August 2 Morning Edition

— Illinois marijuana growers who get first shot at the recreational market contributed heavily to politicians who cemented their advantage – JEFF COEN, ALLY MAROTTI and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
— At Cincinnati rally, Trump tears into Democratic foils, decries ‘wasted money’ on inner cities – AP
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Affordable housing advocates call for more affordable housing.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Outrageously, a Democrat hints/implies/agues/shouts that DuPage County would be more prosperous and more safe today if Democrats had built the county. Democrats promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage (reparations), political affiliation discrimination (reparations), reverse discrimination (reparations), age discrimination (reparations), and retaliation (reparations).)

— Tempers Flare As Illinois EPA Holds Public Meeting On Sterigenics
— Chicago Public Schools Spending Millions On Pay For Suspended Employees – Lauren Victory

— US immigration official suggests refugee admissions will remain low

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Many show interest in the Cannabis industry

— Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a ‘slumlord’ – AP

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Peoria promotes LGBTQ activity.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Counties and municipalities that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are not family friendly.

— We’ve got the rap of being one of the most violent cities in the nation. Here’s a detailed look at why, and our best way out.

— Jackson County GOP Chairman Grissom calls for Pritzker to sanitize Madigan’s cloud of corruption – Glenn Minnis

— Wirepoints founder irate at CTU’s ‘endless greed’ – Glenn Minnis

— New candidate Ives calls out Casten for hypocrisy; vows to expose potential opponent to voters – Glenn Minnis

— Rethink Rezoning, Save Main responses share similar concerns – Part Two – Dr. Brian Miller
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In both cases, the concerns residents voiced are consistent across hundreds of development and redevelopment projects in suburbs across the United States. Having studied this in multiple ways (several of my projects address similar issues including “Not All Suburbs are the Same” and “‘Would Prefer a Trailer Park to a Large [Religious] Structure’“, residents generally bring up the same concerns: increased traffic, lights, and noise; a change in scale (particularly when it comes to height); and threats to residences (usually single-family homes) and the character of a suburb. In Wheaton, the character issue is not stated as clearly but it is present. This major road is one of the primary ways people see the suburb. How should it look compared to the stretch of Roosevelt on Glen Ellyn which is more like the strip mall approach and Winfield to the west which is more green and residential (and not coincidentally they are fought their own battles over taking advantage of possible business opportunities on such a busy road)? This is not just about a busy roadway or the homes that back up to this stretch; this is about signaling what kind of place Wheaton is. One that values businesses or homeowners, one that prioritizes vehicles or pedestrians, one that celebrates its history or is looking to simply make money?)

— Trump blasts Los Angeles, compares Baltimore murder rate to central America at rally – Tom Howell Jr.
— GOP power play clears path to approve asylum crackdown in Senate committee – Stephen Dinan

— Senate GOP rolls past Democrats on asylum – Susan Ferrechio

— Rick Scott: Democratic debate strategy will alienate voters, help Trump win in 2020 – Nick Givas

— Left Jumps Trump For Saying What Democrats Have Said About Baltimore For Years It’s time to put aside partisan bickering and racism accusations. Like Trump or hate him, the fact is that the past 60 years in Baltimore have been a dismal failure. – Sanford Horn

— Trump Rips Corrupt Democrat-Run Cities: Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago – CHARLIE SPIERING
— Donald Trump: Mexico Has Done More to Protect Our Border than Democrats – CHARLIE SPIERING
— Senate Democrats Complain GOP’s Pro-American Asylum Reform Is ‘Draconian’ – NEIL MUNRO
— Business Cheers as Cory Booker Urges More Low-Skilled Immigration – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor.)

— The racist accusation is wearing very thin

— Democrat Debate: America’s Urban Poor Out – Illegal Aliens In – George Rasley

— Democrats Don’t Care About Baltimore – Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel

— Trump: Democrats Put Foreigners Before Americans, Care More About Illegal Immigrants Than Own Constituents – Ian Schwartz

— Christian leaders speak out against labeling Trump a racist – AP

— #Walkaway Founder Brandon Straka Says Democrats ‘Want Us to Be More Divided Than Ever’ – JANITA KAN

— What the Democrats’ open borders policies really mean – JD Rucker

— House Republican Adam Kinzinger asks Mark Zuckerberg for answers on Facebook ‘romance scams’ – ZACK BUDRYK

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Colorado looks to medical marijuana to ease opioid crisis It becomes the third state in the nation after New York and Illinois to allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana instead of opioids for pain relief. – Daliah Singer

— Trump Treats Rally in Cincinnati as Rebuttal to Democratic Debates – Peter Baker and Katie Rogers

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— Sports leagues will need to revisit cannabis rules as more states legalize weed – LZ GRANDERSON (DIERSEN: How impaired will players be allowed to be?)

— Trump and Sweden don’t see eye to eye – on anything – Kim Hjelmgaard
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Patti Davis promotes hatred against Trump.

— Cuban Migrants Are Thwarted in Mexico by New Asylum Rules Asylum seekers from Cuba, long accustomed to preferential treatment under U.S. migration policies, now join other Central Americans seeking entry. – Santiago Pérez
— Even After the Admissions Scandal, Colleges Won’t Check Most Applications Schools say their job isn’t to investigate; ‘It’s not our policy to suspect every student’ – Melissa Korn
— FRONT PAGE: Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class Wages stalled but costs haven’t, so people increasingly rent or finance what their parents might have owned outright – AnnaMaria Andriotis, Ken Brown and Shane Shifflett
— Fired by Google, a Republican Engineer Hits Back: ‘There’s Been a Lot of Bullying’ Search giant’s culture wars flame anew; a senior executive contacts law enforcement over leaks Kevin Cernekee says he was fired by Google last year for being an outspoken conservative on the company’s freewheeling internal message boards. – Rob Copeland
— The Left vs. the Crazy Left If you’re looking for a moderate president, you won’t find one in the Democratic field. – Kimberley A. Strassel

— 5 Ways to Respond to Ageism in a Job Interview – Rebecca Zucker (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)

— FBI to access social media data in search of bad guys – Terry Wing

August 1 Evening Edition

— NYC art gallery owner says he was attacked for wearing MAGA hat

— Hundreds Gather As Illinois EPA Holds Public Meeting On Sterigenics

— Trump says he’d rather rallygoers not chant ‘Send her back!’ – AP

— Secret meeting, offer of money latest revelations in Sterigenics controversy – MIKE LOWE

— Respected lawmaker should have kept distance from a disreputable practice Lawmakers should avoid any actions that could be interpreted as an exchange of favors, and a cannabis company’s willingness to hire state Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s spouse fits that profile – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Durbin blames Trump for immigration problems.
— So, you want Canadian health care? Medical care is subsidized by taxes, but the price comes in another form as well — rationing – Mona Charen

— Gerrymandering and Gov. Pritzker’s promises – Editorial
— Illinois lawmakers to investigate wealthy families using loophole in state guardianship law to qualify children for more financial aid – Dawn Rhodes
— Plaintiffs in lawsuit that claimed racism in water department want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to release city records – JOHN BYRNE

— Pelosi, Scalise headed to this year’s Illinois State Fair The national party bigwigs will be in Springfield in mid-August to rally troops from their respective political parties. – A.D. QUIG
— Crain’s Chicago Business’ second Notable LGBTQ Executives features 84 leaders in business and nonprofits (DIERSEN: If you do not promote LGBTQ activity, these leaders, businesses, and nonprofits disapprove of you.)
— Upper-end home sales in area take steep dive Million-dollar-home buyers pulled back in the first half of 2019, resulting in a double-digit drop in the number of luxury homes sold in the metropolitan area. – DENNIS RODKIN

— Trump rallying in Cincinnati hoping to capitalize on Democratic debates

— Rep. Scalise to keynote Republican Day at Illinois State Fair – Doug Finke

— City council gets ready for new law legalizing cannabis – Vinde Wells (DIERSEN: Counties and municipalizes that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)

— Virginia and Kelly Lancey: August Yard of the Month winners in Highland – BARB STALLARD

— When is more gambling too much? How would Illinois know? – Jim Nowlan

— State senator Curran files legislation banning emissions of cancer-causing gas Downers Grove Republican ‘ready to go’ for special session aimed at Sterigenics – JERRY NOWICKI

— Suburbs do not want to sully their character by allowing marijuana sales – Dr. Brian Miller
— Rethink Rezoning, Save Main responses share similar concerns – Dr. Brian Miller
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The suburb in which I live and the neighboring suburb both have proposed redevelopment ideas and each has attracted opposition from residents. Both sets of opposition have yard signs to voice their displeasure and residents have spoken at public meetings. Part One of this analysis involves the basics of the proposed projects and how this fits into what suburbs generally try to do. The Rethink Rezoning group is responding to a study commissioned by the city of Wheaton to improve development along the busy Roosevelt Road corridor that runs east-west through the center of the suburb. . .Neither of these projects are unusual for suburban communities. Indeed, they both attempt to take advantage of unique traits already in the suburb. In Wheaton, the Roosevelt Road corridor has been an area of interest for the city for decades. With tens of thousands of cars passing through each day, it presents an opportunity, particularly since it is just south of the downtown (and traffic does not necessarily turn off Roosevelt to go downtown) and north of the other major shopping area at Danada (along the busy Butterfield Road corridor). But, Wheaton has generally been conservative about what development they allow along this stretch. Compared to Glen Ellyn to the east or the Ogden Avenue corridor in northwest Naperville, the Roosevelt Road stretch in Wheaton is relatively void of strip malls, fast food restaurants, car repair places, and rundown facilities. Again: this has been an intentional effort to maintain a certain level of quality. The proposed changes would build on this by updating some uses (most suburbs utilize single-use zoning but this can be restrictive in certain areas) and try to encourage some cohesiveness across stretches. What is now a hodgepodge of offices, some older houses, some more recent office buildings, could have a more uniform character and present a more pleasing aesthetic. I don’t know how many people will walk along such a busy road but it certainly does not lend itself to that now. All of this could help improve aesthetics and bring in more revenue from taxes in a revitalized district. Having a more uniform plan could help bring in more money for the city which then helps relieve local tax burdens. . .If these projects are in line with suburban plans – let alone the long-term plans for each community – what are the residents objecting to? More on that in Part Two tomorrow.)

— Ives falsely claims primary foe did not publicly oppose a controversial Illinois abortion bill – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller

— Congressional candidate Ives returns to the campaign trail in DuPage County – Glenn Minnis

— Joe Biden blames Trump, saying economy ‘collapsing because of this presidency’ – Jessica Chasmar

— The Democratic debate wasn’t about socialism, it’s worse – Salena Zito

— Donald Trump Jr.: ‘Screaming racism has become the easy button’ for left-wing politicians

— Gillette’s ‘toxic masculinity’ ad costs P&G as shaving giant takes $8B writedown (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, big corporations make it clear that they exist NOT to make a profit, but to a) advance the interests of foreign countries and b) advance the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)

— President Trump should ‘Make Baltimore Great Again’ – Thomas Lifson (DIERSEN: When Democrats move into an area, poverty and crime increase.)

— HuffPost: Charlotte Worried About the Bad People GOP Convention Could Bring to Town – Brian McNicoll

— Sen. Rand Paul Marks ‘The Death of the Tea Party Movement in America’ – Susan Jones

— Again, Dems With Hateful, Counter-Trump, Radical Leftist Positions – Dave King
— Racism: The Latest Attack Fad By Democrats – Jim Clayton

— Democrats Call Any Criticism Of Their Proposals A ‘Republican Talking Point’ – AMBER ATHEY
— Democrats Don’t Care About Baltimore – TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL

— New Poll Finds Trump Far More Popular Than Pelosi, ‘The Squad’ – Guy Benson
— Slaughterhouse Owner Sentenced 18 Months For Employing Illegal Aliens, Avoiding Millions In Taxes – Timothy Meads

— AOC dishes out dangerous rhetoric: People in marginalized communities have ‘no choice but to riot’ – Frieda Powers

— AOC: PEOPLE MUST RIOT AGAINST ISRAEL Democrat claims Middle East democracy ‘absolutely’ criminal
— DEMS DON’T CARE ABOUT HELLHOLE BALTIMORE — THEY CREATED IT ‘Progressivism isn’t about helping the people beneath you’ – Tucker Carlson & Neil Patel

— The Price Of Getting A Pass Into The U.S.? – $80 For A Child – John Romero

— Applause for Reparations at CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate – Ellen McGirt (DIERSEN: If you surveyed the Democrats in your precinct, what percent would say they support promoting a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage (reparations), i) political affiliation discrimination (reparations), j) reverse discrimination (reparations), k) age discrimination (reparations), and l) retaliation (reparations)?)

— Ben Carson injects himself into Trump’s feud with Dems with Baltimore press conference – ANNE FLAHERTY

— LGBTQ issues nearly absent from 10 hours of Democratic debates Over four nights of Democratic presidential debates, there was barely any extended mention of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. – Tim Fitzsimons (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are barred from getting an education, barred from getting a job, etc.)

— Owner of NYC Art Gallery on Billionaire’s Row Claims Group Attacked Him for Wearing MAGA Hat

— Another Victim of Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts. – Jack Nicas

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— Political signs say who we vote for, not who we are – Tracy Simmons

— Democrats’ ‘Big Ideas’ May Re-Elect Trump From Medicare for All to the Green New Deal, candidates work hard to repel swing voters. – Karl Rove

— IBM accused of age discrimination after layoffs (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, its top goals were to bring down the average age of its work force while at the same time increasing the percentage of its employees who were Democrat, minority, and/or female.)

— 25% of Americans are disabled. So why aren’t the Democratic candidates talking about it? – Rebecca Cokley (DIERSEN: As more and more and more Americans smoke pot, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%, 50%, 55%, 60+% will be disabled.)

— News roundup (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. If I had not been a whistle blower, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. Should I put that in my resume?)

— FOR SALE: 609 Frazier Court, Wheaton – $529,900

July 30 Evening Edition

— Will pot be sold at shops in your town come Jan. 1? Officials throughout Illinois have begun debating the issue – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Northbrook board voices initial approval of first recreational cannabis business proposal – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
— Federal executions are resuming. Will state death penalty bans hold up? – SUSANNE DUMBLETON
— Is nuclear power too radioactive for Democrats? – JONATHAN LESSER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
— President promises to loom over Democratic policy debates in Michigan — a state won by both Obama and Trump – AP

— Illinois Democratic Chairman Mike Madigan a power in party politics? Prove it, his lawyers say “Defendants dispute that Defendant Madigan uses the numerous roles he holds to influence Democrats at all levels of government,” Madigan’s lawyers wrote. “The evidence cited does not support this statement, nor does the record otherwise support a statement.” – Tina Sfondeles

— DuPage probation employees rally to demand higher pay – Robert Sanchez
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They say those employees are “vastly underpaid” for their work. Probation officers are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Many who work for DuPage County have an advanced degree or other specialized credentials. The starting salary for a probation officer is $41,659 a year. The top annual salary is $59,562. However, McNamara said there are probation officers with more than 18 years of service who aren’t at the top of the pay scale. Nearly a third of the county’s probation employees have to work a second job to make ends meet, according to a union survey. McNamara said 44 employees have left in the last two years, many for other jobs with better-paid probation departments. “Why are you letting the taxpayers of DuPage pay to train (probation officers) only for them to leave?” she said. In addition to higher wages, the workers hope the new pact includes flexible scheduling.)
— Trump’s intelligence director pick Ratcliffe was born in Mount Prospect, grew up in Palatine – Charles Keeshan (DIERSEN: According to Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ratcliffe is the “least qualified individual ever” for the position. What were your qualifications for the last promotion that you got? When GAO promoted me to GS-13 (currently $98,198/year) in 1986 when I was 38 years old, I had the following qualifications: almost 7 years of experience working for GAO, almost 9 years of experience working for IRS, licensed CPA since 1981, Certified Internal Auditor since 1981, master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, MBA from Loyola in 1976, bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, and Treasurer for the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter since 1983.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
— Suburban Republican John Curran files bill to ban ethylene oxide emissions – Jerry Nowicki

— Seesaw installation brings children together on both sides of the border (DIERSEN: Mexico has illegally sent many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally. Mexico is illegally keeping many millions of it citizens in America illegally. Mexico has illegally sent many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S. – Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side,” Rael said in an Instagram post.)

— Future of marijuana sales in O’Fallon is unclear as committee takes public input – LYNN VENHAUS (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)

— Legal marijuana requires adjustments for police and prosecutors Rock Island County state’s attorney preparing for new Illinois law – Jim Niedelman (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)

— Kinzinger: U.S. Border Patrol agents need the public’s support Crisis takes emotional, physical toll on agents – ALEX ORTIZ

— ‘People want to live here’ – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: Why do people want to live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? People want to live in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County because of the safety and prosperity that people who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican provide there.)

— Public Input Sought on Pot Sales in St. Charles A public discussion around whether to allow recreational cannabis sales in St. Charles will be on the agenda for the Aug. 5. (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)

— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s veto leaves door open for yet-to-surface Medicaid buy-in plan – Greg Bishop

— Sanguinetti Criticizes Casten for Investment in Dirty Wood Burning Firm

— Illinois GOP wants Speaker Madigan to answer for reports that harassment probe lacks merit – Glenn Minnis

— In response to immigrations laws, Bailey says Pritzker ‘on a one-way ticket to destroy Illinois’ – Glenn Minnis

— Rodney Davis hosts first public forum in years
— Bustos shakes up staff during DCCC turmoil
— College aid “scam” uncovered here
— “There’s simply no evidence at this time that the ICC is in bed with ComEd” (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my ICC complaint against ComEd which dramatically improved the reliability of electric service for my precinct in Wheaton.)
— Pritzker admin say it may not apply to Sterigenics *** Sen. Curran files bill to ban ethylene oxide, wants special session

— In new TV ad, Trump campaign says Democrats ‘all the same’ on health care for illegals – Dave Boyer

— Fight Woke Capitalism by Eating at Chick-fil-A Conservatives must put our money where our mouths are and support businesses that share our values. – CASEY CHALK

— TV Ad Demanding Nationwide Mandatory E-Verify to Air During Democrat Debate – John Binder
— Elijah Cummings Blames Baltimore’s Problems on Trump and Racism – JOHN NOLTE
— Ocasio-Cortez Suggests GOP Uses Illegal Immigration to Hide Racism – HANNAH BLEAU

— Bad news, Democrats: American voters aren’t nearly as ‘woke’ as your primary field – Nate Madden

— Baltimore And Other Rat-Infested Cities Run By Democrats In Crisis – Jim Clayton

— Acting CBP Commissioner: Can’t ‘Efficiently’ Check Whether Illegals Have Criminal Record Back Home – Melanie Arter

— VA Delegate Who Heckled Trump For ‘Racism’ Has History Of Anti-Semitic Posts – AMBER ATHEY

— The price we’d pay for Rashida Tlaib’s idea of a $20 minimum wage (DIERSEN: When you were younger, if you could have gotten $20/hour in today’s dollars for jobs that not require any education or any work experience, would you still have earned a high school diploma, an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree?)

— Democrats Embrace Racism To Protect Their Own – Derek Hunter

— RNC Wants CNN to Ask Democrats Just 10 Questions

— CNN’s Cuomo Uses California Shooting as an Excuse to Slime Trump – Ryan Foley

— Trump Criticizes Democrats’ Push for Open Borders Days After Supreme Court Ruling – JANITA KAN

— Tucker Carlson: Democrats Didn’t Care About Baltimore Until Trump Tweeted – Tim Hains

— Trump on being called a racist: ‘Everybody’s called a racist now’ – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters call everyone who does not call Trump a racist a racist.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.

— Climate panel‘s Casten holds stake in wood-burning energy firm Renewable biomass energy company cited for water violations – Benjamin J. Hulac

— After officiating gay wedding, Republican congressman gets ‘no confidence’ vote from local GOP The vote comes just two days after another GOP committee failed to censure Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., who said he was “happy to officiate” the wedding. – Tim Fitzsimons (DIERSEN: If you want to promote LGBTQ activity, you should be a Democrat, Libertarian, or Green.)

— Two dozen House Democrats to head to the border this week – Ashley Killough

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— New Jersey GOP county chair apologizes for sexist, anti-Muslim tweets – AP

— New manager’s budget proposal calls for $128 million to fix Corpus Christi streets – Kathryn Cargo

— JUNE 7, 2018 FLASHBACK: Where Do You Want To Live For The Rest Of Your Life? 7 Questions To Ask – Bart Astor (DIERSEN: My wife and I want to live in our home at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton for the rest of our lives. Of course, that heightens our interest in who represents a) Wheaton’s West District on Wheaton’s City Council, b) Wheaton, c) Wheaton’s Park District, d) School District 200, e) College of DuPage, f) Milton Township, g) DuPage County’s 4th District on DuPage County’s Board and Forest Preserve, h) DuPage County, i) Illinois’ 42nd House District, j) Illinois’ 21st Senate District, k) the 6th Congressional District, and l) Illinois.)

— Can people of color be racist? Trump is accusing Congressman Elijah Cummings and Rev Al Sharpton of being racist. Is that even possible? – Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld

July 29 Evening Edition

— ‘Racism is a part of who he is’: Mayor Lightfoot criticizes Trump’s Twitter attack on Baltimore – Craig Wall
— President Trump targets Al Sharpton in latest Baltimore tweets – Zeke Miller, Hope Yen

— Trump Calls Rep. Elijah Cummings ‘Racist’ as Dems Denounce Attacks Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney insisted that Trump was not making racist comments when he tweeted that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district was a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” – Zeke Miller and Hope Yen

— Whoopi Goldberg compares border facilities to fake Nazi concentration camp set up to fool Red Cross – Nick Givas

— One game of legalized political bribery we can end right now Politicians should not be allowed to personally pocket campaign money that was raised from donors who have a vested interest in how they vote. – Editorial
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The Whole Foods of weed? Illinois cannabis company aims to shift perception of its clinics, stores Cresco Labs, which holds 56 dispensary licenses across nine states, unveiled the Sunnyside* brand Monday. – Tom Schuba
— Pritzker finally shows his hand, filling empty chairs on Illinois Gaming Board Pritzker named Charles Schmadeke to serve as chair. Schmadeke is partner-in-charge of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s Springfield office. It’s the same firm that Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has paid $297,349 in legal fees so far this year. – Tina Sfondeles

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Racism is a part of who he is.”
— Divided if we do; divided if we don’t. Should we keep engaging over Trump’s tweets? – Heidi Stevens
— Let’s cut to the chase: A Chicago casino must be near downtown – Kristen McQueary
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say that Trump’s Tweets are racist.
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker fills two seats on Illinois Gaming Board as work toward Chicago casino, massive gambling expansion begins – Dan Petrella

— The left uses the big lie to label Trump as racist – Michael A Smith, Rockford

— Democratic Women of McDonough County respond to meme of Congresswomen posted by Illinois Republican County Chair’s Association

— Accused of racism, Trump blasts black congressman as racist – AP

— Illinois pension buyout program falls way short of estimated $445 million savings Program saves $13.1 million, far less than estimated -Cole Lauterbach

— Lawsuit: Highland Park marijuana dispensary sale goes to pot over Illinois’ 5-license limit – Dan Churney

— Rep. Costa Howard received campaign donation from Madigan associate raided by feds – Glenn Minnis

— Bustos slammed over DCCC hiring, programs (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to not hire and to get rid of those who are White, male, older, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— The Magnificent Seven

— Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets a reminder that most troubled U.S. cities run by Dems – Valerie Richardson

— Republicans spotlight chaos in Democratic campaign arm but GOP lags behind in fundraising – Susan Ferrechio

— Ted Cruz takes photo with fan as immigration protesters descend on him – Nick Givas

— Univision Rushes To Call Trump’s Baltimore Statement A ‘Racist Attack’

— Media Moves to Protect Antifa From Trump’s Threats of Declaring it a Terrorist Organization – Brian McNicoll

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Our President Has a Hate Agenda.”

— Large Group Of Protesters Harass Ted Cruz At LAX – WILLIAM DAVIS
— A top Democratic fundraising executive resigned Monday from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee due to a lack of diversity. – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to not hire and to get rid of those who are White, male, older, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Rob Reiner Says Those Who Support Trump Are ‘Racist’ – Katie Jerkovich

— The NAACP’s Hateful Call to Impeach the President – Christopher Metzler

— Dem Presidential Candidates Take The Bait, Express Solidarity With Al Sharpton

— How we became the world’s suckers on immigration – ANN COULTER
— Trump says Sanders should be labeled a racist for remarks on Baltimore – BRETT SAMUELS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s escalation of racism means one thing: He’s worried about reelection.”

— Is Robert Mueller Hard of Hearing? Another Challenge For Older Workers – Elizabeth Bauer

July 28 Evening Edition

— Family, friends send off 400 Illinois National Guard members set to deploy to Afghanistan – Michelle Gallardo
— Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states, police say – AP
— Trump assails Elijah Cummings as ‘racist,’ stepping up feud over Maryland’s 7th district – AP

— Amtrak Train Strikes Truck, Derails Near University Park

— Arizona lawmaker claims immigrants are ‘flooding’ and ‘overwhelming us’
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A veteran Arizona legislator is apologizing while defending herself from criticism for comments she made on immigration and birth rates. The Phoenix New Times posted audio of a July 15 speech during which state Sen. Sylvia Allen said a flood of immigration and low birth rates among whites amid a lack cultural assimilation mean “we’re going to look like South American countries very quickly.” The Republican from Snowflake, Arizona, who is white, also said the U.S. has to regulate immigration so the country can provide jobs, education, health care and other needs. “We can’t provide that if people are just flooding us and flooding us and flooding us and overwhelming us,” she said.)

— Jeanne Ives is ready to ‘restore confidence’ in IL’s 6th – John Kass and Jeff Carlin

— Chicago sanctuary ordinance wrongly defies federal law – John Moravecek, Naperville
— Fact-check: Durbin says Trump has encouraged unprecedented numbers of migrants to seek asylum; that’s not entirely true – BGA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally, b) to illegally stay in America illegally, and c) to illegally vote for Democrats illegally.)
— Will cemetery zoning scare off developers eyeing St. Adalbert’s property? Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez proposes to rezone the church land to prevent condo development. – Carlos Ballesteros

— Police: Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states – AP
— After some accused Trump of racist comments about Baltimore, president steps up feud by calling Elijah Cummings a racist – AP
— As Democrats descend on Detroit for presidential debate, black voters offer a warning: Don’t take us for granted – BILL RUTHHART

— Arizona lawmaker blasted for saying US might look like South America – AP

— Local leaders look into a future with legal marijuana – Carole Sharwarko

— Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as ‘racist’ – AP

— FROM THE REPORT: Zoning Application #19-11. An application requesting a text amendment to Article 15.1 of the Wheaton Zoning Ordinance to allow a “Cat Adoption Agency” as a special use in the O-R Office and Research District. . .The application is further requesting a special use permit to allow a Cat Adoption Agency to occupy the existing building located at 525 W. Roosevelt Road. This property is zoned O-R Office and Research District. The application has been submitted by St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines, 112 E. Chicago Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 on behalf of the property owner, Electronic Options Corporation, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

— Resident of Baltimore Agrees with Trump: Cummings ‘Hasn’t Done Anything for Us’ – HANNAH BLEAU (DIERSEN: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman done for the Republican voters in your precinct? Since 2000, I have made GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails available to the Republican voters in my precinct. Those emails have gone out each and every morning since 2004, and each and every evening too since 2015. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 341,800 articles and information on many upcoming events. Since 1999, I have kept the Republican voters in my precinct informed of who the Republican candidates were and how many votes they received in the precinct. Since 1999, I have circulated petitions for all the Republican candidates, distributed their literature, and encouraged the voters in the precinct to vote for them. Further, I have the best record by far since 1999 for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings and fundraisers. I served as the MTRCC webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010. I save attended all the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Conventions as a Delegate since 2000 and I served on the 2008 IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee. Further, since 2005, I have raised funds from Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks. In the process of doing the aforesaid, I have come to know all the Republicans at the federal, state, county, township, and city levels who serve my precinct.)

— Trump Turns His Sights On Nancy Pelosi In Battle Over Baltimore – AMBER ATHEY
— Trump Says Baltimore Is A Dump, The Media Freaks Out. Then Came Videos Of Garbage Strewn Everywhere

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘hate agenda’ seeping into policymaking.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.

— Trump rejects racism charge, throws it at black lawmaker – Lesley Wroughton

— Democrats call Trump racist as he doubles down on attack on Baltimore, Rep. Cummings – BEN GITTLESON

— Trump calls Cummings a ‘racist’ in second day of attacks on lawmaker, Baltimore Sunday’s outburst came a day after the president tweeted that “no human being would want to live” in Baltimore. – Allan Smith

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “In Trump’s America, the ‘basket of deplorables’ is overflowing.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Don’t get complacent. Things really are that bad under Trump.”

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: What to expect from a recreational marijuana store – NAIMA KARP

— Rezoning: ‘The community doesn’t want what is proposed’ – Lisa Trigg

— DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR VACANT CITY COUNCIL POSITION IS THIS WEEK – Nathan Sage (DIERSEN: So far, who has announced their candidacy for the West District Wheaton City Council vacancy? Wheaton City Council members have gone on to be a State Representative, Lieutenant Governor, and Congressional candidate. The voters in Wheaton’s West District should a) know who has filed an application to fill the West District Wheaton City Council vacancy before the filing deadline, b) know when the filing deadline is (5:00 PM Tuesday, August 6, 2019), c) have an opportunity to express support for or opposition to those candidates.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The deadline to be considered by the City of Knoxville to fill the vacant city council position is this week. As of last Friday, only two individuals have indicated their interest in filling the vacant position. Jerrold Jordan and John Gotta have both formally informed the city of their interest. The deadline to apply to be considered is Wednesday, July 31st. Anyone interested in filling the vacant position can submit a letter of interest and resume to City Hall for review by the council. Following the July 31st deadline the remaining Councilmembers will review all submitted material, and may schedule a meeting to interview interested candidates. If needed, interviews would likely take place on either August 5th or August 12th.)

— The Psychology of the Leftward March As with Nixon, Democrats mistake Trump for an extremist. That in turn drives them to extremes. – Barton Swaim
— Nationalism Essential to Preserve Ourselves Aristotle said it is the first duty of a culture to affirm its values if it wishes for that culture to survive. – Jeff Pittman – Roswell, Ga.
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Careers in Marijuana Catch On at Colleges Two universities offer first courses on cannabis as more states legalize its recreational and medical use – Likhitha Butchireddygari
— Financial Crisis Yields a Generation of Renters Many young adults are priced out of the housing market. That could reshape their finances—and the economy—for years to come. – Christina Rexrode

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats turn minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, poor people, immigrants, etc. against Republicans.

July 28 Morning Edition

(DIERSEN: If you have any interest in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s City Council, and/or in Wheaton’s West District, please see the articles at the end of this email.)

— President Trump attacks another Democratic Congressman on Twitter – GAYNOR HALL

— Baltimore leaders defend city after Trump calls it ‘filthy, infested’; some call Trump tweets racist – AP

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, “Illinois is making it hard — and expensive — to get a license to sell legal marijuana.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get Chicago nuns, 86 and 90, to promote illegal immigration.

— CHICAGO: A TALE OF 7 CITIES – Ed Zotti…/281663961612255

— Governing Magazine ranks Pritzker best of the new governors – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Pritzker is having great success in driving individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joseph Monack of Woodstock demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Republicans.

— Police: Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states – AP

— Massive Political Corruption Across Illinois Has A Namesake Beer Blue Island Beer Company founders didn’t brew Massive Political Corruption Ale For The Chicago City Council, but if the beer fits, drink it. – Mark Konkol

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Howard Moore demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump and Trump’s supporters.

— Ilhan Omar Marriage Flummoxes Media Fact-Checkers The ‘baseless smear’ that can’t be debunked – Brent Scher

— Trump throws Squad feud back at Pelosi after ‘racist’ accusation: ‘Democrats always play the race card’ – Ronn Blitzer

— Reparations and Racial Politicking – Thomas R. Ascik
— Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat! – Eric Utter

— The Great Excluded and Our Nationalist Future – Matthew Boose (DIERSEN: Democrats want to exclude those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old people, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— NAACP: Impeach ‘Occupant’ of WH for ‘Vile Racist Attack’ on Cummings – TONY LEE
— Swalwell: Criticizing Baltimore Akin to ‘Trashing America’ – HANNAH BLEAU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from minorities, Buttigieg promotes hatred of Whites.

— Trump Takes Fresh Aim at Nancy Pelosi for Her ‘Failing’ California District President is working to hold elected Democrats accountable for their own local problems and issues — urgent fixes are long overdue

— Some Questions for the Democratic Candidates – GEORGE WILL

— Trump doubles down on attacks against Cummings and Baltimore district – JUSTIN WISE
— Baltimore Sun editorial board lashes out at Trump: ‘Better to have a few rats than to be one’ – JOHN BOWDEN

— Trump promised on Friday to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors retaliated against Republican-led budget cuts by a) forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, c) always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, d) not promoting me beyond GS-13, e) getting rid of my mentor in 1987, f) keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and g) forcing me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)

— Is cannabis use the same as off-duty drinking by workers? Many companies still say no – Valentina Sanchez (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs target Republicans. Moderates and liberals target conservatives.
— The Stories That Divide Us How seeing the other side’s narrative can de-polarize your mind. – Ross Douthat
— In Politics, Apologies Are for Losers At least that’s what the numbers say. – Cass R. Sunstein (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize a) for causing their problems, b) for causing your problems, c) for causing my problems, and d) for causing everyone’s problems.)
— Pelosi. Clinton. Obama. Now ‘the Squad’ Is the New Target for the Right. – Jeremy W. Peters (DIERSEN: Who targets you? Those who target me a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs promote “citizens of the world.” Republicans promote “citizens of America.”
— A CNN anchor’s emotional response to Trump’s Twitter rant about his ‘infested’ hometown – Hannah Knowles (DIERSEN: Those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my hometown of Crete stress that when I, my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and my great great grand parents lived there, Crete was overwhelmingly German American and Lutheran.)

— Why the Democratic obsession with racism won’t win them minority votes – Michael Goodwin

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting immigrants to hate not only Trump, but to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote those immigrants who despise if not hate America.

— Do the Democrats who want open borders leave the doors open to their homes? – Mitch Kehetian

— Why you need a midyear budget check-in – COURTNEY JESPERSEN (DIERSEN: So far this year, my wife and I have spent lots more than our income. That would not have been the case if my Democrat superiors in the federal government had not succeeded in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)

— Pay for Performance is the Only Choice – HOWARD RISHER (DIERSEN: Democrats use pay for performance a) to retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

— Application for Appointment to Irvine City Council & Questionnaire (8 pages) & Statement of Economic Interests & Instructions (23 pages)

— Applicants expressing interest in open city council seat – George Willoughby,23271

— Here’s why every Livonia candidate is running for office – Shelby Tankersley

— Questions to ask candidates who want to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy – Dave Diersen

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote dependency on government, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote dependency on charity, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote LGBTQ activity, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote abortion, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote mass/illegal immigration, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote vices including booze, gambling, and pot, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of First Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote patronage, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote political affiliation discrimination, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote reverse discrimination, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote age discrimination, please elaborate?

What is your position on Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please elaborate?

How long have you lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?

Since you have lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, what you done that demonstrates that you want the aforesaid to be prosperous and safe, please elaborate?

Why do you wish to be considered for an appointment to fill this vacancy, please elaborate?

In your opinion, what are the three most important issues that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how should those issues be addressed, please elaborate?

What is your work experience and how would it help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What is your education and how would it help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What are your professional certifications and licenses and how would they help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What professional associations are you a member of and how would those memberships help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

If asked who would provide you with references, please elaborate?

How would you characterize your relationships with the following: a) Wheaton’s mayor, City Council members, City Attorney, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, City Planner, City Engineer, etc.; b) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; c) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCaianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Jean Kaczmarek, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; d) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; e) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; f) School District 200 officials; g) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano, please elaborate?

How would you characterize your relationships with West District Precinct Committeemen including Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, Robert Krzyzewski, Robert Larsen, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling, please elaborate?

Have you ever been elected to or appointed to a government and political office, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever been arrested, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever pled guilty to crime or been convicted of a crime, and if so, please elaborate?

Do you have any health problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Do you have any financial problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Approximately, how much time per week do you have available to devote to City Council duties?

Have you been a plaintiff or defendant in any litigation, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever been delinquent with any type of taxes, and if so, please elaborate?

Do you have any financial or other type of conflict of interest if you served on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever filed bankruptcy, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever been fired, forced to resign, or forced to retire from a job, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever done anything that submits you to blackmail, and if so, please elaborate?

What demonstrates that if appointed, you will not be manipulated or dominated, for example, that you are financially secure, please elaborate?

The following are typical city council functions ( What experience do you have doing each of the following, please elaborate?

Review and approve the annual budget;
Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities;
Oversee performance of the local public employees;
Oversee effectiveness of programs;
Establish tax rates;
Enter into legal contracts;
Borrow funds;
Pass ordinances and resolutions;
Modify the city’s charter;
Regulate land use through zoning laws;
Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations;
Regulate public health and safety;
Exercise the power of eminent domain;
Communicate policies and programs to residents;
Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and
Represent the community to other levels of government.

July 27 Evening Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Are suburbs going to allow sale of marijuana? So far more say ‘no’ or leaning no – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, each of Illinois’s 1,298 municipalities and each of its 102 counties should ASAP ban the sale of pot. Further, Wheaton’s Mayor, Wheaton’s 5 City Council members, applicants to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy, DuPage County’s Board Chairman, and DuPage County’s 18 Board members including Eckhoff and Elliot, should ASAP call for banning the sale of pot in all of DuPage County’s 38 municipalities and in its unincorporated areas. Further, a) the Illinois Republican Party should ASAP call for banning the sale of pot in all of Illinois, b) the DuPage County Republican Central Committee and the other 101 Republican county party organizations in Illinois should ASAP call for banning the sale of pot in their counties, c) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the 8 other Republican township party organizations in DuPage County, and all the other Republican township and ward party organizations in Illinois should ASAP call banning the sale of pot in their townships and wards, d) each and every elected and appointed government official in Illinois and candidates for those offices including Almiron, Berlin, Bucholz, Curran, Grogan, Grant, Henry, Holder, Ives, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Mazzochi, Mendrick, Oberweis, Ruscitti, Sanguinetti, and Wehrli, should ASAP call for banning the sale of pot in their jurisdictions, and d) each and every law enforcement, medical, religious, education, etc. leader in Illinois should ASAP call for banning the sale of pot in Illinois.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Naperville Councilman Kevin Coyne, who led the effort to prevent the sale of recreational marijuana in the city, said he believes more municipalities will say “no.” “I do feel this should not belong in the suburbs,” Coyne said. The main concerns are a potential increase in traffic crashes, use among teens and consumption of harder drugs, Coyne said. . .The state will issue up to 75 retail dispensary licenses, including 47 in the Chicago metro area, before May 1. Existing medical cannabis dispensaries can apply for early approval licenses to either sell recreational marijuana on site or at a different location. Up to 110 licenses will be available by December 2021. . .Bloomingdale Village Trustee Frank Bucaro said he’s perfectly OK not getting additional revenues because he believes recreational marijuana will bring about a slew of negative consequences, particularly for youth. “How do you put a dollar amount on that?” Bucaro said.)
— Rosemont denies corruption allegations in response to report of FBI inquiry – Christopher Placek

–President Donald Trump calls Baltimore ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’ – AP

— Trump Attacks Majority-Black District Represented by Critic “Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” Trump tweeted – Zeke Miller

— Trump attacks majority-black district of Baltimore represented by Rep. Elijah Cummings Trump’s attacks, made on Twitter, were the latest assault on a prominent lawmaker, and the people he represents, two weeks after he sparked nationwide controversy with racist tweets directed at four congresswomen of color. – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more reparations that you owe.

— In suburbs, spiral of decline becomes homeowners’ burden Homeowners in many Chicago suburbs face collapsing home values and soaring property taxes. The predicament stems from years of business and job losses, globalization and strained municipal finances. – BGA

— Pritzker is clear on his progressive views – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: To promote progressive views in Illinois is to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Nancy Pelosi repudiates Trump’s ‘racist attacks’ against Elijah Cummings – Daniel Chaitin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— Former Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu joins Trump campaign after ouster over ‘offensive’ social media posts – Sam Dorman

— Bloomberg – an integral part of the swamp – James Mullin

— Joe Biden Jumps to Defend Elijah Cummings After Trump Criticism – HARIS ALIC
— Hungary: ‘Illegal Migration Is a Threat to European Culture and Civilization’ – JACK MONTGOMERY

— Media Plays The Racist Card After Trump’s Tweets On Baltimore, President’s Supporters Push Back – SCOTT MOREFIELD

— How Democrats Are Shorting White Voters For 2020 – PETER VAN BUREN (DIERSEN: Are you White? Ever-increasingly, to vote for a Democrat is to shout that you believe that Whites are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)

— Pro Mass Migration Republicans (RINOs) ‘Equally to Blame’ for Border Crisis, Say Experts  Experts give the facts on political and economic impacts induced by illegal immigration. – Natalie Winters
— Michelle Malkin Blasts Open Borders Catholics Members of the Catholic Church are undermining America’s need for a wall on the southern border. – Natalie Winters

— Democrats say U.S.-Guatemala asylum deal outsources America’s responsibility to help desperate migrants – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)

— Trump Assails Elijah Cummings, Calling His Congressional District a Rat-Infested ‘Mess’ – Peter Baker

— Trump attacks Rep. Cummings’s district, calling it a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’ – Colby Itkowitz
— Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want veterans to smoke pot.

— 7 ways your resume is holding you back – Mary Caldwell (DIERSEN: Applicants to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy are required to submit their resume. The deadline is Tuesday, 5:00 PM, August 6, 2019. I am updating my resume for the first time in almost 22 years. What suggestions do you have for me?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You didn’t include dates. In an effort to avoid age discrimination, some job candidates will leave dates off their resume. But this is such an expected part of a resume that leaving it off stands out in a negative way, U.S. News & World Report warns. If you’re worried about revealing your age, include only your last 15 years of experience. This time period is often more relevant to employers, so it gives them the information they need without aging yourself. You have unexplained gaps in your employment. Employers usually understand that life happens and that gaps in work history aren’t uncommon, WiseBread says. What concerns them, however, is large gaps without any explanation. If you have periods of unemployment, include a single line of explanation, such as “Family Care” if you took time off while raising your kids or “Volunteering for XYZ organization.” . . . You list irrelevant work experience Related experience usually matters most to employers, so if you include irrelevant past experience, you’re distracting the recruiter, according to The Muse. Include only those skills that can be transferred to the position you’re applying for instead of every job you’ve ever held. Provide details about any accomplishments or training that could benefit you in the job you’re applying for.)

— Jacksonville City Council member holds first community forum on marijuana – David Jones (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county want pot to be sold in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, and in your county? I should survey those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County and ask if they want pot to be sold in their neighborhood, in their Precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.

July 26 Evening Edition

— Supreme Court allows use of Pentagon funds for border wall – AP

— Fox News poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 10 points in 2020 matchup – Mark Norris

— OUTSTANDING: Lake Forest and Lake Bluff open to banning recreational marijuana sales – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law requiring one-person public bathrooms be gender-neutral – Dan Petrella
— Trump budget deal shows the tea party is very dead – CLARENCE PAGE
— Illinois eliminates statute of limitations on major sex crimes – Dan Petrella

— Former Dem judge says he’ll run against Kim Foxx as Republican Former Cook County Judge Pat O’Brien, once a high-ranking county prosecutor, argued that under Kim Foxx, “The only people who can say they are safer are the people committing crimes.” – Mark Brown

— OUTSTANDING: Suburbs say no to recreational marijuana Naperville, Libertyville and Bloomingdale vote themselves weed-free. – JOHN PLETZ
— Illinois’ new cannabis industry comes with an obligation To benefit from whatever revenue comes our way, Illinois must instill strict safety standards and compliance from Day One, writes former U.S. Rep. Robert Dold. Want guidance? Look to other states that are leading the way. – ROBERT DOLD

— 2020 tests if Dems can win enough black voters without Obama – AP

— Large-capacity gun magazine ban defended by Illinois Attorney General

— Kankakee County Board member Ekhoff says Willard should resign for FB post, both parties should ‘stop these games’ – Chris Adams

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Grayville Council opts in to recreational marijuana – TYLER A. BURR

— Illinois Gun Dealers Made to Play By New Rules, Without the Rulebook – TIM SHELLEY


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage poor college students to smoke pot.

— Would an old presidential candidate die in office? Some scientific answers – Kimberly Leonard & Cassidy Morrison (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old.)

— Bette Midler denounced as a ‘real racist’ by fellow celebrities for tweet about black Trump supporters – Tyler McCarthy (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites to curry favor with minorities? What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn men to curry favor with women? What do you say to older people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn older people to curry favor with younger people? What do you say to German Americans who demonize, denigrate, and condemn German Americans to curry favor with non-German Americans? What do you say to rich people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn rich people to curry favor with non-rich people? What do you say to those who claim to be conservative who demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservatives to curry favor with moderates and liberals?)

— The fallacy of good intentions – Anthony C. Patton

— De Blasio Says Trump Won’t Be Welcome In New York City After Presidency – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: How welcome are Trump supporters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?)

— Trump Campaign Releases Brutal Video Blasting Far-Left Congresswomen – RYAN SAAVEDRA

— There Are 11 Ways AOC Is Destroying Democrats – Michael Dorstewitz
— Democrats Render ‘No One Is Above the Law’ Meaningless – Clarence McKee

— Democrats Prove Again They Aren’t Serious About Fixing the Border Crisis – Katie Pavlich

— Omar to America: ‘You Bunch of Racists’ Stop being bigots, she says, and start implementing the Left’s socialist agenda. – Nate Jackson

— De Blasio Says Trump ‘Not Welcome’ in NYC, but Poll Shows Who New Yorkers Really Like Better – JARED HARRIS (DIERSEN: How successful have the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs been in promoting hatred of Trump in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?)

— Supreme Court rules Trump can use military funds for border wall construction – JACQUELINE THOMSEN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting 1,400 “Jewish clergy” to hate Trump and to hate his supporters

— You’re probably making incorrect assumptions about your opposing political party – Arthur C. Brooks (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party talks and acts like its members are overwhelmingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

July 25 Evening Edition

— Eagle with golf clubs? Altered seal at Trump speech – AP
— Tlaib calls for $20-an-hour minimum wage: ‘I can’t allow people to be living off tips’

— Aldermen aim to eliminate exceptions in Welcoming City statute for people in this country illegally – JOHN BYRNE
— Commentary: Smell that? Why the new cannabis culture stinks – Christopher Borrelli
— National police union asks Lightfoot to apologize after hot mic captured ‘FOP clown’ comment – Gregory Pratt
— Setting aside impeachment – Editorial

— National FOP president demands that Lightfoot apologize for open mic put-down Chuck Canterbury jumped into the controversy triggered by Lightfoot’s off-handed remark, accusing the mayor of immature behavior that has left Chicago Police officers feeling unappreciated by their new boss. – Fran Spielman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican platform-hater says “Right-wing agenda will doom Republican Jeanne Ives’ bid for Congress in 2020 The former candidate for governor has Trump-like views that won’t play well in a district with plenty of moderates.”
— Connecting the dots on Mike Madigan, ComEd lobbyists and your electric bill When the Legislature decides how much ComEd can charge, the assumption is lawmakers are working for you. Want to bet on that? – Editorial

— Why Naper Settlement is ending Civil War Days after 37-year run – Marie Wilson

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Vince Koers “said the city should add its name to the Illinois cities unwilling to trade 3 percent taxes on marijuana sales for children’s lives. He said youngsters lives will be destroyed.”

— Former Rauner operative poses as SIUE student to ambush Democrat running for Congress – JOSEPH BUSTOS

— Londrigan Responds to “Fake Reporter” Incident – SAM DUNKLAU (DIERSEN: Of course my disgusting critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would paint me as being a clone of Nick Klitzing.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan’s campaign called the incident “underhanded.” . . . Londrigan says the stunt was in poor form. “Congressman Davis likes to go on television and talk about civility in politics, all the while his campaign is again engaging in an ongoing series of dishonest distractions,” she said. Klitzing formerly worked on Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign and served as the state Republican Party Director for a time. According to WCIA TV, Klitzing says he had received orders from higher-up campaign staffers. Davis campaign personnel have crashed Londrigan events before. “Congressman Davis’ field director showed up at one of my events drunk, and ended up getting arrested for assaulting people,” Londrigan said, recounting an incident from 2018. “It’s not the first time that somebody within the Davis campaign has behaved in this manner.” . . . When asked if her campaign is revisiting how it screens reporters for news conferences, Londrigan laughed and said it would be a “good idea.”)

— Pritzker condemns Kankakee County Democratic chairman’s inflammatory social media post – Robert Hadley

— Madigan’s circle is ‘corrupt from top to bottom,’ Chicago GOP chair says after another FBI raid – Glenn Minnis

— Siding with Washington’s far left, Lauren Underwood has placed a big one-and-done target on her own back – W.J. Kennedy

— The NRCC’s slash and burn emails
— Eastern Bloc member announces another Confederate Railroad gig

— California progressives up in arms over ‘straight pride parade’ – Cheryl K. Chumley

— Young conservatives should steer clear of Turning Point USA – Jordan Lancaster (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican work against me.)

— Pity the Geldings in Pelosi’s House Democrat Caucus – Dave Ball

— Iran: Trump Claim U.S. Can Destroy Afghanistan Is ‘Racist’ – EDWIN MORA

— 74% Of ESPN Fans Don’t Want The Network Talking About Politics – DAVID HOOKSTEAD

— Ilhan Omar Claims White Men ‘Cause Most Of The Deaths’ In America. She’s Wrong. Here Are The Facts. – Matt Walsh

— After Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets, Dems Demand ‘Civility,’ But When Have They Practiced It? – Larry Elder

— FLASHBACK: Rashida Tlaib Called for Donald Trump’s Deportation in 2015

— University shrinks testify: Trump incites violence, his rallies akin to those of Hitler

— House Bill Empowers Sanctuary City Victims of Illegal Aliens to Sue Officials – MARK TAPSCOTT

— Volunteer for GOP candidate poses as student journalist to crash rival Democrat’s press call – OWEN DAUGHERTY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about candidates and their volunteers who have stated that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have focused on harming me.)
— Almost half of Americans say criticizing America is unpatriotic, poll finds (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats criticize America and criticize Americans, and especially Americans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Drugged driving: Traffic stops changing in pot-legal states – Jean Lotus

— A Vietnam veteran needed help. The government gave him a “bad paper” discharge instead – EMMA DUMAIN AND TARA COPP (DIERSEN: As my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout, the federal government gave me a bad paper discharge. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)

— Ilhan Omar: It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism The nation’s ideals are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them. – Ilhan Omar

— Social media companies are outsourcing their dirty work to the Philippines. A generation of workers is paying the price. – Elizabeth Dwoskin, Jeanne Whalen and Regine Cabato

— What Do the Democrats Stand For? Inside a Fight Over America’s Future – MOLLY BALL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— A complete guide to get the Dream Job! A quick guide to impressing your interviewer – Sijdah Hussain

July 18 Evening Edition

— Republican Jeanne Ives jumps in Congress race for Democratic Rep. Casten seat Before Ives, a former state representative who lost a primary bid against former Gov. Bruce Rauner, can face Casten she must beat Evelyn Sanguinetti, who was Rauner’s running mate. – Lynn Sweet
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The match-up will be the biggest GOP primary for Congress in Illinois. With no fanfare, Ives filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. . .In a big of a pre-emptive strike against Ives, Sanguinetti released on Monday the names of 40 Republicans who back her, including Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; former Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.; former Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., former Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood; DuPage County Board Chair Dan Cronin and a group of GOP township committeemen — all influential in a Republican primary. As of June 30, Casten has $899,888 cash-on-hand. Sanguinetti, who jumped in the race in April, has $69,890 cash-on-hand. Rauner donated $2,800 as did his wife, Diana, who gave $2,800. Sanguinetti also loaned her campaign $5,000.)
— Illinois Democratic lawmakers split on Trump impeachment resolution; mirror national divide How to handle impeachment is an issue that is dividing Democrats and Illinois lawmakers mirror those splits. – Lynn Sweet

— Former GOP candidate for governor Jeanne Ives now seeking party nod to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten – RICK PEARSON
— Sham candidates are bad for democracy, but let’s not make a federal case of it – Eric Zorn

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 3 DuPage Democrats want county to permit recreational pot sales – Sadia Covert–
— Federal filing: Ives seeking Casten’s U.S. House seat – Marie Wilson
— Ex-St. Charles school board member to run for Kane County chairman, targets Lauzen’s leadership style – James Fuller

— Jeanne Ives files to run for Congress against Sean Casten The GOP apparently will have to work out a primary battle with Evelyn Sanguinetti before trying to take out the freshman Democrat in next year’s election. – GREG HINZ
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political insiders say Ives has been calling around and advising top Republicans that she may formally announce as soon as this weekend. The district had been a longtime Republican stronghold represented by Peter Roskam, but he was unseated by Casten in the 2018 election.)
— There will be weed, but where? Not all recreational weed dispensaries authorized in the state’s marijuana bill may be open by Jan. 1. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: No one, and especially those who have children, should live or work anywhere near where pot is sold.)

— President Trump says he’s not happy with ‘send her back’ chant at North Carolina rally – AP

— It’s not just Trump: NRCC labels Democrats ‘socialist’ and ‘deranged’

— Former gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives to run in the 6th – DREW ZIMMERMAN

— Former GOP candidate for governor Jeanne Ives now seeking party nod to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten – Rick Pearson

— Rep. Adam Kinzinger ‘disgusted’ with chants of ‘send her back’ (DIERSEN: Are you White? From what country/countries did your ancestors immigrate from? Constructively, Democrats are chanting “send Whites back.”)

— What happens when you cross your own party? – Rich Miller

— Jeanne Ives Challenging Evelyn Sanguinetti for GOP Nomination for Congress to Face Off Against Democrat Sean Casten 
— Underwood Off to the Mexican Border 
— Rezin Explains “Present” Vote on recreational Marijuana Legalization 
— Rezin Explains “Present” Vote on recreational Marijuana Legalization 
— Jack Franks Among Seven Local Leaders Underwood Using to Pass H.R. 1757 
— More on 6th & 14th Congressional District Races
— The Contract Attorney Robert Hanlon Has with Algonquin Township Road District 
— Comments to County Board from ROAR for AJ Spokespersons 
— Attorney Robert Hanlon Pulls Plug on Algonquin Township, Sends Notice of Default for Non-Payment of Bills 
— Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Pay Road District Legal Bill

— Upcoming GOP events in Will County – Keri Carbaugh

— Ives files federal paperwork to run for Congress
— Pritzker job approval 44-35 (DIERSEN: What percent of those who approve of Pitzker a) did smoke pot, b) are smoking pot, c) want to smoke pot, d) want everyone to smoke pot, e) want to make money selling pot, and/or f) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers demonize, denigrate, and condemn as being racists those who do not push pot.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the early 1900s an influx of Mexican immigrants came to the US fleeing political unrest in their home country. With them, they brought the practice of smoking cannabis recreationally. And it took off. The Spanish word for the plant started to be used more often too. Marijuana. Or as it was spelled at that time, marihuana, with an “H. This is when the more sensational headlines about the drug began to appear. In 1936, a propaganda film called Reefer Madness was released. In the movie, teenagers smoke weed for the first time and this leads to a series of horrific events involving hallucination, attempted rape, and murder. Much of the media portrayed it as a gateway drug. […] Harry Anslinger took the scientifically unsupported idea of marijuana as a violence-inducing drug, connected it to black and Hispanic people, and created a perfect package of terror to sell to the American media and public. By emphasizing the Spanish word marihuana instead of cannabis, he created a strong association between the drug and the newly arrived Mexican immigrants who helped popularize it in the States. He also created a narrative around the idea that cannabis made black people forget their place in society. He pushed the idea that jazz was evil music created by people under the influence of marijuana. […] In the first full year after the Marihuana Tax Act was passed, black people were about three times more likely to be arrested for violating narcotic drug laws than whites. And Mexicans were nearly nine times more likely to be arrested for the same charge.)

— Trump: ‘You Can’t Say You Love Our Country If You Want to Destroy It Through Open Borders’ – Susan Jones

— Ashlyn Harris, U.S. women’s soccer team goalie, blasts Christian player Jaelene Hinkle as ‘homophobic’

— Stop Chanting ‘Send Her Back.’ Citizenship Isn’t Conditional. – JIM GERAGHTY (DIERSEN: According to David Ware (, naturalized citizenship can be revoked if “within 5 years of naturalization, the U.S. government proved you joined a subversive group. Such groups include Al Qaeda and the Nazi Party, for example” and “within 10 years of naturalization, you refused to testify before a U.S. congressional committee investigating your involvement in an allegedly subversive act. Subversive acts include trying to harm U.S. officials or overthrow the government.” and “you lied or concealed relevant facts in order to obtain U.S. citizenship, your citizenship could be revoked. This is called illegally procuring citizenship.”)

— Berkeley bans ‘male-centric’ language in city code, like ‘manhole,’ ‘manmade’ – Jessica Chasmar

— Staffers-turned-lawmakers find they face hundreds of thousands of bosses rather than one – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: I should write a book about elected officials and party leaders who have acted like they accepted lots of money from my critics/opponents to get rid of me.)
— Ilhan Omar invokes boycott of Nazi Germany in resolution supporting Israel boycotts – John Gage

— Sean Spicer: Progressive ‘squad’ setting the agenda for the Democrats – Victor Garcia
— Trump could set up Dems for defeat in 2020 by forcing them to embrace 4 radical congresswomen – Cal Thomas
— Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union – Lukas Mikelionis

— Why Trump called out ‘The Squad’ – Rajan Laad

— Advice to Democratic Wolves: Start Wearing Sheep’s Clothing – Jackson Scott
— Stiffening the Backbone of the Right – Matthew J. Peterson

— Trump’s Tweetstorm Correctly Linked Anti-Americanism to Antisemitism – Caroline Glick
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Offers Pessimistic View of America – JOEL B. POLLAK
— Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg Try to Sneak ‘Country Cap’ Prize from President Donald Trump – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What country/countries did your ancestors come from? How popular/unpopular are/were those countries? From what I see, since WWI, and especially since WWII, Germany has been extremely unpopular. SEE:

— ‘Words Matter’: Democratic Congressman Wants To Officially Abolish The Words ‘Illegal Alien’ – Jason Hopkins

— Media’s ‘Racist’ Judgment Call Against Trump Hurts The Institution – Emily Jashinsky

— SHE’S TOAST: Latest Report by David Steinberg Describes Ilhan Omar’s 8 Instances of Perjury – Could Face 40 Years in Prison or Deportation – Jim Hoft

— DEMS’ ‘POISON PILL’ PANDERING TO BLACK AMERICANS Erik Rush says problems candidates cite were caused by their own policies

— Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant from his rally

— Democrats call for increased security after ‘send her back’ chants – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
— Ex-GOP Rep. Roskam joins lobbying firm – ALEX GANGITANO

— Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live – Ronald Brownstein (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at immigrants, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)

— Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in – Julia Love

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.

— House passes long-sought $15 minimum wage legislation – Erica Werner and Mike DeBonis
— Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From 2006 to 2012 there were 124,291,375 prescription pain pills supplied to DuPage County, Ill. 51,402,360 of the pills were distributed by Walgreen Co and 61,872,650 were manufactured by Actavis Pharma, Inc. HEARTLAND PHARMACY OF ILLINOIS, LLC, WOODRIDGE pharmacy received the highest number of pills.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.

— GOP congressman on Trump tweets: ‘I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo-Saxon’ – Rebecca Morin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.

— MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS BELIEVE U.S. COULD “LOSE IDENTITY” BECAUSE OF FOREIGNERS – NICOLE GOODKIND (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and side with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)

— MAY 11, 2018 FLASHBACK: When German Immigrants Were America’s Undesirables – BECKY LITTLE

— Caution: Age Discrimination May Lie Ahead
— The Strings Attached to Buyouts (DIERSEN: Were you “offered” an early-retirement buyout? In 1993, when I was 45 years old, citing draconian Republican-led budget cuts, GAO “offered” all its employees who had 25 or more years of federal service, including me, a $25,000 early-retirement buyout. During the next 4 years, GAO got rid of all its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Jim Belushi Is Launching a Blues Brothers Cannabis Brand in Illinois He’s an Illinois native who has been growing pot in Oregon. Not that Illinois legalized he’s bringing what he’s learned back home.