October 13 Evening Edition

— Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes – JOHN BURNETT

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, if you oppose promoting LGBTQ activity, you will not be hired and you will be fired.

— City won’t spend to promote census count – Bill Smith

— IL-14: Catalina Lauf at Sycamore Speedway in Kane County for DuKane A.B.A.T.E. Toy & Food Drive & Motorcycle Run
— Advice on How to Run for Office
— IL-06: Dr. Jay Kinzler thanks Evelyn Sanguinetti and Appeals to Her Supporters to Join Him
— McHenry County Billboard Advertiser Cited in Tribune Article Connecting Gambling Expansion to Mafia, Role of Alexander MacArthur When Racing Board Chairman
— IL-14: Trump Delegate from District Posting Negatives of Catalina Lauf

— 6th Congressional District candidate Kinzler condemns ‘dirty politics’ – Glenn Minnis

— The incredible shrinking whistleblower – J.R. Dunn
— CNN equality forum: Misgendering Is “violence” – Eric Utter

— Trump Wins Every Democratic Debate Lots of voters dislike the president but will be convinced to vote for him by seeing his opponents. – Bobby Jindal
— Don’t Ask Me to Do Office Housework! Women are often expected to do the less-glamorous work, like buy birthday cards and take notes – Rachel Feintzeig (DIERSEN: Because he had type 1 diabetes, to avoid stress, my outstanding father got advice and took that advice to learn stenography in high school.

— Buttigieg Says O’Rourke’s Plan to Pull Tax Breaks From Anti-LGBTQ Orgs ‘Means Going to War’ With Churches – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs put pressure on churches a) to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things and b) to dump/destroy 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.) 

— 3 Ways Former Google CEO Is Reengaging Workers To Be More Productive – Heidi Lynne Kurter (DIERSEN: What did you do to make yourself more productive? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree (management) when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (business), 31 (accounting), and 48 (finance), b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (accounting), 32 (internal auditing), 41 (fraud examination), 45 (government financial management), 47 (financial services auditing), and 48 (forensic accounting), and c) a job-related professional license (accounting) when I was 32. I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996.)
— Positive Experiences Impact Employees Twice As Long As Negative – How To Create More Impactful Moments At Work – David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom (DIERSEN: What positive work experiences have you had? I was promoted in 1986 when I was 38 years old, in 1974, in 1973, and in 1972. What negative work experiences have you had? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997, 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.)

— Atlanta Pride showcases growing LGBTQ political clout in Georgia – Greg Bluestein and Maya T. Prabhu

— 35-year-old CEO says hard-working millennials are ‘few and far between’ – Lucy Dean (DIERSEN: What did you accomplish by the time you were 35? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-business) and 31 (DePaul-accounting, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (accounting) and 32 (internal auditing), and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32 (accounting). In today’s dollars, I earned $46,554/year when I was 22, $56,945/year when I was 23, $68,897/year when I was 24, $82,579/year when I was 29, $93,592/year when I was 30, and $96,345/year when I was 35. I bought new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, and 29 (2). I bought a new town home when I was 24, a studio condo when I was 25, and a one bedroom condo when I was 27. I got married when I was 29. We bought a home in Wheaton when I was 29 and we had a new home built in Wheaton when I was 35.) 

— GAO’s Professional Development Program – Watchdogs in Training (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinated did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $33,591/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $60,001/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)