad job assignments and unfair performance expectations and appraisals. They turned my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 years. They delayed my promotions and never promoted me beyond GS-13. They always ranked me in the bottom half or my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-agency-megachurch-shooting-highlights-damage-done-defund-police-movement

HANNITY
— THE OLD AGE QUESTION: 85% of Americans Think Biden Too Old for POTUS; ABC News Poll (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://hannity.com/media-room/the-old-age-question-85-of-americans-think-biden-too-old-for-potus-abc-news-poll/
— DeSANTIS ON BIDEN: ‘You’re Too Senile to Stand Trial But You Can Have the Nuclear Codes?!’
https://hannity.com/media-room/desantis-on-biden-youre-too-senile-to-stand-trial-but-you-can-have-the-nuclear-codes-watch/
— Biden Bashes Head While Exiting Marine One Amid Concerns Over Health
https://hannity.com/media-room/joe-blow-biden-bashes-head-while-exiting-marine-one-amid-concerns-over-health-watch/

HOT AIR
— Could it Be? Are Chicago Democrats Finally Waking Up to Their ‘Sanctuary City’ Debacle?
https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2024/02/12/could-it-be-are-chicago-democrats-finally-waking-up-to-their-sanctuary-city-debacle-n3782784

MRC TV
— Massachusetts Couple Who Offered to Host Migrants Gets Four Within an Hour – BRITTANY M. HUGHES (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders on homeowners to take illegals into their homes. My taking illegals into your home, you are also taking them into your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, your county, your state, and America. Currently, how many unrelated people are living in homes in your neighborhood, your precinct, your school district, your municipality, your township, and your county?)
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/brittany-m-hughes/we-knew-nothing-mass-couple-who-offered-host-migrants-gets-four-within-hour

MEGYN KELLY
— Even Three-Quarters of Democrats Now Think Biden is Too Old to Serve (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOrxe0SBqLY

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘We Asked for It’: Chicago Democrats Blame Progressive Leaders’ Sanctuary-City Policies for Migrant Crisis – RYAN MILLS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/we-asked-for-it-chicago-democrats-blame-progressive-leaders-sanctuary-city-policies-for-migrant-crisis/
— Democrats Can’t Pretend Biden’s Age Problem Away – CHARLES C. W. COOKE (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/02/democrats-cant-pretend-bidens-age-problem-away/
— Yeah, Sure, It’s All the Media’s Fault That Americans Think Biden Is Too Old – JIM GERAGHTY (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/yeah-sure-its-all-the-medias-fault-that-americans-think-biden-is-too-old/
— Haley Hits Trump for Threatening to Abandon NATO Allies – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/lacking-moral-clarity-haley-hits-trump-for-threatening-to-abandon-nato-allies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Ignores ‘Strong’ Evidence Megachurch Shooter Was Pro-Hamas Terrorist – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2024/02/12/msnbc-ignores-strong-evidence-megachurch-shooter-was-pro

NEWSMAX
— Migrant Crisis Dividing Chicago Democrats – Charlie McCarthy
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illinois-chicago-democrats/2024/02/12/id/1153250/
— Biden Admin. ‘Does Not Love This Country’ – Rep. Andy Biggs
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/andy-biggs-joe-biden-illegal/2024/02/12/id/1153295/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Could Illegal Immigration Turn Voters Against Democrats In Chicago? – Terry Newsome
https://www.oann.com/video/tipping-point-video/could-illegal-immigration-turn-voters-against-democrats-in-chicago/

RON PAUL
— Nearly 90 Percent Think Biden Too Old For Another Term! (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSR92TtC020

TOWNHALL
— White House Stonewalls on Biden’s Cognitive Health – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2024/02/12/white-house-stonewalls-on-bidens-cognitive-health-n2635135?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1341206
— Here’s How Migrants From China Learn How to Illegally Cross the Southern Border – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/12/chinese-migrant-tik-tok-n2635122
— As City Shelters Reach Capacity, Boston Councilwoman Has an Idea for Where Illegal Immigrants Should Go – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2024/02/12/boston-councilwoman-julia-mejia-n2635117
— Biden’s Die-Hard Supporters Freak Out Over Accurate Coverage of the President – Rebecca Downs
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2024/02/12/liberals-freak-out-over-abc-news-poll-n2635107
— WOKE Jesus Super Bowl Ad! (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a liberal Democrat who hates those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gtwp17XX0M
— Students in One University System Are Increasingly Identifying as ‘Trans’ and ‘Non-Binary’ – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/12/university-of-california-students-transgender-non-binary-n2635120

ZERO HEDGE
— The Absurd Border Con – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/victor-davis-hanson-absurd-border-con

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— ‘Anti-CPAC’ summit planned with prominent GOP Trump critics – CAROLINE VAKIL (COMMENT: I attended many CPACs. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who used that against me the most. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4462901-anti-cpac-summit-planned-prominent-gop-trump-critics/
— Gun rights group appeals Illinois assault weapon ban to Supreme Court – NICK ROBERTSON
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4463617-gun-rights-group-appeals-illinois-assault-weapon-ban-to-supreme-court/
— Harris says she’s ready to serve amid questions about Biden’s age – JULIA MUELLER (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4462921-harris-ready-to-serve-biden-age/
— Mayors ask DHS to extend migrant work permits – RAFAEL BERNAL (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. Republican leaders call for E-Verify.)
https://thehill.com/latino/4463771-mayors-dhs-migrant-work-permits/

NEWSWEEK
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Black National Anthem Sends MAGA Into Meltdown.’ (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will also push national anthems for Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, women, young people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who are in America illegally, those who have less money than others, and other oppressed groups.)
https://www.newsweek.com/maga-black-national-anthem-super-bowl-1869023

MSN
— What nationalities are the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally?
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/what-nationalities-are-the-immigrants-crossing-the-us-mexico-border-illegally/ss-BB1i9HOw

ABC LOS ANGELES
— To get even more votes from Blacks, Democrats ever-increasingly push reparations.
https://abc7.com/black-history-month-author-book-memoir/14416515/

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Biden Can Learn From Reagan – Doug Sosnik (COMMENT: What were you doing in 1980? I took a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. I took courses to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination which I passed on my first attempt in 1981.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/11/opinion/donald-trump-joe-biden-election.html
— This Is Not the Way Team Biden Drew It Up – Gail Collins and Bret Stephens (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/12/opinion/biden-memory-special-counsel-trump.html
— Biden’s Age as a Major Campaign Issue (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/12/opinion/joe-biden-age.html
— How Old Is Too Old to Be President? – Peter Baker (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/10/us/politics/biden-trump-age.html
— Gingrich and the Destruction of Congressional Expertise – BRUCE BARTLETT (COMMENT: Instead of destroying GAO, what if Gingrich had required 50% of GAO employees at each GS Level to Republican and 50% to be Democrat? in 1980, I was one of the last Republicans that GAO hired.)
https://archive.nytimes.com/economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/gingrich-and-the-destruction-of-congressional-expertise/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In addition to the C.B.O., one often hears attacks on the Congressional Research Service, the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Government Accountability Office. Lately, the G.A.O. has been the prime target. Appropriators are cutting its budget by $42 million, forcing furloughs and cutbacks in investigations that identify billions of dollars in savings yearly. So misguided is this effort that Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma and one of the most conservative members of Congress, came to the agency’s defense. In a report issued by his office on Nov. 16, Senator Coburn pointed out that the G.A.O.’s budget has been cut by 13 percent in real terms since 1992 and its work force reduced by 40 percent — more than 2,000 people. By contrast, Congress’s budget has risen at twice the rate of inflation and nearly doubled to $2.3 billion from $1.2 billion over the last decade. Mr. Coburn’s report is replete with examples of budget savings recommended by G.A.O. He estimated that cutting its budget would add $3.3 billion a year to government waste, fraud, abuse and inefficiency that will go unidentified. . .It is essential that Congress not cripple what is left of its in-house expertise. Gutting the G.A.O. and abolishing the C.B.O. would be acts of nihilism. Any politician recommending such things is unfit for office.)
— To get even more votes from Blacks, Democrats ever-increasingly push reparations.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/13/opinion/black-americans-federal-reparations.html

WIKIPEDIA
— Newt Gingrich (COMMENT: GAO exposed the House banking scandal. SEE: https://www.c-span.org/video/?24918-1/house-bank-investigation )
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House banking scandal ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_banking_scandal) and Congressional Post Office scandal were emblems of the exposed corruption. Gingrich himself was among members of the House who had written NSF checks on the House bank. He had overdrafts on twenty-two checks, including a $9,463 check to the Internal Revenue Service in 1990.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly a) run America and b) replace those in American who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/13/michigan-rep-schriver-conspiracy-theory/

USA TODAY
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://10best.usatoday.com/interests/food-culture/cannabis-lounge-guide-usa/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Vote for President Kamala Harris. The Vice President wants you to know she’s ready to be President. She’d better be. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vice-president-kamala-harris-ready-to-serve-president-joe-biden-d1b2041e
— ‘My Memory Is Fine’: Another Unforgettable Denial of Reality. Biden aides’ fury with special counsel Robert Hur proves that they know his observations hit the mark. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-memory-is-fine-another-unforgettable-denial-of-reality-special-counsel-hur-848d9b74
— Robert Hur’s Report Is the Work of a Consummate Professional. Justice Department rules require prosecutors to take stock of whether they can convince a jury of guilt. – John Sciortino (COMMENT: The judges and justices in Diersen v. GAO ( https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PrecinctLetter3-17-2.pdf ) gave GAO summary judgment, that is, they denied me my 7th Amendment right to a jury trial, because I have too many bad demographics. They concluded that no Chicago-area jury would rule in my favor because I am too many of the following: conservative, Republican, White, male, old, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, and Wheaton resident since 1978.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/robert-hurs-report-is-the-work-of-a-consummate-professional-biden-memory-7d55e2be
— Performance Reviews Will Bite This Year. Be Ready. – Ben Eisen (COMMENT: All the performance reviews that my Democrat supervisors gave me were designed a) to demotivate/discourage me, b) to justify not promoting me, c) to justify ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and/or d) to get me to leave/retire.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/more-of-us-will-get-harsh-reviews-this-year-heres-what-to-do-about-it-72b62138

BOND BUYER
— Migrant arrivals in Illinois suburbs raise public finance questions – Jennifer Shea
https://fixedincome.fidelity.com/ftgw/fi/FINewsArticle?id=202402121103SM______BNDBUYER_0000018d-8ba5-d706-a78f-dbe5ab9a0001_110.1
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When buses ferrying migrants north from Texas began arriving in Naperville, Illinois, which is roughly 30 miles from Chicago, local officials were caught off guard. “We had a total of six buses in December and they went directly to the Metra train station with occupants boarding trains to Chicago,” Naperville Director of Communications Linda LaClouche said. “We did not receive any prior notification of this and became aware of this after it happened.” After those buses dropped off their riders, the city started planning for migrant arrivals and forged an emergency operations plan, LaClouche said. “Given how the situation has evolved and changed, we continue to update our plan,” she said. Naperville has a population of 149,936 and a median household income of $143,754, according to Census data. It has about 68 homes currently on the market worth more than $1 million, according to residential real estate brokerage Redfin. It’s one of a laundry list of Illinois suburbs ? at least 20 in the greater Chicago area ? to which Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been busing migrants since the city of Chicago began fining and in some cases impounding buses. Abbott has not said why he is now targeting towns outside Chicago, and his office did not respond to a request for comment.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— What is/was your occupation? What percent in your occupation is/was minority and/or female? According to Democrat and RINO leaders, if there are fewer minorities and/or females in an occupation, it is because of racism and/or sexism. But wait, what about unpopular occupations, that is, what about bad jobs? Why would minorities or females want bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs. I was a part-time postal employee 1966-1969, an IRS Revenue Officer 1971-1980, and a GAO Analyst 1980-1997. Why would minorities or females want the bad jobs that I had? The answer is that they did not want them. That is why my superiors had a very hard time recruiting and retaining minorities and females. That is why they lowered requirements dramatically to hire, retain, and promote minorities and females. That is why they wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.
https://newrepublic.com/article/178945/affirmative-action-occupational-statistics-2023

ATLANTIC
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2024/02/map-of-future-ruins-lauren-markham-book-review/677407/

POLITICO
— Trump endorses new RNC chair and Lara Trump as co-chair. The ex-president is backing Michael Whatley, the chair of the North Carolina GOP, to take over for Ronna McDaniel. – ALEX ISENSTADT (COMMENT: Serving as a chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/12/trump-republican-national-committee-chair-whatley-00141061

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Equal Pay Certificate Deadline Is Looming – Robert Sheen (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors promoted over me were Democrat DEI hires a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) who had no professional license like the one I had. Virtually all of them were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-equal-pay-certificate-deadline-5128910/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois’ Equal Pay Act prohibits employers with four or more employees from pay discrimination based on the “same or substantially similar work,” unless mitigating factors apply such as seniority or merit systems. Specifically, the act has two protected classes — sex and African-American employees.)